Tag Archives: Marrakech

Marrakech Mint and Herbs

One of the delights of Magical Marrakech is a traditional mint tea which is usually made from seven or more mint and herb varieties.  What could be more refreshing as you relax in your Marrakech Riad. The video above shows … Continue reading

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Orange delivery

Just minutes from our Marrakech Riads, the Jemaa al Fnaa square in Marrakech is famous for freshly squeezed orange juice. Aziz has been supplying delivering oranges to the square for many years. Ably assisted by his team- Hamid and Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Ben Youssef Terrace Cafe

Recently opened cafe on located on Riad Larrouss street, one of the main north-south routes through the Marrakech old town. A series of comfortable salons on various levels but what’s really special about this place is the panoramic roof terrace … Continue reading

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Marrakech and French culture

In the year 1912 the French government officially annexed the majority of the kingdom of Morocco via the treaty of Fes. This treaty was the culmination of creeping European influence over what was for a time one of the only … Continue reading

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The museum district

The Central area of the Marrakech Medina around the Ben Yussef Mosque is the ‘museum quarter’ with a great collection of museums and historic attractions. The oldest building in Marrakech, the Almoravid Kouba is open to the public and features … Continue reading

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Elite Cafe, Guiliez

The Elite is a landmark Cafe on the Avenue Mohamed V in the new town of Guiliez not far from Marrakech Plaza. A pleasant and dependable Cafe serving a basic breakfast and lunchtime standards like sandwiches and ice creams, the … Continue reading

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Marrakech Birthday

Marrakech is a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday. Kindly give our Riad staff a days notice and we will always be pleased to offer guests a complimentary birthday cake.  These are normally simple and delicious sponges baked in the … Continue reading

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Rais Elghanbaz, Ribab group

The arabic word Rais usually means ships captain, the berber language has borrowed this word to describe the leader of a group, like this one, that play with the traditional Ribab instrument. Recorded live in the Jemma al Fnaa square … Continue reading

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Snail seller, Mostafa Elbahja

Mostafa Elbahja is the self appointed NUMBER ONE Babbouch (snails) vendor in the Jemma al Fnaa square, in this film he explains in comical fashion the health benefits of eating his snails marinaded in spices like the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, rosemary and aniseed. … Continue reading

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Hassan the wood turner

Hassan the young wood turner works on a street corner near to the Ben Yussef Mosque in Central Marrakech just a few hundred yards from Riad Cinnmaon. His traditional North African lathe is powered by his right hand while his … Continue reading

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Eid Mobarak, 2011

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.     … Continue reading

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Henna Cafe Marrakech

We are proud to have funded and helped organise the start up of Henna Cafe a not for profit project ‘giving back’ to the welcoming Marrakech Community. The Cafe is located not far from Riad Papillon near the Dar El … Continue reading

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Introducing Riad STAR

We are grateful to our guests at our Riad hotels who have been wonderfully supportive recommending us to family and friends. With so few rooms at each Riad we have, more often than we would have liked, had to explain that we … Continue reading

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The Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia mosque was built in the 12th century under the Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur to be the crowning glory of his North African based empire, it is indeed today still the largest mosque to be found in Marrakech today. The … Continue reading

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