Marrakech designated African Capital of Culture 2020
23 November 2018 Marrakech
Marrakech has just been designated African Capital of Culture 2020, a showcase of today’s urban Africa, highlighting the diversity of African cultural expressions, announced on Friday in Marrakech, the Mayor of the ochre city, Mohamed Larbi Belcaid.
In 2020, Marrakech, this thousand-year-old city doubly inscribed on the universal heritage list, first through its medina since 1985 but also Jamaa Lafna Square as an intangible heritage in 2001, will bear the colors of African culture, he welcomed.
As a world-renowned tourist destination, Marrakech has an important hotel, tourist, event, sports and cultural infrastructure that is very dense, as evidenced by the fabric of museums, traditional and contemporary art centres, he said.