The company's team trips often take us to some of the most exotic places in the world. Such is the destination of the last trip of Vesela Ilieva, Managing Partner at Unique Estates - the ancient capital of Morocco, Marrakech.
A wonderful journey with a group of friends takes her to the fairytale city of "1001 Nights". Marrakech was founded in the distant 1062. Located at the foot of the majestic Atlas Mountains, it is the last major city of the civilization southwest of the mountain before the Sahara desert that extends beyond its southern slopes. Marrakech is also known as the "Pink City" because of the predominant tile-pink color of the buildings there.
Vesela is impressed by the history, local traditions and vivid colours and aromas of this place. Medina is the "old town" - the historic center of Marrakech and the traditional trade and crafts center in Morocco. Here are the oriental markets, residential neighborhoods with winding streets, the remarkable large Koutoubia mosque and the Royal Palace. Many of the traditional old houses in Medina have been restored by Europeans and local owners and are now converted into luxury buildings with an indoor garden, a pool, fountains and rooftop terraces. Some of them are now charming boutique hotels that combine modern design with Oriental splendor.
Another interesting place Vesela tells us about is the El-Fna Square, which was declared a UNESCO monument. It is located in the center of the Medina of Marrakech and is one of the largest tourist attractions today. It is famous for its many stalls, cobras and monkey tamers, jugglers, rope players, dancers, singers, speakers, storytellers, and other local artists who fascinate the tourists.
Just a few steps from the square is the hotel where Vesela stays. "The Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech is a magical place! Every detail of the interior, the architecture, the garden and the overall atmosphere there immerse you into the magic of Morocco. A real palace created in the spirit of the Orient, "says Vesela.
Another place she is fascinated by it is the botanical gardens Jardin Majorelle. Situated along a central water basin, the garden contains hundreds of exotic plants and birds from around the world. It was opened for public in 1947, and in 1980 the property was transferred to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. There the eminent designer creates some of his most beautiful collections in all his work.
We thank Vesela for this enchanting trip to the city from "1001 Nights"!