Offers on luxury weekends in Marrakech, one of the most evocative places in Africa
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Book online at Voyage Prive and enjoy a weekend in Marrakech, the perfect place to experience bustling, fragrant markets full of spices and traditional gifts, and luxurious riads with lavish courtyards, while staying in luxurious accommodation.
Over its fascinating history, which goes back more than 1,000 years, Marrakech has always been a place of trade. It is the medina in Marrakech old town which defines the city. It is a beautiful, sprawling labyrinth of narrow pathways bustling with the production and sale of thousands of goods, from spices to artisan scarves and lanterns. The mesmerising Djemaa El Fna square is at the heart of the medina. During the day it's an entrepreneurial place of trade, but at night it transforms itself into a hub for entertainment and restaurants selling delicious, traditional food. The old medina makes for a truly intriguing weekend in Marrakech for those with an adventurous side.
Spending a weekend in Marrakech in a riad in the old medina of Marrakech within walking distance of Djemaa El Fna square is a completely authentic experience. A riad is a large, traditional house built around a central courtyard filled with luscious plants and quite often elegant fountains. The name riad comes from the old Arab word ‘ryad’, which means garden. Beautifully laid out rooms in a riad will have large windows with ornate shutters facing into the courtyard and garden, making for a very picturesque, peaceful view. Most riads provide sumptuous meals for their guests, however there are plenty of choices for dining in Marrakech.
For many people enjoying a lovely weekend in Marrakech, the thing they love most is sampling traditional Moroccan fayre. One Moroccan dish many people are familiar with is couscous, the traditional delicacy of the country. Couscous is typically served with lamb or chicken and a selection of vegetables. Of course, delicious, home-cooked bread is eaten with every meal. The meal is normally eaten in a tagine - a traditional Moroccan earthenware pot - and every meal is almost always finished with a cup of delicious mint tea.
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