Places World Heritage
September 17, 2020
There are several places in Morocco considered by UNESCO heritage of humanity according to various criteria, such as the fact that represent works of art of the human creative genius, exhibit an important human values Exchange, are exceptional examples of buildings or architectural sets or landscapes, representative of one or several cultures traditional human settlements, or are associated with events or living traditions of universal significance. 1 Medina of Fez Fez today remains the spiritual capital and culture of Morocco. It was founded in the 9th century and saw its heyday during the reign of the Marinidas, in the 13th and 14th centuries, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the Kingdom. In addition to hosting the oldest university in the world, to the Qaraouiyyin University, the medina of Fez also welcomes outstanding monuments of that period, especially madrasas, fondouks, palaces, private residences, mosques and fountains. 2 Medina of Marrakech in the medina of Marrakesh is they are some of the most important jewels of Morocco, especially the Koutoubia mosque, the Badi Palace, madrasa Ben Yosef and the Saadian tombs, as well as several magnificent residences, doors and monumental gardens, Kasbah, etc. The city, which was founded in 1070-1072 by Ibn Tachfin, leader of the Almoravids, was kept as a political, economic and cultural capital for centuries and influenced in a decisive manner around the Western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. 3 Ksar of Ait – Ben – Haddou a ksar is a pre-sahariano traditional habitat that consists of a group of mud buildings surrounded by high walls. These defensive walls reinforced by towers n each of its corners, protect the overcrowded houses against each other in the interior.
AIT-Ben-Haddou, in the province of Ouarzazate, is a splendid example of the architecture of the South of Morocco. 4. Historic centre of Meknes, Meknes is a perfect testimony to a main city the Maghreb of the 17TH century, where the fusion of Islamic and European styles is still visible today. .