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, apricot, lemon, fig, and pomegranate trees in rectangular plots, all conjoined by olive-tree lined walkways.
The productive orchards of the Agdal Gardens are irrigated using water brought from the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains by an intricate network of underground pools, channels and ditches known as khettera. This network dates back to the 12th and was an amazing feat of engineering.
The gardens were created in 1157 by Abd al-Mu’min of the Almohad dynasty at the same time as the nearby Menara Gardens. As founder of the Almohad capital in Marrakech, Abd al-Mu’min undertook many significant building projects in the city between 1147 and his death in 1163. They were renovated by the Saadi dynasty and then enlarged during the reign of Moulay Abderrahmane in the 19th century. From 1985 the Agdal Gardens were listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985 alongside the medina of Marrakech and the Menara Gardens.
The name “Agdal” comes from the Berber language and means “walled meadow” as the gardens were once surrounded by a large pisé walls. Today, the Agdal Gardens are open to the public and free to visit from 9am to 6pm only on Friday and Sunday. It is possible to reach the gardens on foot, but our riad staff would be more than happy to help arrange transport if you would prefer to take a taxi or a calèche.
As they are situated to the South of the Marrakech Medina, they are closest to our Raid Dar Habiba. However, all our luxury Raids are located in the heart of the Ancient Marrakech Medina and function as perfect bases from which to explore the red city.
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 from the local Marrakech area. It is undoubtedly true that the summer months (July to September) the Fig de Barbarie is the most popular fruit among locals. However during the winter months, when the famous fig is out of season, the Mandarin Orange reigns as the most popular fruit snack.
The mandarin is tender and is damaged easily by cold and can only be grown in tropical and subtropical areas. This is why the mandarin, and indeed most fruits, suits the warm Marrakech climate perfectly. The mandarin is part of the orange family, yet it remains smaller and easier to peel than a normal orange, making it the perfect street snack. Like all members of the citrus family, they provide a boost of vitamins, minerals and natural sugars, giving a healthy natural energy to fuel your walk around the Medina.
These small fruit stalls are used by locals and tourists alike and we highly recommend you take a visit. The local stall sellers are always friendly and happy to help you make your purchase and the fruit is always fresh, healthy and safe to eat.
Although you can also find fresh fruit on every street in the red city, our luxury Riads also serve fresh fruit at breakfast and for snacks during the day upon request. So, why not book a stay at one of our traditional Moroccan accommodation today?
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 main square to the south of the Medina including the long distance taxi rank, the El Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs and is a vital passageway for those exploring Marrakech on foot both during the day and after nightfall.
The atmosphere of ‘Le Prince Street’ is not dissimilar from Las Ramblas in Barcelona: the wide pedestrian is lined with affordable roof terrace restaurants, coffee shops and small trading stalls selling a variety of the less traditional Marrakech souvenirs.
At night, the street comes alive with locals and tourists flocking to the main Jemaa el Fnaa Square. Marrakchi Del Boys set up small stalls selling children’s toys, cheap clothes and yet more souvenirs. Indeed, although Passage Prince Moulay Rachid is more commonly functions as a passage rather than a destination in itself, it is still an interesting addition to the ever-evolving cultural history of Marrakech.
Stretching for 16km around the medina, the extensive ramparts of Marrakech are impossible to miss; they may even be the your first sight of the red city. You may notice that the walls themselves are marked with numerous holes. Although many local Marrakchis will tell you conflicting stories as how the holes were formed, we are here to reveal the truth behind this mystery.
One of the most popular stories concerning the holes in the medina walls is that they were formed by canon blasts. Once upon a time, the gates to the medina were locked every night and the walls themselves acted as a form of protection. With that in mind this particular story would make sense, yet you will notice that the holes are evenly placed and are of an equal size and shape. Therefore, the holes in the Marrakech medina walls cannot possible be made from canon blasts. So we move on…
Another story suggests that, as the pisé-cement walls gradually crumble, small holes are formed; the holes are then enlarged by birds looking for somewhere to nest. Although it is true that birds often set up home within the walls of the Marrakech medina, this version of the story again does not explain how the holes are so evenly spaced and uniformly sized.
