Photos of Marrakesh, one of the imperial cities of Morocco. The name Marrakech originates from the Berber, which means “Land of God”. It is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is a few hours from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it an enviable destination in Morocco.