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Calle de Bailén, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Stumbling around Madrid I came upon this crypt down from the Royal Palace. I finally decided to check out this exemplary architecture haven amidst the jamon and shoe shops in the vicinity. This Neo-Romanesque crypt bears the remains of many in its...
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Plaça Atlàntic, 2, 17210 Palafrugell, Girona, Spain
I realize that this is a highlight that may not even need words, since the image is so very convincing. If you find yourself exploring the Costa Brava ('Rugged Coast') of Spain, be sure not to miss the beach town of Calella and have lunch at the...
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Riad Laarous, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Everything glitters in this breathtaking shop: antique Berber silver, amber jewelry, inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture, and ceramic bowls full of gleaming beads and stones. 3 Fhal Chidmi, Rue Mouassine, 212/(0) 24-442-2578. This appeared in the...
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Sidi Bouloukat Djemaa el fna 53 Sidi Bouloukate، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
No matter what time of the day, sitting in a cafe on the edge of Jamaa el Fna, the central square in the old city of Marrakesh, is entertaining and inspirational. In the early morning its quieter, and dominated by orange juice vendors and people...
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Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
This nearly 1,000-year-old mansion has been furnished with pieces made by local craftspeople. Owner Ina Krug works with a team of experts to arrange everything from a camel safari to a customized shopping trip through the souks. Each room has its...
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Rue Yves St Laurent By A-Maps، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Located on a quiet side street, in the upscale neighborhood of Guéliz, is a garden called Marjorelle. The garden is named after its creator, Jacques Majorelle, a French born artist who settled in Marrakesh in 1919 to continue his career as...
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Djema el Fna، 40 Rue des Banques, مراكش 40000, Morocco
The thing that struck me the most on our travels through the Kasbah were the façades of the old city were all the same, be it new or old, rich or poor. Unlike the American culture of showing their wealth for all to see and to envy, the...
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Situated not far from Meknes, between Fes and Rabat, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand as a testament to a culture that changed the world forever. In the fertile area that the ruined city is located, it's difficult to remember you're in Morocco....
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Quartier Ain Noqbi, Fès, Morocco
Some travelers are exhausted by the haggling in the souks of Morocco, by the barely-organized chaos of the medinas. In Fes, the stunning mosaic tile creations that are so typical all over the country can be bought directly from the artisans who...
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El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Star designer Jacques Garcia restored La Mamounia’s former grandeur, updating rooms with painted wooden doors, hand-carved ceilings, and a blend of Art Deco and Moorish antiques. In the surrounding park, bougainvillea and roses grow...
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Marrakesh, Morocco
While in Marrakech we took a four hour cooking class at a beautiful Riad just outside the old town center. The five of us spent the afternoon touring the spice markets, learning about traditional foods, and cooking a huge feast. My favorite part...
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El Keddane, Fes, Morocco
Deep in the maze that is the city of Fes, lies Dar Anebar. It is both a restaurant and a Riad. With a traditional courtyard that has a fountain and multiple dining rooms off the main area, there are plenty of "nooks and crannies" hiding delightful...
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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
At Ben Youssef Medersa, a 16th-century Koranic boarding school turned museum, visitors can see colorful mosaic zellij tiles and intricate stucco carvings inscribed with Muslim invocations. —Jennye Garibaldi
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7 Derb el Magana, Fes, Morocco
At first glance, the narrow alley you have to maneuver to get to Café Clock -- does not look advisable. In fact, while walking down the path, I remarked to my friends, "This looks like a place in which we might find weed for sale." Yet the...
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Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
I sampled tagines from a half-dozen places in Marrakesh, including fancy restaurants, and the succulent chicken tagine at Bakshish, an unassuming and bohemian-flavored café in the souk, topped them all. It’s a nice spot to take a break from...
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Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Argan oil is celebrated for its skin-nourishing properties. It’s also hugely expensive when bought outside Morocco, so this cosmetic wonder is pretty much a no-brainer for any Marrakesh shopping list. Inside the medina, argan products are not hard...
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84,, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
While in Marrakech, we stayed near the medina (old town square) and frequented the souk (market) for new and delicious experiences at all hours. During the day you'll find 20 or more vendors selling hand-squeezed orange juice for 10 cents a glass,...
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Souk Ahl Fes, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
If vintage photography is your thing, you can't miss Marrakech's Maison de la Photographie. And if a collection of 3500 photographs about Morocco between 1870 and 1950 doesn't make you swoon, you should still go. Because the Maison has a secret...
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Hay Ait Skato, Fès 30050, Morocco
On my travels, a highlight has to be capturing images of local people, either chatting and then asking for a photo (usually positive) or like this one, a candid shot. While staying in Fes, in Morocco, I went to the Souk every day. It's an amazing...
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Avenue des F.A.R, Meknes 50000, Morocco
One of a small amount of similar sites open to non-Muslims, this tomb along the main street in Meknes is a colorful site to behold. A series of ornately tiled and carved antechambers lead you to the tomb of the sultan, where you must remove your...
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Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

The other famous landmark in Casablanca is the second largest Mosque in the world. The minarets defy proportions. Intricate Arabic carved into marble walls makes the grand building feel accessible, but really we visitors are just meant to stand...