The truth is that the holes in the Marrakech ramparts are a cause of the crumbling ancient walls, although as an indirect consequence of this disrepair. The holes are actually used to place scaffolding for restoration. Of course the ramparts have been extensively restored since their conception; indeed the reconstruction is a continual process as the pisé-cement walls, made of the red earth of the Haouz plains, gradually crumble.
Our luxury riads are the perfect base for your stay in Marrakech. Located within the Ramparts, in the heart of the Marrakech medina, all of our riads are ideally located within a short walking distance from all of Marrakech’s top attractions.
Lying to the east of Marrakech, Bab El Debbagh provides entrance to one of the oldest districts of the city, the tanneries. Of all of the 19 gates that puncture the red pisé-cement ramparts of Marrakech, Bab El Debbagh is the only one to be named after a craft, demonstrating the historic importance of the leather trade throughout the city.
The tanners are said to have been the first to settle in Marrakech during the city’s formation and the tanneries still stand in the same location thousands of years later, at the city’s most easterly point. The original tradesmen chose this location for two reasons: as the tanneries were distanced from the centre of the city, so that the smell did not affect the central residential areas, and so that they were close to the seasonal waters of the Oued Issil river, as water was needed in the tanning process.
The tanning process itself, as with many traditional practices in Morocco, is deeply embedded with symbolism. Indeed, there are a number of competing legends and myths concerning the gate. One such legend suggests that 7 virgins are buried at the foot of the gate, and that women who desire a child should offer them henna and candles. Another story claims that the Tanners Gate is inhabited by Malik Gharub, a genie who led a failed revolt against Sidna Suleyman, the Black King, only to be condemned to tan a cowhide for eternity.
Bab El Debbagh not only functions as a gateway into the city, but it is also the start point of our ‘Leather and Tanning’ Medina walk, a curated tour which traces the significance of the historic leather industry across Marrakech’s old town. If you would like to find out more about the free MarrakechRiad app, the ‘Leather and Tanning’ walk or any of our other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be happy to help.
Once you have followed the small sign off Rue Mouassine, worked your way through the alleyways and knocked on the almost anonymous door to be let in, you are greeted with a warm welcome and an amazing interior.
Dar Cherifa can be found in one of the oldest Riads in Marrakech, dating back to the Saadian times. It has recently been lovingly restored by Abdelatif Ben Abdellah, one of the key figures behind the rejuvenation of the Medina. One thing that firsts strikes you about Dar Cherifa is the incredible use of space: there is a mix of bare untouched walls and original craftsmanship, with a unique centerpiece that hangs above the Riad before the blue Moroccan sky. Alongside some of the best Arabic architecture in Marrakech, the art itself is equally unique and is of a very high standard. Yet, unlike the larger contemporary galleries around the world, the fact that Dar Cherifa focuses on local talent makes it all the more unique.
Although the price of the artwork on display cost a fair bit more than your average postcard and probably won’t make it onto your souvenir list, the food and drink is very reasonably priced and we were given space, time and freedom to look round the gallery at our own leisure. Dar Cherifa is a space of culture that is accessible for everyone, well worth a visit.
Located just west of the Medina lies the Menara Gardens: a 12th Cent garden consisting of rows of olive groves, tall palm tree and beautiful flowers. These tall trees are occasionally accompanied by a modern addition to the park: the planes flying into the nearby Marrakech Menara Airport. However, far from being a disruptive distraction, these planes fly high above the gardens, merely acting as a reminder of the busy, bustling streets outside this oasis of peaceful serenity.
The centre-point of the Menera Gardens is a green tiled pavilion beside a large pool basin. This large expanse of water, supplied with water directly from the mountains, generates a microclimate that is noticeably cooler than the surrounding streets. We talked to some locals who told us that you can swim in the basin, but no-one ever does. This knowledge perhaps answers the mystery of the rows of benches that face the pool on the opposite side of the pavilion.
