In the neighbourhood of Dar el Bacha there lies an ancient history of royalty, wealth and opulence of the former Almoravid Empire. About a thousand years ago, the area served a a residential and administrative sector for the princes and dignitaries who belonged to the dynasty.

Yet the neighbourhood also holds a rich cultural significance for another reason, for it was where the quarters were for one of the 7 saints of Marrakech. This holy man went by the name of Moul Lksour, or Mohamed Ben Abdellah El Ghazouani and he remains highly revered to this very day.

In times gone past, the people of the district considered him a highly important figure. In times of internal revolts he was a pacifier and mediator, and during drought and famine he aided the local citizens.

Perhaps what Moul Lksour was most esteemed for was his abilities for healing. Many people in Marrakech still make ‘Ziyara’ (meaning ‘the visit’) to this hallowed site to pay homage, and benefit from the healing powers left by this treasured religious individual.

In the city of the 7 saints, there are century old stories to be heard around almost every corner. Explore Marrakech yourself today from any one of our luxury Hotel Riads. 

The shrine of Sidi Abdelaziz, one of the seven holy men or saints of Marrakech, is located at the top of the Rue Mouassine at it’s junction with the Rue Riad Larrouss. In common with most mosques and religious sites in Morocco access is forbidden to non muslims, however the shrine can be seen through a small window from the street.

Our Marrakech Riads are located in the heart of the ancient red city just a few hundred yards from the shrine of Sidi Abdelaziz. Don’t delay, make your reservation today.

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