The Riad Aya lies in the heart of Marrakech. This
location is convenient for the Medina, Jeema El Fna place as well as the famous gardens of Majorelle.
The wonderful Jemaa El-Fna is approximately a 10 minute walk and the airport is just 3 miles from the hotel.
The main square in the Medina is Jemaa El-Fna. It is surrounded by endless labyrinths of souks
(bazaars) and alleyways covering all of the Medina. This famous square is a must visit as there is always something to see there day and night, whether it be snake charmers, acrobats, fortune-tellers, or the musicians and food stalls.
At night the square really comes to life as people navigate toward the exotic aromas and the entertaining sights. As the evening darkens, the hustle and bustle of activity rages on, and the exotic music seems louder and becomes almost hypnotic.
The Kasbah, surrounding the Jemaa El-Fna, portrays a calmer, less abrasive atmosphere. It is home to the Royal Palace,
also the former El-Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs. This naturally creates a safer atmosphere and cleaner streets. The Kasbah has its own little bazaars (Souikas), food stalls, restaurants and riads for travellers to enjoy.