On a very clear day, if you are lucky, you can see the Atlas Mountains rising above the gardens. This, however, is not as common as the postcards would have you believe; but that is not to say that the Menara gardens still holds one of the city’s prettiest sights and, as it is just a short distance from the Medina, it is easy to see why the gardens are a popular local spot for picnics or romantic afternoons.
The Menara Gardens are open every day form 8.30am until nightfall and is perhaps best reached via a short taxi ride or a celeche trip. Entrance to the garden themselves is free, but there is a small 10dhs charge for access to the pavilion.
Whilst walking around Marrakech, it is impossible not to notice how many of the doors, window shutters and wooden tables are carefully adorned with exquisite carvings or intricately painted tessellated patterns. These humble items extend far beyond their functional use: the beautiful designs, that are so unique to the region, represent a certain respect for traditional design and artisanal techniques that is prevalent throughout society.
Where it is easy to find small stalls in the Souks inhabited by skilled workers making beautiful wooden item like small boxes or chess sets, items that are perfect for souvenirs, it is perhaps more difficult to find the workshops that make the larger items like the Riad doors, the carved wooden panelling and so on. Located a short walk form the Jemaa el-Fna square, just metres away from Dar Habiba we found Abdil’s workshop. Abdil, a quiet man of little words, invited us into his space to show us his work: we looked through a series of beautifully painted panels that he uses as samples to demonstrate his work to clients before he showed us a carved doorframe he was currently working on for a Riad renovation. He explained that he mainly works for local businesses, but he has in the past also worked for visitors to Marrakech who wanted to take home a unique item to furnish their house. Perhaps you will need more than the basic hand luggage allowance to take home such an item, but a custom-made piece of artisanal history would maybe be the greatest souvenir of all.
Abdil’s shop is located just off the ‘Woodworking’ Medina Walk on the free MarrakechRiad app; but it is well worth the detour, especially if you are interested in bringing home a special memory of Morocco. If you would like to find out more about the free MarrakechRiad app, the ‘Woodworking’ walk or any of our other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be happy to help.
As you stroll through the winding alleys of the Marrakech Medina you will see that the pathways are shared by pedestrians, mopeds, donkey-drawn carts and the Calèche.
Calèches are horse-drawn carriages of which can hold four to five people. Moroccans have been using Calèches as a means of quickly traversing the narrow streets of the red city long before the arrival of the modern day car as they prove themselves to be an adept as well as glamorous mode of transport.
Finding a Calèche is simple. You can either hail one as they gallop through the streets or head towards the western side of Jemaa al-Fnaa, Marrakech’s central square. If you look to the horizon it’s impossible to miss the minaret tower of the famous Koutoubia Mosque and the line of Calèches which queue night and day in its direction.
Upon first arriving to the red city of Marrakech, resident video blogger Jamie Horton and I learned that a Calèche ride was the perfect means of reaching the main attractions in Marrakech such as the Menara and Majorelle Gardens.
The Calèche drivers of the sqaure are only a 10 minute stroll from the Riad Papillon so we wove our way through the crowds of Jemaa al-Fnaa to put this theory to the test. Finding a Calèche who will take us takes a matter of seconds and after a few moments of haggling, grins and handshakes we meet our driver who introduces himself as Aziz.
As Jamie sets up his video camera equipment and my sister Holly reclines on the lavish back seats of the Calèche carriage, I quiz Aziz for more information about what he does for a living. Aziz informs me that he has been working as a Calèche driver in the red city for several years with his two horses, whose names are Badr and Ismail.
The open top carriage allows fantastic views as we trot at a steady pace through the streets of the red city and around the Medina ramparts. Going for a Calèche ride is a unique and memorable way of getting from a to b and for 100 Dirham’s for a single journey around the Medina (£7.55) is entirely affordable when split between a group.
During your visit to Morocco you will discover Marrakech’s central square (Jemaa al-Fnaa) to be a sensory overload of sight, taste and sound whether you visit at night or at day.
