When you go to the 'mellah' , the old jewish
quarter - the shopping mal in front of the 'Sagha'-
(the market of the juwelers)
you can spot these colorful towers at the
spice stores. If you wonder like we did how thay
make them you can see it in the picture.
With patience! haha.
You put the powder in a sieve and start building
these spice piramids...layer after layer.
Designer airport-The revamped airport of Marrakech
The renovations to Marrakech airport were finally completed in 2008 and are rather stunning!
Each time Ive seen the shadows the stunning new designs create and the pretty details in the ceilings Ive had to take photos.
Now both departures and arrivals are in the one building - and everything is in here - ATMs, money changers, a number of Car rental firms - both International and local budget companies, cafes and restaurants and of course a few tempting shops for last minute buys.
And as usual with Morocco there are numerous police around.
out of this world
Here you will feel morrocco, you will note how your sences will feel overloaded by the seenery, you´ll see snake enchanters, tribal doctors ( african style ) a lot of food stahls street vendors, theefs,
El Badi Palace
This was originally one of the most beautiful palace in the world. But now, it's only ruins since the materials were used to build Moulay Ismail's own palace in Meknes.
You can explore the underground corridors and go on top to admire the view (mainly on the storks). At the entrance, guides will propose you a guided tour of the ruins but according to me, it's not necessary since there is nothing special to see.
Entrance fee is 10 Dh (1 euro) but if you don't have much time, forget about this place ;-)
"The famous Jamaa el Fna square by night"
Marrakech is an amazing city, located south of Casablanca, between the Atlas high mountains covered of snow in winter, and the largest Sahara desert.
The city has something magic, a very special atmosphere, specially in the night, when the people love to get together in the unique Jamaa el Fna square, where you can breath the real life of the deep Morocco, listen to the stories about the past ages, and coming from the close desert, and dream about the marvellous Mosques, Royal Palaces, old-fashioned arab buildings, many attractive Bazars where you can buy everything.....and so on.........
I visited Marrakech on april 2003.
You need many days to visit well Marrakech !
Unfortunately I had only two days there:
I hope to go back again !
"The Minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque"
The most famous and picturesque mosque of the city is the Koutoubia Mosque, near the Jamaa el Fna square.
"Enchantment of the Majorelles Gardens"
The Majorelles Gardens are very charming.
They have been built by the french artist Majorelles.
Inside the blue House there is today the Arabic Art Museum.