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Gnawi Entertainer in the Jemma al Fnaa

The world famous Jemma al Fna square is packed with Entertainers. Acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers musicians and a host of other performers all compete for attention and each individual has a personal story to tell. Abdelkhalk is from the dessert, … Continue reading

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Tanjia, a special dish unique to Marrakech

Many visitors to Morocco are familiar with Tagine, the classic slow cooked Moroccan meal prepared in a cone shaped clay pot of the same name.  The ancient City of Marrakech has a signature slow cooked dish which is even more … Continue reading

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Farnatchi traditional ovens warming the Marrakech Hammans

Traditional Hammans in Marrakech are heated by traditional ovens known as Farnatchi, throughout the day the Farnatchi burns at a ferocious temperature heating pipes transporting hot water and steam to the Hamman. In  charge of the Farnatchi at the Hamman … Continue reading

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Tassel shop in the Marrakech Souks

There are a number of shops in the Marrakech Souks specialising in tassels. Our favourite is located in the Souk Cherifa, just five minutes from Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. Our luxury Riads are the perfect base from which to … Continue reading

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Gnawa Music

Gnawa, or Gnaoua , trance music is a familiar sound in the place Jema al Fna, Marrakech. Visitors and locals alike gather around groups of musicians to share a unique experience. Gnawa is a mixture of African, Berber and Arabic religious … Continue reading

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