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Changes in the distribution of quantitative features of guest houses in the Medina of Marrakesh

Maciej Kałaska
  • Department of World Regional Geography, Institute of Regional and Global Studies, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw
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Published Online: 2015-03-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0030

Abstract

At the turn of the 20th century a rapid development of the tourism colonization space in the Medina of Marrakesh began, which consisted mostly of the conversion of historical dwelling houses into private residential hotels or guest houses. The aim of the article is to present a thorough study of the progressive changes in the distribution of quantitative features of the guest houses in various parts of this old town. The cartographical method was utilised, using maps presenting the localization of the guest houses and the average accommodation capacity indicator for buildings in various quarters of the Medina. The distribution of particular features is compared for selected years (1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008). Furthermore, the article engages in polemics with the remarks of other authors dealing with the subject, concerning the distribution of the guest houses and conditions of changes in the aforementioned process.

Keywords: Guest houses; Medina; Marrakesh; distribution

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About the article

Received: 2014-06-20

Accepted: 2014-11-07

Published Online: 2015-03-20

Published in Print: 2015-03-01


Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0030.

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