Wilaya de Marrakech Local Customs

  • One of oldest hammam in the Medina
    One of oldest hammam in the Medina
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  • Heating the water with wood
    Heating the water with wood
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Wilaya de Marrakech Local Customs

  • Djellabas and kaftans

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    The traditional Moroccan dress for both men and women is this long hooded garment known as a djellaba. It seems very practical – the body is protected from weather and from the dirt of the street, and the hood can be pulled up to give warmth at the start and end of the day, or shade from the intense midday sun. Men mostly choose a neutral shade...

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  • Bargain!

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    Some people love the challenge of haggling, others find it an unwelcome stress. It's best to try and enjoy it if you plan to buy something in the souks, and the best strategy is to stay firm and calm, and preferably keep a smile on your face. It's hard to give a guide to what to offer if you don't know the value of it yourself. Rough guides like...

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  • Henna Ladies

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    Moroccan ladies desperate to paint henna designs on foreigners' hands and feet seem to be everywhere in the Medina, with the biggest concentration in el Djemaa el Fna. There are two types: natural brown henna and a chemical dye known as black henna. The latter lasts longer, but it is dangerous, as it can cause bad skin reactions and even...

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  • Public Baths

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    The hammam is an ancient and integral part of the Moroccan life. Every single neighborhood in the city has got a hammam, a Mosque and a oven to cook the bread. With all these three elements they are auto sufficient. The water is considered sacred, and cleanliness, are essential elements of Islam. In a part of the world where family and community...

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  • Moroccan Wine

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    Despite the huge growth in tourism in Marrakech, it's still surprisingly difficult to find places selling alcohol, especially in the medina. On our last night in the city, we wanted to get some wine for a meal on our rooftop terrace. The only place we could find it was in a shop in the Ville Nouvelle, which we remembered from our last visit to the...

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  • Moroccan music

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    The Jmaa El Fna square is a UNESCO heritage site, largely due to the story tellers that pass on stories in Arabic, but also note the musicians and various other stalls. However, be prepared to pay a small tip of 5-10Dir whenever taking pictures/videos of their performances. These interesting performers are most commonly spotted at night. During...

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  • Taking Photos

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    People in Morocco often don't like having their picture taken, although as long as you don't stick your camera in someone's face you probably won't have a problem in Marrakech. There are some people who expect money, even if you accidentally take their picture. Most of them are hanging around Djemaa el Fna, like the colourful water Sellers, the...

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  • Water man

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    Around the Medina and some of the historical sites you will see men in funny looking attire with brass cups hanging off them. These are water men who supply the locals with water usually from local wells in goatskin bags. To announce themselves they ring their bells. I’m not sure that these guys are the real deal to the locals or more for the...

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  • The Pink City

    Marrakesh Local Customs

    Well all the houses inside and, nearly all outside are pink ... why??? well the material with wich the outside wall makes the wall be pink, ... nowadays people MUST by law paint their houses that way ... to preserve the name of the "Pink City" ... I like that because its make Marrakech a unique place in the planet ... as I like andalucian villages...

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Wilaya de Marrakech Hotels

  • Riad Aguerzame

    Situé dans la médina de Marrakech, près du palais Moulay Idriss, le Riad Aguerzame, entièrement...

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  • Kasbah Tamadot

    BP 67, Asni, 042150, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Kenzi Louka

    Oukaimeden Resort, Oukaimeden null

  • Kasbah du Toubkal

    This is not a hotel ---as our provider led us to believe! We paid extra to stay at this trekking...

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  • La Maison Arabe

    This riad is consider the oldest- may be the fiart- and best riad in Marrakech. Hoever. it is a bet...

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  • Kenzi Louka Hotel

    Oukaimeden Resort Haut Atles Oukaimeden Morocco, O

  • Riad Dar Najat

    Riad Dat Najat is a great place to stay in Marrakech. It is very central and near to Jemma El Fna,...

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  • Riad Kniza

    Beautifully decorated room, cozy aura, clean bathroom, delicious food and warmhearted staff. I got...

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  • Riad Farnatchi

    Riad Farnatchi has the feel of a beautiful, highly individual, private house, but the facilities of...

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