One stall that you might hear before you see however, are the various CD sellers that are scattered about Jemaa al-Fnaa. As well as selling a variety of local music that’s impossible to buy hard copies of in Europe, come night and day they will be setting the rhythm of the square, filling the air with the sounds of Gnawa and the Arab world.
After working with a team of international journalists and DJ’s on a radio station in Oslo, Norway I’ve become keen to find new and interesting sounds that don’t make it onto the airwaves in the British Isles.
So after approaching one of the stalls I was delighted when the stall owner, whose name was Jalid came over to tell me more about the types of music the stalls collect. Jalid informs me that the stall collects Western sounds as well as Arabic, Berber, Gnawa and traditional Arabic music from artist’s hailing from all over North Africa.
Jalid goes on to tell me that in the 5 years he has been working in Jemaa al-Fnaa he has developed a love for house music. So after a long week’s work Jalid and his friends exchange the timeless traditional characteristics of the Marrakech Medina for the bright lights and modern bustle of the new town of Guiliez, in search of discos and contemporary music.
During your stay in Marrakech, strike up conversation with one of the many music salesmen scattered through the city square, they will be delighted to hear you take an interest in the native sounds of North Africa. They will also be more than happy to recommend an artist for you and a CD from a local musician makes for an eye opening gift for a friend back home.
Finally, don’t be too shy to recommend some music from your own corner of the world to the salesmen themselves! Music is their passion and they will only thank you for it. Jemaa al-Fnaa is the beating heart of the red city of Marrakech and is only a 10 minute walk from the luxury Riad Star.
As the sun set’s over the central square of Marrakech, performers, magicians and musicians descend on Jemaa al-Fnaa to perform for the thriving crowds that circulate within the area. One group of musicians who call themselves the ‘Argan group’ have become particularly popular in the square for the atmosphere they create with their array of percussion instruments.
Hailing from different Berber villages scattered around the outskirts of the red city, the musicians meet with their instruments in the centre of Marrakech to captivate the crowds of the Medina.
The Argan Group’s style reflects that of which is typical in the Rif Valley (Berber: Arif Valley) in the very Northern reaches of Morocco.
Although it’s impossible to understand the flurry of Berber and Arabic singing that pierces the smoky air of the square, just watching the group of musicians keep the steady cadence of their music whilst sharing out glasses of Moroccan mint tea and ushering curious passersby closer into the circle is a truly remarkable sight.
I quickly learn that the only way to speak with Argan group and find out more about them is by accepting to dance with the members inside the circle! After learning to dance in the traditional Berber style I learn from a man whose name is Omar that the group have been playing together since 1998 and as well as street performances they are often asked to play at weddings and other special celebrations.
The central square of Jemaa al-Fnaa is only a 5 minute walk from the Riad Dar Habiba. As you discover the street performers of Marrakech don’t be surprised to be asked to dance along too! In this corner of the world it is often not often to simply sit alongside the musicians as the line between performer and spectator is often blurred!
Nestled alongside Boulevard Al Yarmouk is the Marrakech Medina’s cyber park. If you are looking to seek some shade from the Moroccan sun or need to send a quick e-mail while you are on the move in the city, then the cyber park is the ideal location to spend an hour and recharge your batteries.
The Medina’s cyber park and it’s internet facilities are completely free to the public and the collections of fountains, orange trees and even some interesting viewpoints of the Medina’s ramparts make this shady oasis a great place to relax for those seeking respite from the bustle of the city.
Marrakech is a ancient city which has acted as a hub of trade and commerce for nearly a thousand years. One of the most fascinating aspects of the cities rich and diverse history that is well worth your attention is it’s relationship with the arts and crafts.
From leather, textiles and especially metal, craftsmen and apprentices in Marrakech to this day use the skills that have been passed down generation through to generation in the various trades.
This is certainly true in the case of the ‘Tankkacht’, or copper workers of the Marrakech Medina. On or way down Rue Riad Zitoun Kdim, five minutes from Riad Dar Habiba and the cities central square, resident video blogger Jamie Horton and I encountered this Taankacht, whose name is Soufiane.
