Top 10 attractions in Marrakech

Mouassine Museum – new museum in Marrakech

Marrakech has another new, interesting museum – the Mouassine Museum – set in a magnificent 17th-18th century building. Until April 2016 the museum has as its inaugural exhibition “The Festival season” –marriages, the harvest, the fantasias. Featuring exceptional items from the collection of Rabii Alouani Bibi and using music, documents, photographs, you get a sense

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One of the best things to do in Marrakech

One of our recommended things to do in Marrakech As from last month, we at Riad Sapphire and Spa are offering our guests a unique way to visit the Red city. The ‘calèche’ is an age-old form of transport and is a fabulous way to see Marrakesh from the comfort of your own horse and

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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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10 must places to see in Marrakech

1. Place Jemaa el Fna’ – main square of Marrakesh 2. Ali ben Youssef Medersa (Madrassa) and Mosque 3. Musée de Marrakech 4. Koubba el Badiyyin 5. El Bahia Palace 6. Markets – the suqs 7. Majorelle Gardens and the Museum of Islamic Art 8. Saadian Tombs 9. Ramparts of Marrakesh 10. Palais Dar Si

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Marrakesh the city

Marrakech has over 300 days of sunshine and is a year-round destination. Ideal for friends or family reunions, romantic getaways or just getting away. Chill out or celebrate in exotic Marrakech, Morocco.   Marrakesh the city: A mixture of the exotic and the familiar — the old city of Marrakech with its narrow alleyways and

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Maison de la Photographie–treasure of unique photos

A treasure of unique photos. Maison de la Photographie in the medina of Marrakech is definitely worth the visit – here some snapshots of old Marrakech. These photos are so beautiful and special. There are not many old photos from the very old days of Morocco. I have written before about the museum ‘Maison de

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Restaurant at the top of the World

Marrakech’s iconic spot – Place Jemaa’ el Fna Camel’s head, sheep’s testicle, calf’s feet and plenty less exotic treats it’s all to be had at Marrakech’s famous open-air restaurant. We are pleased to publish this fascinating article on Marrakech’s most famous spot – by guest blogger Derek Workman. In 2008, Paula Wolfert’s book, Couscous and

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The City of Marrakesh — a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The old city of Marrakech was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Patrimoine Mondiale) in 2008 in recognition of Marrakesh’ impressive number of masterpieces of architecture and art — the ramparts and monumental gates, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadians tombs, ruins of the Badia’ Palace, Bahia Palace, Menara water feature and pavilion. Recognition as a World Heritage

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Architectural finds in Marrakech flea market

If you love flea markets and are on the lookout for architectural remnants this is the place to go in Marrakech. Bab el Khemis is translated as the Thursday gate. It is indeed one of the gates that allows access to the old city of Marrakech, called the medina. It got its name from the

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Maison de la Photographie Marrakech

MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE IN MARRAKECH, close to Riad Chi-Chi Tucked away near Medersa Ben Youssef, a relatively new museum offers a unique perspective of Morocco, and it’s well worth a look. The “Maison de la Photographie” first opened its doors in April, 2009 and isn’t as well-known as it really should be, yet. Housed

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