Inaugurated on 19th of September 2001 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Théâtre Royal de Marrakech has worked to secure the red city’s reputation as one of the major artistic and cultural focal points of the world. Inside it’s impressive 1200-seat open-air theatre and 800-seat opera house, the theatre hosts a variety of national and international cultural events including opera, ballet and musical performances. Although the majority of these performances are in Arabic or French, even if you are not gifted with the ability to speak either language the Royal Theatre still has a lot to offer. The entrance hall often houses a variety of painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions. Indeed, the impressive architecture alone is worth the visit.

Built by Tunisian architect Charles Boccara, the Royal Theatre combines the traditional aesthetic design of arabic architecture with traces of modern influence. The imposing dome and grand marble pillars provides an immediate sense of awe which is matched by the interior entrance hall and auditorium. This is a truly outstanding monument; it is easy to see how this building has become the pride and joy of the Marrakchis.

Located in the modern Guiliez quarter, across the road from the Marrakech central train station, our Riad staff are happy to help you find transport to the theatre and can even call ahead to inquire about which performances and exhibitions that are available during your stay.

The newly refurbished Les Negociants is a landmark Cafe on the Avenue Mohammed V  in the new town of Guiliez, Marrakech. A perfect spot for people watching, the Cafe is located on a broad boulevard with a Parisian feel.

Just around the corner is the famous Al Fassia (ladies from Fez) restaurant run by a womens cooperative. British visitors will be pleased to hear they are just a stones throw from the British Consulate.

Our Marrakech Riads are the perfect base from which to explore the old and new towns of Marrakech. Reserve accommodation today!


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Sadly soon to close is Chez Pascal, also known as Kenzamane a wonderful and long established bistro offering mainly French cuisine with a diverse and frequently updated menu. The best thing about Chez Pascal was Pascal himself a bundle of charisma and energy, yet always time to stop at each table and make every guest feel welcome.

This fine restaurant will be sadly missed when it closes at the end of its lease, the 31st of June 2012.  We hope to see the maestro in new premises soon.

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The British Embassy in Morocco is located in the Capital City of Rabat. Marrakech is fortunate enough to host the office of the Honorary Pro Consul for the South of Morocco Mr Ali Horma. The consulate office is usually open on weekday mornings Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm to assist British Citizens. Friday hours are 8.30 to 11.30.

The consulate is located at 47 Avenue Mohamed V next to the prominent Marrakech Grand Prix store in the New Town of Guiliez. The Consulate phone number is 0524420846.  Our Marrakech Riad staff will be pleased to help guests with directions or further help getting in touch with the consulate if required!


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