Marrakech, one of the most buzzing cities in Morocco, as well as in all of Northern Africa, is definitely the trending place you should visit soon.
A perfect blend of modern luxury and the Berber traditional lifestyle, Marrakech is a city where red sandstone and posh elegance go side-by-side. From the bustling and colourful souks, to the beautifully restored riads, with their brilliant and relaxing sun terraces, from the majestic Medina to the lavish cafés and restaurants of Guéliz, ‘The Red City’ caters to every whim and need of its visitors.
If you love adventure, culture and history, then Marrakech is your ultimate travelling destination. And our Riad 107 is right in the heart of all the best that Marrakech has to offer you!
Here are eight tips of unique and exciting things you can do around Riad 107 Marrakech:
Feel the magic in the wondrous Jemaa El-Fna square
Did you know that Jemaa El-Fna is labelled by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity?
Just five minutes away from Riad 107, Jemaa El-Fna is the hub of the Old Town of Marrakech. Enjoy a visit to the Medina during the daytime, as well as the intricate maze of Moroccan shops – souks -, where you will find anything from delicate brass work to beaded slippers. Come sundown, the square is the place to be! Fire-breathing showmen, snake charmers, storytellers, acrobats, musicians and street food sellers create a true magical atmosphere, where the scent of mint, argan and other rich spices permeates the night air.
Wander through the Jardin Majorelle
Did you know that it took Jacques Majorelle nearly forty years to create the Jardin Majorelle?
Built in 1931 by French painter Jacques Majorelle, the Majorelle Garden was preserved by fashion icon, Yves Saint Laurent, and his partner, Pierre Bergé, this absolutely lush garden offers a vast array of exotic plants, streams and pools covered with lotus flowers and water lilies and a gorgeous colourful art museum dedicated to Majorelle, the mind behind this much beauty.
Take part in the 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale
Under the theme 2016: Not New Now, this cultural event brings together accomplished artists from all over the world in a multidisciplinary approach: visual arts; cinema and video; literature; performing arts. From February 24th to May 8th, the 2016 edition of the Biennale will, for the first time in its history, present a diverse program of artist talks, performances and symposiums, all free of charge and in public spaces across ‘The Ochre City’. Visit Marrakech Biennale.
Be awestruck by the beautifully decorated Ben Youssef Medersa
Once the biggest school of the Quran in Morocco, this remarkable example of Moorish architecture stands out for its carved cedar wood from the Atlas Mountains, bright coloured tiles, intricate stuccowork and a huge courtyard with a pool for ritual bathing.
Tour the El Badi Palace
Did you know that El Badi was 25 years in the making?
Built in the 16th century, El Badi Palace was once home to wealthy sultans and the resting place for visiting princes and diplomats. In its prime, this lavished palace of gold and marble featured 360 rooms, a 100-metre courtyard and exquisite gardens. Nowadays, only the building structure remains, but it is still worth a visit to see the scale of the palace and imagine its past opulence.
Photo credits Flickr Martin Mutch, Flickr USAFE AFAFRICA.
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