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Palais de la Bahia & Mellah, Marrakech

First thing we headed to the Palais de la Bahia which is a 5 minute walk away from the riad. This palace was built by Bou Ahmed at the end of the 19th century. He was a chief advisor to the sultan and built this palace to house his four wives and two dozen mistresses.… Continue reading Palais de la Bahia & Mellah, Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Today we headed to the 'new city' to Gueliz. Which is the modern side of the city with a European style atmosphere but Moroccan twist. We wandered through Gueliz looking in some of the boutique shops and ended up at Jardin Majorelle. Jardin Majorelle is an oasis of calm and tranquility. This is the garden… Continue reading Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

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Tombeaux Saadiens & Shopping in the Souks, Marrakech

I must admit it was a little bit scary being woken at 4am to the sound of the call of prayer. Staying in a Riad which had a central courtyard means that it was very loud and the sound seemed to be coming from all directions! I am under the impression that it wasn't a… Continue reading Tombeaux Saadiens & Shopping in the Souks, Marrakech

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Palais El Badi & Jardins de l’Agdal, Marrakech

Our first full day in Marrakech, we started the morning at Palais el Badii which is the ruins of Saadien sultan, Ahmed el Mansour's palace. The ruined palace is the home of the masterpiece Koutoubia Minbar which is seen as one of the finest examples of Islamic woodcarving in the world. Not to be confused… Continue reading Palais El Badi & Jardins de l’Agdal, Marrakech

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Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech

Originally I had planned to visit Morocco in 2011 on a organised trip. There was an incredible itinerary prepared including visiting Marrakech and a trek up to Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert. Unfortunately after some unrest and a bomb explosion in the centre of Marrakech the decision was made for the trip to be cancelled.… Continue reading Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech