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Latitude 31 Restaurant

There are many doors in Marrakech and one cannot imagine what is behind them, however, in Bab doukkala, on el gza arset street at number 186, you will find a peaceful place, with friendly faces and a 21st century menu. … Continue reading

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Nomad Bar and Restaurant Marrakech

There aren’t many spots in the Medina of Marrakech where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch or dinner. Located in Rahba Kedima, just a few steps away from our Magical Marrakech riads and overlooking the spice … Continue reading

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Marrakech internships

  Magical Marrakech is a multicultural city at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Arab world.  We are looking for motivated and professional candidates for writing internships in Marrakech during July and August 2015. Internships are normally between four … Continue reading

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Tizi n’Tichka: North Africa’s best driving experience

Reaching an altitude of 2260 meters above the sea level, Tizi n’Tichka – part of the Moroccan National Route, N9 – is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa. Developed by the French Military, a fact noted in a large … Continue reading

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The Unique Door Knockers of Marrakech

The Moroccan people are famous for their hospitality and always make an effort to ensure any guest or visitor is comfortable, fed and, most importantly, given a mint tea to drink. Indeed, this warm welcoming nature is perhaps the reason … Continue reading

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The Cats and Kittens of the Marrakech Medina

Anyone who has visited Marrakech will probably tell stories of the cats and kittens that inhabit the streets of the ancient medina. Every derb (street) you walk down you see family of cats resting in the shade, a cute kitten … Continue reading

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Tazoukt: the traditional artisanal craft of wood painting

In Marrakech, there are many traditional artisanal trades that have been practiced for centuries, passed down from generation to generation. One such craft skill is the art of Tazoukt. Tazoukt is a form of woodcraft in which wooden items – … Continue reading

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Agdal Gardens, Marrakech

Situated close to the Royal Palace, to the southern edge of the Marrakech medina, the Agdal Gardens exists as a superb example of the architectural and landscaping skill. Covering an area of approximately 400 hectares, the garden comprises of orange, … Continue reading

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Mandarin Oranges in the Streets of the Marrakech Medina

Across the Marrakech Medina, almost on every derb (street), there are many small stalls selling a variety of food from home cooked bread to dried fruit. Indeed, each stall specialises in a different food-type and many sell fresh fruit sourced … Continue reading

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Passage Prince Moulay Rachid (Le Prince Street), Marrakech

Set off the famous Jemaa el Fna Square, Passage Prince Moulay Rachid – or Le Prince Street as it is known to the locals – is one of the most popular streets in the Marrakech Medina. The street connects the … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Traditional Berber Village in the Atlas Mountains

The Berbers are a people ethnically indigenous to North Africa west of the Nile Valley. The Berber’s rich cultural history dates back to prehistoric times, over 4000 years ago! Their long recorded influence affected commerce by establishing trading routes between the … Continue reading

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Excursion to Imlil, High Atlas Mountains

The high Atlas village of Imlil is the gateway to the magnificent Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak and crowning wonder of the Atlas range and the tallest mountain in North Africa. The scenery is truly stunning and, at just over … Continue reading

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The Club Culturel Mohamed Abed Al Jabal Marrakech Book Exposition, Jemaa el Fnaa Square

Running from the 15th January 2015 to the 10th February 2015 Marrakech’s world famous Jemaa el Fnaa square hosted a book exposition hosted by ‘Club Culturel Mohamed Abed Al Jabal Marrakech’. The late Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri (1935-2010) is a popular … Continue reading

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Arabic Calligraphy: creating art with words

Calligraphy, known as Khatt in Arabic, is very much part of the Arab identity. On your trip to Marrakech, you will see that it is all around you: on shop signs, newspapers, books and advertising. It has become a way … Continue reading

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Kasbah Tamadot: Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat

During an excursion to the village of Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, our driver suggested a stop off at Kasbah Tamadot. Kasbah Tamadot is Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, based high in the Atlas Mountains boasting magnificent views, amazing architecture, … Continue reading

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