Soufiane explains that through years of practicing this traditional craft, he is able to inscribe any kind of pattern, lettering or symbol onto various designs of copper with his hand tools. Soufiane goes on to explain to me that to get to his level of expertise, it took him 3 years to learn to inscribe in Arabic, then a further 3 years to master the technique in the Latin languages.
After only 5 minutes Soufiane had inscribed my name into both English and Arabic onto a copper design shaped into the hand of Fatima. For only 30 Dirhams (2.35) this is the ideal souvenir which will allow you to take a piece of Morocco back home with you!
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 Fnaa, I come across some of the striking pieces the Marrakshi craftsmen have to offer.
To become the finished product, strips of of tin must first be decorated. The process begins by cutting out the traditionally styled designs and shapes on the sides of the ornaments such as in the photo above. This is a painstaking process as each sequence of the pattern must be performed one at a time. However as you journey through the souks and see the craftsmen at their work you will be astonished at their speed and efficiency.
Once this is complete, then comes the process of soldering and welding the tin into the finished ornament. Below is footage of the craftsman Abdel Moniim and his partner using tin to create a striking collection of lamps ready for sale in the Belaarif souk’s.
The skills that go into creating these astounding pieces go back generations and are usually passed down through families. However despite handmade craftsmanship of the highest caliber, these tin pieces are relatively inexpensive and a small lamp as pictured above can be purchased for around 20 Dirhams (£1.55).
Before your visit to Morocco remember to leave some space in your luggage, as the remarkable selection of crafts that Marrakech has to offer will leave you wanting to bring a small slice of Marrakech back home with you!
We wish you all a Happy Eid al Adha, November 7th 2011.
Eid al Adha, is celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the lunar islamic calendar approximately 70 days after the end of ramadan.
A beautiful palace situated in the south of Marrakech’s historic medina, originally built between 1553-1578 by the Sadiaan king Ahmad al-Mansur to host guests and to act as a residence for him and his family as Marrakech was at the time the capital of Morocco the palace was extensively used. Today however the palace is a historical and cultural sight as opposed to a functioning royal palace with that function ending in the late 17th century when parts of the palace were pulled down so they could be used in the construction of a new palace for the sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif, who decided in order to overshadow the rulers who had come before him it was necessary to dismantle some of their palaces in order to make his all the more impressive. This means that today the palace is essentially a set of ruins, however to describe it merely as such is to insult the majesty of the site that greets one’s eyes upon entering into the complex, the majestic architecture may indeed not be what it once was, but that does not mean it is not still something to behold.
The interior of the Palace is huge with the ground split into four quadrants all containing olive trees around which one can walk. This gives the area a very organic feel and adds a nice splash of colour to the pink and sandy walls, this in contrast to the two large pools which go down the centre of the square give the palace a majestic look and one can certainly put their mind back to the times of the sultans as they walk along the pathways that cross the area of the former palace.
Entrance to the palace is a very reasonable 10 Dirhams meaning that one can take in the cultural and historic sights of this amazing place for less than a pound.
open daily from 9h to 16h 45 / except during Ramadan
The old town of Marrakech is known as the Medina, set inside an ancient city wall and in many ways little changed since the middle ages. The perfect place for your Marrakech medina stay is a restored Riad hotel, constructed around a courtyard garden.
Fresh vegetables are a staple food in Marrakech. It is common to see farmers selling produce in the narrow streets of the medina, there are also specialist greengrocers like this one on the Rue Mouassine on the way to the Jemma al Fnaa Square from our Marrakech Riads.
There is nothing to compare to a Riad boutique hotel to experience the charm of old Marrakech and the genuine warmth of a Moroccan welcome. Reserve accommodation today and you can order a delicious meal to be waiting for you on arrival.
The Marrakech Dyers Souk is located in the central medina just a few minutes walk from our Marrakech Riads. Traditional natural dyes are prepared by hand each day by skilled craftsmen using ancient techniques handed down through the generations.The souk is bright and colourful as the hot Marrakech sun drys freshly dyed yarn hanging overhead. A Riad in the ancient medina is the perfect base for your Marrakech break. Reserve accommodation today!
