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 […]
One of our favourite merchants in the Marrakech Souks is the friendly Mostafa whose boutique is located on fashionable Dar El Bashah near to its junction with the Rue Mouassine. Mostafa offers a colourful and modern twist to traditional Moroccan designs and he will always be pleased to share a glass of mint tea in […]
Abdel Monaim works in partnership with a childhood friend. They learned their craft together as young men and now share a workshop in the Souk Belaarif in the Central Medina near to Riad Cinnamon and Riad Star. A Riad in Marrakech is the perfect base from which to explore the historic Medina. Make your reservation […]
Marrakech is a riot of colour, take a short stroll from your Riad hotel into the Souks and you will be captivated. The patterns of decoration are also enchanting, in Islam it is forbidden to produce a representation of a living creature, for this reason traditional arabic and Moroccan decoration involves repeating geometric shapes. Our friend […]
The Marrakech Souks contain an astonishing variety of life. Just a 15 minute walk though the Souks near to Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon in the central medina gives a window onto an ancient culture. Start in a Caravanserai ( a camel motel!) recently restored using UNESCO funding (Marrakech is a UNESCO world heritage site), […]
The Marrakech Souks are endlessly entertaining. Take a stroll through the ancient medina with our friend Paul, just minutes from your Marrakech Riad The streets of Marrakech are a scene of constant change and motion. Browse our Marrakech accommodation before making your reservation. Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: Fez | Essaouira | Chefchaouen | Casablanca | Meknes Luxurious […]
There are a number of shops in the Marrakech Souks specialising in tassels. Our favourite is located in the Souk Cherifa, just five minutes from Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. Our luxury Riads are the perfect base from which to explore the ancient medina. Reserve accommodation today!