Café littéraire is one of the oldest renovated riads in Marrakech.
Dar Cherifa is an ancient residence in the old city that has been restored by a well-known figure in Marrakech, Abellatif Aït Ben Abdallah, whose mission is to restore the ancient architecture of Marrakech so they can be enjoyed and appreciated by all travellers with a love of architecture.
Passionate about the architecture of this ancient city, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, he set about restoring riads in Marrakech at a time when Marrakchis were more interested in moving out to the new areas. Ancient walls could crumble with no-one paying attention to the loss of historical monuments. He began restoring one riad, the first in a long series, and so began a work of patience dominated by one single idea: to share his love for these ancient residences and to preserve the historical architecture of Marrakech.
Modern travellers can drop by for some Moroccan mint tea or order a meal.
Derb Chorfa Lkabir, Mouassine, Marrakech
Tel.: 05 24 42 64 63 or 05 24 39 16 09