Located in the north-west corner of the African continent, Morocco is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and Algeria to the east.
The former imperial city of Marrakech is located in central Morocco.
Marrakech, former imperial city
Marrakech is known as the Red City because of its red sandstone walls built during the mid-12th century. The city of Marrakech grew rapidly to establish itself as a cultural, religious and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.