Around dusk in the north west corner of the Jemaa al fnaa the famous-dacing boys gather and start to perform. The dance and accompanying music will build to a crescendo many hours later.
The cultural origins of this tradition lie in the fact that it would be considered innapropriate for women to put on such a performance. Visitors are welcome to stop a while and watch, as long as they contribute a few dirhams.
The main square in Marrakech is alive 24 hours a day, but it’s character changes almost hour by hour. In the daytime the many snake charmers are an ever present part of the tapestry.
There are many sights and sounds in the vibrant Jemaa al Fnaa, the main square in Marrakech Morocco. One of the more curious is the sights of brightly dressed men moving throught the crowds (often ringing bells or callingout) carrying goat skin bags of water and brass cups.
The explanation is that they are water sellers, and originally their function was just that, selling drinking water the locals. Today they make their living charging a few dirhams for posing for tourist photographs.
Relax and enjoy (or discover!) this special brand of Midwestern US humour with a mint tea in our Marrakech Riad!
Looking for a comfortable twin room in the Marrakech Medina? The Hibiscus room at Riad Papillon has luxurious twin mattresses, Egyption cotton linen and soft fluffy pillows. There is a generous en suite shower room which is always equipped with robes and slippers as well as towels.
This superb room is air conditioned for your comfort and has a flat screen tv with satellite channels including the BBC. Other features include an ipod docking station and minifridge.
The Riad has a dipping pool, a traditional moroccan open sitting room and a stunning roof terrace with views to the atlas mountains on a clear day.
With the Hibiscus room as your base for your stay in Marrakech you could not be more comfortable. Make your reservation today!
The Koutobia pharmacy (Pharmacie Koutoubia) is a handily located chemist shop on the R’Mila, one of the main routes from Riad Papillon to the Jema al Fna square.
Pharmacists in Morocco can give advice and dispense many drugs, for example antibiotics, which would require a prescription in Europe.
Breakfast is served at any time you wish and consists of freshly prepared crepes, fresh fruit, medina breads and jams as well as tea coffee and moroccan specialities on request.
A variety of local speciality dishes are available on request including Bissara (made with butterbeans) and white Harira, a kind of porridge/ soup.
The Rabha Kedima is a square located just to the North of the Jemaa al Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco. Today it is one of the most lively and atmospheric parts of the old town with colourful stall selling carpets, basket ware, hand woven and knitted garments, herbs and culinary spices as well as traditional herbal medications.
Looking for a romantic and luxurious room in Marrakech with a four poster bed?
The Fes suite at Riad Cinnamon has a wonderful four poster with the posts hand carved in cedar wood. You will love our Egyptian cotton bedding and fluffy pillows!
The Fez suite has an en suite shower room, is fully air conditioned and features satellite tv, minibar, and a host of other comforts.
Riad Cinnamon is a newly restored boutique hotel in the old town of Marrakech with just five luxury suites featuring a spacious patio with plunge pool and a remarkable roof terrace with views over the historic medina. Reserve today!