Riad Le Clos des Arts, Riad Zitoun J’Did 50 Derb, la Prefecture Medina near le Palais Bahia
Riad El Mansour, 227 Derb Jdid | Bab Doukkala, Medina
Dar Silsila, 11 Derb Jdid Laksour
Riad Al Massarah, 26 Derb Djedid, Bab Doukkala
Riyad Al Moussika, 62 Derb Boutouil, Kennaria
Riad Les Trois Palmiers, 36 Derb Tizougarine, Dar El Bacha
Riad Kheirredine, 44, derb chourafa ex derb draoua, sidi ben slimane
Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel, Tafrata – Palmeraie de Marrakech
Riad Elizabeth, Derb el Baroud 33, Hart Essoura
Riad Aguerzame, 66 derb jdid
Riad Dar Dialkoum, 317 derb Jdid, derb Nakhla, Bab Doukkala
Riad Reves D’orient, 44 derd abib allah, Medina – quartier mouassine
Riad Dar Najat, Derb Lalla Chacha 18, Douar Graoua
Riad Mur Akush, Derb Zaouia 2, Bab Doukkala
Riad Jonan, 35 Derb Bzou, Kasbah Medina
Riad les Orangers d’Alilia Marrakech, 216, rue Tadla, Derb Chtouka Marrakech-medina
Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Rue du Mechouar, Kasbah
Riad Amirat Al Jamal, 33 Rue Fhal Zefritti
Riad Menzeh, 34 derb El Arsa, SIDI AYOUB
Riad Slawi, 92 Derb Ahmed el Borj, Sidi Ben Slimane, Kaa Sour
Riad Tizwa, 26 Derb Gueraba, Dar El Bacha
Riad Lorsya, 61, Derb El Hammam, Mouassine
Derb Eliane, Derb El Maada, No 39 Azbezt
Dar Selwan & Spa, 12, Res Al Bassatine, La Palmeraie
Riad Dar Anika, Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112
Riad Hayati, 27 Derb Bouderba, Riad Zitoun Jdid
Zamzam Riad, 107, Rue Kaa El Machraa
Al Fassia Aguedal, MH 9 bis route de l’Ourika
Riad Tzarra, 22 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Medina
Riad Maipa, 5, derb Jdid- Derb Dabbachi, Marrakech Medina
Es Saadi Palace, Avenue El Quadissia, Hivernage
Le Rihani, 52 derb el Arsa Kenaria
Les Jardins de la Medina, Derb Chtouka, 21, Kasbah de Marrakech
Riad Alamir, My Abdellah Ben Hsein, Ksour
Riad Monika, 29 Hart Soura
MonRiad, 4 Derb Lahbasse, Riad Zitoun
Riad Dar Zahia, 60 derb El Hammam, Mouassine
Maison Arabo Andalouse, Derb Touareg 66-67, Kasbah
Riad Dar Attajmil, 23, Rue Laksour, Quartier Laksour
Riad Jomana, 62 Arset Aouzal, Bab Doukkala, Medina
Riad Ariha, 90, Derb Ahmed Elborj – Sidi Ben, Slimane, Kaa Sour
Riad Karmela, 10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz, Place Ben Salah
Riad Les Trois Mages, 11 derb Jamaa, Marrakech
La Maison Arabe, 1, Derb Assehbe – Bab Doukkala
Riad Farnatchi, 2 Derb el Farnatchi, Rue Souk el Fassis, Qua’at Ben Ahid
Dar Crystal, Derb El Fath no5, Es Salam
Riyad El Cadi, 87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader, Dabachi
Villa Dar Zina, 4, Lot Jnane Brika, Rte de Targa
Riad Massiba, 38, Route Douar Graoua
Dar Tasnime, 131 Derb Hammam, Kasbah
Riad Noor Charana, Houmat Ben Sahl, Derb el kebir n°31
Riad Bakara, 21, derb Ennour, Arset El Houta
Dar Rocmarra, Derb el Halfaoui, 29, Bab Doukkala
Riad Yasmine, 209 Diour Saboune , Bab Taghzout
Riad Amazighen, 4 bis, Arset Guessous. Bab Lakhmis
