Activities to do in Marrakech

It’s hot in Marrakesh

  On those hot days in Marrakesh cool down in our lovely riad pool, a larger than average riad pool. Relax  in any of our two courtyards   or on the roof terrace   Book directly from our secure official website [www.riadsapphire.com] for the best deals.

Selman Hotel Marrakech Matisse Art Gallery art exhibition

Regards Orientalists – art exhibition in Marrakech Between December 26th and January 5th, 2015, art exhibition being held at the prestigious Hotel Selman just outside Marrakech. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Selman Hotel and the Matisse Art Gallery with the theme “Regards Orientalistes” . Selman Hotel is at the foot of the Atlas

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Atelier d’ailleurs – Marrakech crafts

Private workshops for Moroccan crafts – Atelier d’ailleurs in Marrakech Atelier d’ailleurs in Marrakech is an organization that offers many courses on Moroccan handcrafts. You can learn or practice your skills in embroidery, pottery, metal working, tadelakt, woodturning, Moroccan cooking…. You name it, they probably have a course on it. Small, private groups ensure you

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Café Clock in Marrakech

The first Café Clock opened in Fez, Morocco and now there is one in Marrakech.  A great place for cultural exchanges as well as a cup of coffee and a place to rest. Cafés are spring up all over the medina of Marrakech – and a welcome addition they are too. There is local artwork

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Koutoubia mosque, Marrakesh

              The  Koutoubia mosque is the largest in Marrakech and located just next to the main square, Place Jemaa el Fna’.  It derives its name from the Arabic for books “kutub” as there was formerly a book market nearby – way back in 1150. The tower is almost 70

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Tips for travellers to Marrakech

We’re often asked for advice on how best to enjoy Marrakech. So we’ve compiled a small guide letting you know: Best place to go to see the real Marrakech Best place to buy souvenirs Average cost of a meal What you should not miss What tourists should absolutely not do Full text on this link:

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CNN GO travels to Marrakech

CNN GO travels to Marrakech This week we stumbled upon a lovely short film, watchable online, on CNN Go – the travel arm of CNN. In the film, writer and hotelier Maryam Montague takes us on a hot air balloon ride over Morocco’s Red City and Chef Moha Fedal takes us on a scooter ride

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Wanderlust Magazine visits Marrakech

The readers of everyone’s favourite travel magazine, Wanderlust, recently sent in all their best shots of Marrakech to the magazine which have recently published them. The response was impressive. The magazine says: ‘When we asked Wanderlust readers to send us their favourite photos of Marrakech, we were overwhelmed by the shots’ character, energy and atmosphere.

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Moroccan folk art

Small museum showing artistic handwoven rugs What fabulous news! The Medina now has a new place full of history and lovely things – the Boucharouite Museum, an initiative devoted to Moroccan folk art. The museum takes its name from the ‘boucharouite’ carpet, also known as the rag rug, which are made by women in remote

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Getting lost in Marrakesh

Get lost! in Marrakesh To get lost in a foreign city is a fear that many of us have, but putting away the map can be just the thing for adventure. The souks of Marrakech are – we promise – a great place to get lost in. So, what to expect? Well, cast adrift in

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