Marrakech holidays: Some useful hints and tips

Holidays in Marrakech can leave one fully immersed in the wonders of the Orient, whether meandering through the endless passages of the Medina, or discovering ancient palaces and architectural treasures in the Old Town. But that’s not all there is to Marrakech. Morocco’s bustling metropolis has plenty to offer anyone planning a Marrakech holiday. Here are some important hints and tips for planning your visit. Optimal travel time for a Marrakech holiday Marrakech is just

Read more

A cooking class at the House of Fusion for foodies, amateur chefs and gourmets

Gourmets and ambitious amateur chefs will really get their money’s worth by taking part in the cooking class at the House of Fusion. Along with her students, Hostess Edwina puts together an ingenious 8-course meal in honour of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Edwina was already waiting to welcome us with freshly brewed coffee in the shady courtyard of her beautiful riad. Her native country is Australia but she’s been living in Marrakech for many years. She

Read more

Cafés and Restaurants: Earth Café Marrakech

Earth Café Marrakech is the only vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Medina. Not only is its location very much out of the ordinary but also its menu, offering a pleasant change from traditional Moroccan cuisine. You’ll find the Earth Café in an old Riad in the southern part of the Medina. Walking in through the small inconspicuous door, you’ll suddenly find you’re in the middle of the restaurant, with its colourful walls and lounge

Read more
Riad Guide Marrakech

Hotels and Riads: Your guide to finding the ideal place to stay in Marrakech

Are you looking for a hotel or riad in Marrakech? If so, this page will help you to gather the best information to find the right kind of accommodation. Marrakech is brimming with places to stay. As a large city, you’ll find plenty of guest accommodation with numerous riads to choose from. If anything, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for accommodation to fit the bill. However, it can still be tricky if you’ve

Read more

Shopping in Marrakech: The Ensemble Artisanal

With the wide range of crafts offered, the souks of Marrakech are a real shopping paradise. But prices have to be negotiated hard. Therefore, the Ensemble Artisanal is a good starting point for newbies. What souvenirs can you buy in Marrakesh and how much do you have to pay for them without being crossed? These are two major questions that a visit to Ensemble Artisanal will answer for you. The state-sponsored complex near the Koutoubia

Read more

Museum Dar Si Said

Dar Si Said is one of the most popular folklore museums in Marrakesh. The exhibition is housed in an old palace and combines artisan craftwork and Islamic architecture. The folklore museum Dar Si Said is located in a palace in the southern medina, only a few steps from the Maison Tiskiwin. The spacious town house belonged to the younger brother of the grand vizier Ba Ahmed. It was turned into a museum during the French

Read more