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Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech

If you take a five minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque and Marrakech’s central square (Jemaa El Fnaa) in the direction of the new town of Guillez, you will find the ‘Ensemble Artisanal’. The Ensemble offers the same wide selection of handcrafted … Continue reading

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Photography museum in Marrakech

Located just north of Marrakech’s central square only a five minute walk away from Riad Cinnamon is one of the cities popular attractions: la Maison de la Photographie. Established 3 years ago, the photography museum set its aims to founding a … Continue reading

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Tin craftsmen in Marrakech

Although there are a huge variety of crafts being practiced in Marrakech, one that you’re path will definitely cross as you discover what the souk’s have to offer is the Moroccan tin work. After a short walk to Jemaa El … Continue reading

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The snake charmers of Jemaa El Fnaa

Snake charming is an ancient skill in Morocco and those who practice this art can always be found in Marrakech’s central square, Jemaa El Fnaa. Although there are a myriad of remarkable sights to be discovered in the centre of … Continue reading

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Motorbikes in the Marrakech Medina

Anyone who has experienced Marrakech will know that unlike most Europeans, the Marrakshi are on the move 24/7. Be it by donkey, horse, motorbike or car you will see the local inhabitants speeding through the ancient city all through the … Continue reading

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Moroccan football

As you explore the areas surrounding the central square (Djemma El Fna) of Marrakech you will come into contact with all kinds of the weird and the wonderful. From snake charmers to acrobats it’s easy to wonder how these individuals … Continue reading

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Marrakech Simple Yet Delectable Street Food

Dotted around the Medina in Marrakech is what at first glance looks merely like rundown household 70s tiled kitchens but be mistaken as they hold the source of a simple street food that feeds a large selection of the Marrakech … Continue reading

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Essouira – a Sleepy Seaside Oasis

Stepping back into the turn of the 60s and 70s, inspiring musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones to write some of their most iconic records, is what awaits those visiting the picturesque, humble and historic city of … Continue reading

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Morocco’s Friday Couscous

Every Friday lunchtime a large ornate clay tagine dish arrives on the ground floor of the charity Henna Café, which is where many visiting guests and local Marrakshi and Marrakshia’s will come to get an education for free in a … Continue reading

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Moroccan Bread – Sacred and Never Wasted

Bread, or Khobz in Moroccan dialect Arabic, is a staple in Morocco and this is most evident its abundance in what seems like every other shops front while walking round the Medina. Baguettes are eaten for breakfast while a soft … Continue reading

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Destinations Travel Show, free tickets available online

Riad Cinnamon, Riad Papillon and Dar Habiba will be featured with HipMarrakech on stand AF7 in the Africa section at the Destinations travel show in Earls Court, London  31 January and 1 2 3 February 2013. To secure FREE tickets … Continue reading

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Morning trip to the lake and back

Just an hour and half by 50cc scooter with two people, or 45 minutes by car you can visit a manmade lake of tranquility and beauty steeped on one side by sloping banks intertwined with a small forest and on … Continue reading

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The zwîna house of the Marrakshi henna artist

Entering a Marrakshi household on a non descript Wednesday evening is an experience filled with warmth, welcome and sharing. As the Henna artist and cook of the Henna Café in the north-west of La Medina, Fatima has been a practicing … Continue reading

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The salted walls of Jewish Morocco

The name El Mellah is used to indicate the walled districts that the Jewish population inhabited in the imperial cities and some rural areas of Morocco. The Marrakech Mella was adjoined to the palace of Bahia in the south during … Continue reading

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Flowers in your Marrakech hotel room?

Birthday? Anniversary? Valentine?  for that extra special occasion why not a glorious bunch of fresh flowers in your Riad hotel room? Contact our reservations team to pre order or don’t hesitate to discuss with the team at the hotel. Nothing … Continue reading

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