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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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Majorelle gardens

The Majorelle Gardens situated in the heart of Marrakech’s fashionable Gueliz district is a botanical and artistic sight to behold, originally designed and constructed by Jacques Majorelle a French expat in 1924 during the colonial period of Marrakech when the … Continue reading

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Marrakech Museum

If you’re looking for a more historical perspective on Marrakech and Morocco or indeed just looking for a tranquil and interesting place to visit between the hustle and bustle of the markets and the souks then Marrakech Museum is what … Continue reading

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Le Studio Restaurant

The hottest restaurant recommendation in Marrakech. Packed with expats but rarely visited by tourists. Reservation is essential Tuesday to Saturday, on Sunday and Monday le Studio is closed. Established in 2011 in the heart of the up and coming new … Continue reading

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Kouba Baroudiyine, the Almoravid koubba, a hidden gem in Central Marrakech

The oldest building in Marrakech is the Kouba Baroudiyine, the washrooms from the original Mosque built by, and named after Ben Yussef the second King of the Almoravid dynasty. Sadly this is the only remaining example of the highly decorated … Continue reading

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Bmi launch new London Heathrow to Marrakech route

From April 2nd  airline bmi will operate a Heathrow to Marrakech return service three times a week: Monday; Friday; Sunday. The flights will be operated using A319 aircraft with both business and economy cabins. A Riad hotel in the heart … Continue reading

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Accommodation in the Marrakech Medina

We never forget that our guests have a choice of places to stay. If you are traveling to Marrakech, why not experience the old town medina first hand in one of our boutique riad hotels? Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: … Continue reading

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Cafe des Epices, Rahba Kedima, Marrakech

The Cafe des Epices (Spice Cafe) is a charming inexpensive cafe located on the historic Rahba Kedima square just north of the main Jemma al Fnaa. Historically the Rahba Kedima was the Marrakech slave market, today it is a bustling … Continue reading

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Imperial Cities, a proud part of Morocco’s rich heritage, inspire suites at our Riad Cinnamon

The Cities of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech and Rabat are known as the Imperial Cities of Morocco. All four have served as Capital Cities of Morocco and indeed substantial Empires beyond. Rabat remains the administrative Capital today although Casablanca is very … Continue reading

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Childrens play area, Marrakech

Located on the Casablanca road out of Marrakech in the Commercial and shopping complex that includes the Marjane hypermarket there is a double height childrens play area and ball pond that is as impressive as anything we have seen in … Continue reading

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Chez Yassine

Chez Yassine is a well kept secret. A super little cafe located on the Rue Fatim Zohra just round the corner from the Dar El Bashah Palace. Yassine serves delicious and inexpensive Moroccan dishes. We are particularly fond of his … Continue reading

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Cafe France, Jemaa al Fna, Marrakech

Cafe France is a Marrakech institution, located at the north west corner of the Jemaa al Fnaa it has been a meeting place and watering hole for Europeans since the days of the French Protectorate in Morocco. It was redecorated … Continue reading

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Chez Ashraf, Cafe Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco

The Cafe Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco opened in February 2010. Pictured to the right is the traditonal gift of warm milk and dates shared  with friends and neighbours on the day of the opening. Look out for the colourful and … Continue reading

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Cafe Berber, Marrakech

Just a few doors south of the well known Cafe Arabe at 180 Rue Mouassine is a pleasant and inexpensive cafe serving tea and simple foods at lunch time and throughout the afternoon.  A group of Marrakech ‘water sellers’ live … Continue reading

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Dar Yacout, Marrakech

Dar Yacout is a Marrakech institution, the owner Mohamed Zkhiri is a prominent citizen and until recently served as the honorary British Consul. One of the most flamboyant buildings in the Red City, Yacout was created under the direction of … Continue reading

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