Cultural & Geographical

The Bahia Palace, Marrakech

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Located along Rue Bahia Bab in the Mellah district of the Marrakech Medina is the Bahia Palace, a stunning set of tranquil gardens enclosed within the beautifully decorated walled pavilions. Bou Ahmed, a former slave who rose to a position of power under sultans Moulay Hassam and Abd Aziz, built the palace in the last […]

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Dar Si Said Museum, Marrakech

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Dar Si Said was originally a mansion built by Sidi Said, royal Visir and half-brother of Ba Ahmed Ben Moussa (the former slave who built the nearby Bahia Palace), in the nineteenth century. Today, the interconnecting courtyards and beautiful wooden ceilings house the Museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts: a collection of carpets, jewellery, weaponry, […]

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Tiswin Museum, Marrakech

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The Tiskiwin Museum was founded Bert Flint – a Dutch anthropologist who himself has been a Marrakech resident since 1957– to display highlights from his personal collection of Amzigh Berber artefacts. Such is the importance of Flint’s collection that Tiskiwin is now part of the Marrakech University Cadi Ayyad. The stunning collection includes Berber tents, […]

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The Moroccan Leather Poof

Monday, November 24th, 2014

In Marrakech you will see a lot of objects that hold a certain special place in Marrakechi’s hearts: there is the motorbike, the favourite tool for many locals to get around the city; the tagine pot, the implement responsible for making the country’s traditional, staple dish and the poof. The poof is a Moroccan leather […]

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The Tagine Pot

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The Tagine (or Tajine) is perhaps the most popular dish in Morocco. It can be found literally everywhere, from the roadside café to the luxury restaurant, and remains a staple meal for both tourists and locals alike. The slow-cooked savoury stew is typically made with sliced meat, poultry, or fish together with vegetables – although […]

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The Mystery of the Hanging thread

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Although Marrakech is often known as ‘The Red City’ thanks to the pisé-cement ramparts that surround the old town, once you enter the Medina it becomes clear that Marrakech actually holds a multitude of bright and vibrant colours. We noticed at this point in the ‘Needle and Thread’ Medina walk, as you turn south towards the Jemaa el-Fna Square, there […]

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Choukara: from Shepherds bag to fashionable leather purse

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

I n the Marrakech Medina there are many shops selling a variety of leather bags ranging from massive travel bags to day s atchels to small leather purses. Despite the plethora of bags on sale, the traditional Moroccan Choukara is a bag which has eluded many Marrakechi stallholders. Traditionally made from Goat leather, the Choukara […]

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Symbolism of the Tanning process in the Marrakech Tanneries

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The Marrakech Tanneries are perhaps one of the must-see attractions in red city. The traditional tanning process, as witnessed in the Marrakech tanneries, is laced with symbolism. It is often said that the position of the tanneries itself, the east of the Marrakech Medina, symbolizes the rebirth of animal skin into leather through the sun […]

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Don McCullin, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art (MMP+), Badi Palace

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

  Don McCullin is an internationally renowned British photographer widely considered as a pioneer in the art of Photojournalism. His black and white photography documents a wide variety of subjects from traditional African tribes to warzones in Palestine, Vietnam and Northern Ireland, from stunning landscapes of his home in Somerset to images of urban strife […]

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The Hammam – Your Source of Inner Peace

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

You are just a few days away from your trip to Marrakech and all you can think about are the wonderful relaxing days that you will spend there far from your daily routine. Finding the place of your dreams is not at all impossible given the great number of hotels and riads specially designed to satisfy […]

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