Activities to do in Marrakech

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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Photography in Marrakech

Photography in the souks of Marrakech Marrakech brings out the photographer in most of us. The light, the colours, the costumes and the winding souks all present incredible opportunities for travel photography. Even if you’re not normally one for taking holiday snaps, you will almost certainly regret not bringing a camera along with you to

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Marrakech with kids

Marrakech / Morocco with kids Bright, sunny, colourful and endlessly fascinating, it’s no wonder that children love Marrakech for many of the same reasons we do. We stumbled upon this great online article in the week: http://ciaobambino.com/morocco-with-kids-marrakech-with-kids/ which succinctly explains how best to experience Marrakech with little-ones in-tow. As well as mentioning the more typical

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Fashion designer Marrakech

  Ayron We just have to tell you about Marrakech-based Algerian-French fashion designer Norya Nemiche, otherwise known as Ayron. Her collection, which includes abayas and coats, is beautifully colourful and exudes the exoticism of Marrakech. The kaftans made of delicate transparent muslin are perfect for lounging around the pool, or layered up for outside. We

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Berber jewellery – exhibition in Marrakesh

  Our blog post this week comes from Paris and specifically from the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent where until July 20, the exhibition Berber Women of Morocco will be showing. The exhibition is divided into three spaces focusing on the following topics: Portrait of the Berber Women of Morocco, Skills and Craftsmanship and Traditional

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