Tag Archives: Marrakech

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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Marrakech Moon

The wonderful quality of light in Marrakech is famous, but don’t overlook the pleasure of sitting out under the Marrakech Moon. The image here is the first moon after the holy month of ramadan 2011. Our Riads in Marrakech provide … Continue reading

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Charly’s Cabana

Charly’s Cabana is solid an dependable establishment located in the Marrakech new town of Guiliez at the Junction between Avenue Mohammed V and Boulevard Zerktouni.   Ask a taxi driver to take you to the the Renaissance hotel which is … Continue reading

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Food Stall #12 Jemma al Fnaa

As the call to prayer resonates throughout Jemaa el Fna a strange process starts to take place throughout the square, strange rectangular market stalls appear to pop up from nowhere in the centre of the square and within a few … Continue reading

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Supporting Local people.

Here at Riads Cinnamon and Papillon we buy as much as possible of our food from local suppliers. We shop daily visiting our regular stall and shop owners. Their personal relationships directly back to the farmer mean that we know … Continue reading

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Saadian Tombs

The Saadian tombs in Marrakech’s medina are the resting place of the former royal dynasty of Morocco, built in the 16th century by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur they were lost for many years only to be rediscovered by archaeologists in 1917. Since then … Continue reading

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Online store benefits Moroccan good causes

Before you travel to Marrakech check out our new online store! When you make purchases in the store Amazon pay an introduction fee of at least five percent.  Marrakech Riad donate all these commissions to Moroccan charities and development projects particularly … Continue reading

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