Marrakech is a riot of colour, take a short stroll from your Riad hotel into the Souks and you will be captivated.  The patterns of decoration are also enchanting, in Islam it is forbidden to produce a representation of a living creature, for this reason traditional arabic and Moroccan decoration involves repeating geometric shapes. Our friend Paul has a photographers eye for the Red City’s endless Colours and Patterns recorded in the gallery below.

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Riad Cinnamon and Riad Papillon are perfect getaways for your Marrakech break.

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Our Marrakech travel guide now has 100 pages of tourist information providing a free resource to visitors to Marrakech, whether or not they are staying in our fantastic boutique Riad hotels.

Learn about the history and culture of this ancient city.

Read Lucie’s guide to haggling in the Marrakech Souks.

Discover the attractions of the old town medina and the new town of Guiliez.

Read about restaurants and cafes then add your comments and share your experience with others.

If you are planning a stay in Marrakech a Riad in the Medina is the ideal base from which to explore.  Our Riad Papillon is located in the fashionable Dar El Bashah antique district. Our newly refurbished Riad Cinnamon is in the heart of the old town near the Marrakech Museum.  Reserve accommodation today!

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