French Style Street Signs
Though Morocco has been independent for over 50 years, there are still plenty of signs that it was once a French colony. Practically every town of major size ahs a Ville Nouvelle, built by the French, while in some large cities there are Maisons de Culture and other French buildings. In Marrakech, I spotted these street signs (see picture) on Avenue Mohammed V, just outside the medina, which are very like the signs you see in French streets.
teh trains are not on time
While researching online before I went, I saw a post or two saying the train fromCasablanca to Marrakseh was an hour late. It was when we took it as well. Going TO Casablanca from Marrakesh, our train from l'Oasis to the airport was late, as well.
Just plan for this and skip the tight connections
At the left as you...
At the left as you enter the Square from the Koutubia. One of the best terraces to see the activity in the Djema el Fnaa Square. The 1st floor is the best terrace, from the 2nd you can't see much, though is quieter. If you wanna go there to see the sunset, go in advance, as it gets really crowded in the evenings. 75% of the 1st floor terrace is only for dinner, so you'll get more chances to get a place if you go there to eat that if you only want to have a tea.
Ali Ben Youssef Medersa
It is a peaceful and meditative place with absolutely stunning stucco decoration. Upon entrance you can see the 10th century marble basin in the courtyard. The Medersa is the largest theological college in the Maghreb and was built in 1565. Upstairs have students' cells where a small window is open to the courtyard. Admission Dh20.
This city is another must in Morocco. The Medina is great, but above all, from my point of view, Place Jemaa El-Fna (UNESCO World Heritage) it's amazing all day long.
Experience a Riad in La Medina, it's fabulous! I know that it can be a bit disturbing to hear, in the middle of the night, calling to pray, but it's something that maybe you will never experience any more, just once in a lifetime, but don't worry, the morning after, this yummy breakfast will be waiting for you to repair your pains. For more, go to Accommodation & Hotel Tips.
Mosque in La Medina.