The property’s design emulates old Moorish pisé (earthen) buildings and Berber villages that cling to the High Atlas Mountains, with its distinctive rose-blush walls mirroring those of the nearby ‘Red City’, Marrakech.
Step through the handcrafted double oak doors into an oasis bedecked with palms and vines, colonnaded walkways, marble fountains and glittering glazed tiles. Fanning out from the central water pool are beautiful, Moroccan-style Pavilions (many with private pool and garden), traditional two-storey ‘townhouse’ Maisons and the spectacular Al-Hamra Maison, all enjoying sublime mountain views.
If ever a city was primed to be discovered, it was this. Hidden doorways, maze like souks, the Old Medina – you can lose yourself here in the best way possible. Haggle for souvenirs at the market stalls, then relax in a hammam or over a cup of mint tea in a café. Some of the architecture – such as that of the Koutoubia Mosque – is truly magical. Exploring the main square, Djeema el Fna, is best done in the evenings, when the snake charmers, musicians and jugglers are in full force.
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The longest established inhabitants of Morocco, the Berber people come from a feudal society, who have preserved their culture and traditions. Arabic is not widely spoken, and their music and dance are unique, with men and women dancing together. The Berber hospitality is justifiably famous, and you are sure to enjoy mint tea with them, […]