Marrakech

Marrakech

Marrakech , is the second oldest imperial city known as the « Pearl of the South »
It is truly the city of entertainment in Morocco. In the center of Marrakech is a square, Djemaa el Fna, which is the operating point for entertainers such as acrobats, drummers, dancers, pipe musicians, comedians and storytellers. There's plenty of choice for meals, including the Djemaa el Fna food stalls, many inexpensive cafe-restaurants and a number of up-market palace-restaurants that offer Morocco's traditional cuisine at its very best.

Marrakech is Morocco's second largest city and its population continues to rise. It has a prosperous industrial area and is the most significant market and organizational... Show more

The ancient walls

The walls were built under the rule of Ali Ben Youssef, the son of the founder of Marrakesh. The first circuit of walls was raised between 1126- 27. The walls are made of Tabia, the red mud of the plains, mixed and strengthened with lime. The holes used to be for scaffoldings. Today, the walls are considered to be the border between the old and new cities.

The medina & souks

Contain many alley sand small squares devoted to specific crafts, where you can often watch parts of production process: There’s Souk Semmarine, traditionally dominated by the sale of textiles. Souk of Rahba Keddima with its apothecary stalls which sell all the standard traditional cosmetics and the herbal and animal ingredients used for manipulation, or spellbinding. Souk El Attarine- the spice and perfume souk. Souk des Babouches (slippers makers). Souk des Teinturiers (the dyer’s souk)…

Jamaa el fna square

The most attractive square of Marrakesh. By day it’s basically a market, with a few snake charmers and an occasional troupe of acrobats. In the evening it becomes a whole carnival of musicians and street entertainers. There are performers, too, whose appeal is universal. Some of the square ‘s acrobats have for years supplied the European circus. It’s the focal point for entertainment. Not to be missed, however, are the rows of makeshift restaurants that come into their own towards early evening. Each vendor extols his own range of specialities.

Riads

Riads and dars are traditional Moroccan family houses usually found in the medinas of the major towns and cities - such as Marrakech, Essaouira, Rabat, Meknes and Fez.
They were designed to provide privacy for the family, with the often richly decorated interior accessed through a single door from the street, and no windows on to the street at street level.
Riads and dars are normally a few stories high and typically have a roof terrace. The garden (for a riad) or courtyard (for a dar) is normally in the centre of the house but sometimes the house is U-shaped with the garden/courtyard on the fourth side.
They typically have two salons downstairs facing each other across the central open area,... Show more

Agdal Garden

It dates from the earliest founding of Marrakesh. The garden is watered by an incredible system of wells and underground channels that go as far as the base of the Atlas. Nowadays, it is surrounded by walls, with gates, while inside the orange, fig, lemon, apricot and pomegranate orchids are divided into square, irrigated plots by endless raised walkways and broad avenue of olive trees.

Menara Garden

It is more olive grow with a central basin. A popular picnic spot for local families. The whole garden was restored and its pavilion rebuilt in the mid nineteenth century.

Majorelle Garden

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”.
We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly... Show more

Anima Garden

Originally from Vienna, André Heller is considered one of the most influential multimedia artists in the world. The man is a touch-all. Songs, literary writings, fire spectacles, flying sculptures, amusement park, etc. Are all works realized by the one whom one classifies among the Austrians of the century. He transformed the botanical garden of Lake Garda in Italy into a center of ecological consciousness with 2,000 copies of plants from all continents
Heller chose to carry out his latest work in Morocco, where he settled in 2006. Two years later, he bought an 8-hectare barren land at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and began construction of buildings there. Through Anima, which means in Greek... Show more

Le Jardin secret

Le Jardin Secret is opening its doors to the public for the first time in its history. The origins of the complex date back to the Saadian Dynasty, more than four hundred years ago. Rebuilt in the mid-Nineteenth century at the behest of an influential kaid of the Atlas Mountains, Le Jardin Secret has been the home of some of Morocco and Marrakech’s most important political figures.
Today you are able to fully appreciate it, thanks to the recent renovation; Le Jardin Secret is part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces. As a result visitors can discover its gardens and buildings, which are outstanding examples of Islamic art and architecture.

Camps

If you are looking for an energetic and creative space with a unique and captivating charm, then, Desert Agafay Camps are the perfect place. With the filling power of its silence and the astonishing beauty of the starlit sky, the atmosphere of these desert camps is something that will stay with you long after you have left.
18 miles (30 km) from Marrakech, in the anciently named the “Désert Marrakchi”, the camps are nestled in the arid beauty of the Agafay hills: an exquisite refreshing oasis bordered by a river, in a dramatic landscape overlooking the vast Moroccan wilderness.
Arriving at the different sites you will be greeted by a smiling team delighted to welcome you to their own small... Show more