Riad La Rose D’Orient, 17-18 derb draoua-sidi soussan-medina, Bab Lalla Aouda Saadia
Dar el Souk, 56 Derb Jdid, Riad Zitoun Ked
Riad Hizad, 80 Derb el Cadi
Riad La Porte Rouge, 48 Derb Jamaa
Riad l’Oiseau du Paradis, 27, Derb Cherrata, Arset El Houta
Riad Porte Royale, Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Diana, 85 Derb Jdid, Quartier Riad Zitoune Lakdim
Riad Nesma, 128 Riad Zitoune Lakdim, Medina
Riad Ajebel, derb chotuka 91, kasbah
Riad Les Bougainvilliers, 5, derb Ben Amrane, Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Médina
Dar Soukaina, 19 Derb El Ferranne, Riad Laarouss
Riad Carllian, 24,25 Derb Dabachi – Derb Jamaa
Riad Baba Ali, 74 Derb Baba Ali, Moukef
Dar Les Cigognes, 108 rue de Berima
Riad Djemanna, 69 derb el Halfahoui, Bab Doukkala
Riad 5 Sens, 10 et 11, derb El Baroud, Hart Es Soura
Riad Alma, Derb Kbala 77, Kasbah
Riad de la Belle Epoque, 29 Derb Sidi Bouamar
Riad Dollar Des Sables, 13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa, Laksour Smarinne
Ryad Dyor, 1 Derb Driba Jdida Sidi Ben Slimane
La Villa des Orangers, 6 rue Sidi Minoun
Riad Meriem, 97 Derb El Cadi, Azbest, Medina
Dar Zemora, Rue el Aandalib
Dar El Kanoun, Route de Targa, Lotissement Farida, Villa 64
Riad O2, 97-98 Derb Semi Ben Slimanemaria – Sid, Sidi Ahmed soussi, Zaouia
Palais Sebban, 43 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hsseine, Quartier Laksour
La Sultana Marrakech, 403 rue de la kasbah, Kasbah
Hotel La Renaissance, 89 Angle Bld Zerktouni et Mohamed V Gueliz, Gueliz
Riad Chouia Chouia, 40 rue Fahl Zefriti Ksour, Djemmaa el fna
ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie, Route Fes, km 6
L’Heure d’Ete, 96, sidi Bouloukat
Riad Samsara, 6, Derb El Aarsa, Tarzout -Médina
Les Deux Tours, Douar Abiad BP 513, Circuit de la Palmeraie
Riad Asna, 20, Derb Ezzamouri, Bab Doukkala
Riad Les Jardins Mandaline, 55, derb Ferrane Riad Laarouss
Riad Noir d’Ivoire, 31, Derb jdid Bab Doukkala
Riad Charlott’, 10 Sidi Ahmed Benacer, Kaat Bennahid
Maison MK, 14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai, Quartier Ksour, Medina
Riad Dar One, 19 derb Jemaa el Kabir, Hay Salam
Riad Kniza, 34 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukkala
Riad Assakina, Derb Alaati Allah, 14, Hay Salam
Hotel Kasbah Dar Ilham, Km 13, Road to Fes
Riad Zolah, 114-116 Derb El Hammam, Mouassine, El Haouz
Dar Charkia, 50 Derb El Halfaoui, Bab Doukkala
Riad 58 Blu, Derb Jdid 58, Douar Graoua
In the old town of Marrakech fresh bread is readily available from many local bakeries. Most commonly seen is the traditional round ‘pain du medina’ Medina bread. Since not all homes have ovens it is a common sight to see cakes or other items prepared at home and taken to the bakery to be cooked in the oven there.
The bakery local to Marrakech Riad Papillon is at the top of Derb Tizougarine. If you are lucky you will see the regular flour delivery by mule and cart!