Here they are, finally few words and beautiful pictures of my favorite spots in Marrakech, when it comes to good food and shopping! Two of my favorite place to chill, eat well and refresh with a Casablanca beer are:
Nomad presents a «Modern Moroccan» menu based on simplicity, fresh local produce and spice, offering revisions of traditional local cuisine and international dishes with a Moroccan twist, and enough variety for vegetarians, pescetarians, and carnivores alike. Ideally located just off the Rahba Lakdima spice square (places des épices) in the heart of the Marrakech Medina;
- LE JARDIN
Le Jardin is a large courtyard enclosed in a 17th-century mansion, two steps away from the Terrasse des Épices and on the cross roads between Dar el Bacha and Riad Laârouss. In this shaded garden you can eat, have a snack, or when night falls you can watch arthouse movies in black and white in open air. Le Jardin, a place of culture.
Marrakech is paradise for the shopping addict. Leather bags, rubber jewellery, carpets, kaftans and crafts are beautifully laid out in the souks and boutique shops to tempt you to reach for your stash of dirhams. It’s the ultimate place for blowing the budget.
- Souk shopping
The souks of Marrakech are the largest in Morocco and famed throughout the world as one of the most exotic places in the world to shop. They are also the oldest part of a city that thrived on commerce – and still does. Twisting and turning streets where shops, restaurants, markets, and homes all line the streets in buildings seemingly too close together. As someone who loves to get lost, the souks were heaven;
Interior lovers, when in Marrakech, you will get crazy about tons of different designs, shapes and sizes of beautiful handmade lamps. HEAVEN! Advice: organise yourself enough good so you can carry on such a beautiful piece with you home. This time I didn’t make it happen unfortunately, but hey that’s a reason more to visit this magical city once I have my own place ready to decor.
For cookery lovers, there is a plethora of spices to choose from: saffron, argan oil, ground cumin and coriander, shards of mace, star anis, rolls of cinnamon and home-made mixtures of spices created for marinading fish, fruit or meat. Mmmm let the cooking begin!