1001 Nights

Marrakech

Marrakech - The pearl of the South

Morocco’s red and pearly city; where different types of entertainment are provided. Whether you’re interested in the alluring landscapes of the outskirts, or you’re a history buff interested in its culture and ancient heritage.

Marrakech remains as the ultimate choice for those who are keen on discovering true Moroccan culture. What’s more alluring, is the square in Marrakech’s center. Jemaa-El-Fna is an all-time favorite. Foreigners take a liking to this square, mainly due to its extravagant display of food-stalls and huddled people, gathered to watch acrobats, storytellers, and snake charmers do what they do best - entertain.

Foodies will also delight in Marrakech’s cuisine. With its mix of authentic and modern cuisine, gourmands will certainly appreciate Marrakech’s culinary gifts. Mingle with the locals and experience a genuine Moroccan atmosphere. The locals are friendly and hospitable, engaging with them will only ameliorate your experience and make you feel more welcome in Marrakech’s warm hands.

The ancient walls

Identity and modernity.

The historical and contemporary are separated in Marrakech. Ancient walls were built between 1126 and 1127. Made of Tabia, wooden planks, and metal poles. They boast a gorgeous appeal, with many untold stories. 

This border between old and new was built by tAli Ben Youssef, it was built during his reign. Considering that Ali’s father was the founder of Marrakech, he had enough authority.

The Medina & Souks

Marrakech’s daily souks

The souk culture in Morocco is vital. Visiting the souk is a necessity for Moroccans; since practically anything can be found at a souk. A big, oftentimes open-air, with items that range from textile and pieces of clothing to apothecary stalls selling old herbal remedies. 

Souks are usually situated in medinas. The older parts of Marrakech have souks, and people from all over the city gather at an aromatic setting to purchase their needs. As a non-Moroccan, your experience will be different, and much more potent.

Jamaa El fna square

Marrakech’s eerie and charming square.

A tourist favourite, Moroccan pride, and emotional rollercoaster. Jemaa-El-Fna is one of Morocco’s greatest prides. The square’s origins date back to harrowing stories about the square’s previous service to its people. Executions were conducted in the square; hence, the name, The Assembly of the Dead.

However sinister a story, Jemaa-El-Fna has transcended into something out of this world, only this time, it had more food, joy, and entertainment. By day, the square is a usual market with your occasional snake charmer and group of acrobats. The evenings are reserved for musicians and carnivals, while the night is a foodie haven. Makeshift restaurants come out of nowhere, and in all of a sudden, you’re surrounded with chatter and aromatic smells.

Riads

Dars, Riads, Moroccan joy buildings.

Riads are common in many Moroccan cities. Places like Fez, Meknes, Essaouira, Rabat, and Marrakech have traditional family houses. Typically, Riads are specially designed to maintain a certain level of privacy between rooms and families.

Riads are usually embellished with Moroccan decorations. These range from colorful tiles and mesmerizing patterns to handwoven cushions and sofas in the living room.

The interior decor of a riad is breathtaking. Once you set your foot inside one, you’ll feel a joyous Moroccan vibe take over you. Foreigners seem to overly appreciate the terraces. The centre of a riad usually has a small fountain surrounded by sunlight given by the lack of a ceiling. Dars (Riads) are typically comprised of two large saloons that face each other. 

Much like oranges, Riads come in different sizes. You’ll find a royal, extravagant, and lavish Riads all over Morocco. As much as small ones that are run as family businesses. Each one has a different appeal and taste, but it’s safe to assume that you’ll be getting the real Moroccan treatment either way.

Agdal Garden

The Agdal Garden - square and ripe.

Dating back to Marrakech earlies days, the Agdal Garden is one of Marrakech’s landmarks that will forever be appreciated. The watering system is sophisticated, and the grown fruits are symbols of fruition and prosperity. 

Inside the garden, you’ll find a vast field that cultivates oranges, lemons, figs, pomegranates, and apricots. The underground well channels keep the orchids hydrated and well-maintained. And much like any precious Moroccan landmark, the authorities have shown special interest in the Agdal Garden

Anima Garden

Franz André Heller is a jack of all trades, and he managed to master them all. André was born in Vienna, Austria, and he delved into literary writings, poetry, amusement parks, music, sculptures, and fiery spectacles - literally.

In order to show how appreciative he is, André awarded Morocco a breathtaking garden - Anima Garden. His latest project was the garden, and he was set on building it from ground zero. He purchased vast barren lands and undertook the opportunity to make something enchanting out of infertile land.

Needless to say, he did an amazing job. The Garden looks amazing, and they’re offering free shuttle services from Marrakech to Anima Garden for ticket holders.

Menara Garden

The Menara Garden is the ultimate choice for a family picnic. Renovated in the mid-19th-century, The Menara Garden has gotten more popular over time, thanks to its inviting and calming atmosphere.

The secret garden

Recently renovated, the Jardin Secret has opened its doors to the public. With captivating origins and history, these gardens date back to the Saadian Dynasty. One of Morocco’s most important political figures was residing within the Jardin Secret. 

You can discover the garden and its buildings more comfortably now that it has been renovated. Islamic Art and architecture play a vital part. In fact, its what shaped it, and made it what it is today. Roaming through the Garden is surely a good idea if you’re interested in green spaces and alluring plants.

Camps

Recently renovated, the Jardin Secret has opened its doors to the public. With captivating origins and history, these gardens date back to the Saadian Dynasty. One of Morocco’s most important political figures was residing within the Jardin Secret. 

You can discover the garden and its buildings more comfortably now that it has been renovated. Islamic Art and architecture play a vital part. In fact, its what shaped it, and made it what it is today. Roaming through the Garden is surely a good idea if you’re interested in green spaces and alluring plants.

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