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Riad Zitoun El Kdim, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
We saw this intriguing graffiti on our way back to the Riad Maizie from a get-acclimated jaunt to the bustling square Djemma Al Fna that is the heart of the Medina. It was not created in a prominent place, just lovingly rendered on the wall next...
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75 Derb Rahba Lakdima, Marrakesh Medina 40000, Morocco
Overlooking the busy, chaotic spice market of the Marrakesh medina, the Café des Épices offers a tranquil oasis away from the hustle below. The three-story trek is very much worth it. Look at this fantastic view! All of Marrakesh...
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Derb Assehbi, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
We did the well known cooking school at the Maison Arabe riad and loved it! The native chef has worked in New York and Chicago and speaks flawless English with a good sense of humor. Classes are small, around 10 students, and do fill up, so call...
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2 Place Batha, Fes 30206, Morocco
Over a sultan's feast of pastilla, marinated salads, tajines, and pastries at La Maison Bleue in the Fès medina, my husband and I were spellbound by the haunting voice of this oud player. The melancholy cadence of his instrument coalesced with the...
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33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Located right across the street from the popular Jardin Majorelle, 33 Rue Majorelle takes the Marrakesh souk experience, adds a gloss of Euro chic, and plops it into an air-conditioned, cement-floored boutique. It’s a bit upscale, but it's a...
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Like stepping back in time.........The colors, smells, textures, tastes will have your senses in overdrive.
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116 Derb Lhammam, Mouassine, Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Depending on how you feel on a given day, the souq can be one of the most exciting, crazed, interesting, or even frustrating experiences in any Moroccan city. Heading out early one morning to do some sightseeing, though, I found most of the...
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Bab Agnaou, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Marrakesh is nicknamed the Red City because its buildings and other structures are awash in various shades of red. Originally, the colors came from the clay found in the surrounding hillsides. Since the time of French colonial rule, there has been...
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Asni, Morocco
I don't have a mobile phone that supports cool apps like the new one from AFAR, but, seeing everyone's photos of great rendez-vous and rituals, I had to post one of my own. Living in rural Morocco for the next few months, I was pleased when my...
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Preserving food in salt is a centuries old method that crosses cultures. In Morocco, they salt preserve all sorts of vegetables as well as lemons. Every market you go to, you see containers and jars packed with all sorts of preserved veggies....
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Avenue Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Visiting the 19th-century Palais de la Bahia is one of the best ways to escape the hurly-burly of the Marrakesh souks; meandering through the tiled courtyards of Dar Si Moussa, the older of the 20-acre, cat-prowled compound's two buildings, I...
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The furthest west that the Romans reached was Volubilis, in northern Morocco. They are on the road from Meknes to Fez, and are open for touring for a small fee. A local guide is recommended.
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Amazing experience just walking around the Marrakech Souks although the vendors can be pretty pushy - be prepared to haggle, haggle, haggle. http://www.peregrineadventures.com/blog/10/01/2012/5-tips-surviving-marrakech-souk
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248 Boulevard Sour Jdid, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
Ok, so there really was no Rick's Cafe from the movie Casablanca. It as a set of a gin joint where she walked in, where Sam played it again, and where he looked at her. But the authenticity really doesn't matter because when you're in Casablanca,...
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The Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts in Fes, Morocco is interesting enough ... but be sure to climb the last flight of stairs to the rooftop for a view like this!
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Quartier des Tanneurs, Fès 30000, Morocco
While the stench is overwelming, the experience is once in a lifetime.......
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Avenue du Président Kennedy, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Walking in one of Marakesh's many markets I couldn't stop to think about what shade of red I should get. My travelling campaign had no such poroblems. She simply chose pink.
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Jamaâ El-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
“Both of these spots are great for a coffee and people-watching near the Djemaa el Fna square. Moroccans like to people-watch, even more than the tourists do. It’s in the blood, I think.”-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj This appeared in the...
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5 Derb Zerbtana, Fès 30110, Morocco
The tangled maze of narrow alleys in the medina in Fes, Morocco requires that all deliveries are made by push cart or donkey. I woke this guy from his nap to transport my luggage to my riad - which was most helpful, since I had no idea where it...
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Médina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
“The Medina is like Brooklyn in that there are all sorts of neighborhoods within it. The Old Jewish Quarter is still a very local place. It feels like Marrakech 30 years ago—a bit rugged and run-down, but it’s cool to wander around in. There are a...
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Souk Laksour, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Like multi-colored crayons ready to create art, the spice bins in the Souk of Marrakesh offer the promise of of exotic taste. The collected spices, should they be able to talk, would tell thousands of stories of cultivation, growth and creation.
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Meknes, Morocco
The great Almohad sultan, Moulay Ismail made Meknes his imperial capital and it is there that he is entombed. Although his mausoleum lies stone’s throw from Place El-Hedim and Bab al-Mansour, it’s not easy to find because it’s not marked. You will...
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Fes, Morocco
I’m not a shopper but I have to admit, I have a big weakness when it comes to local handicrafts. Every day that I was in Morocco was heavenly torture for me. Of all the places I spent time in, my favorite handicraft spot was the medina in ...
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Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
On the recommendation of my friend's mother, who is from Marrakesh, we followed our noses until we were led to Samak al-Bahriya. The outdoor patio was jam-packed with (mostly) Marrakeshi and a few tourists and their Lonely Planet guidebooks. I...
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Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
The Royal door is decorated with traditional motifs engraved on brass and titanium (from Russia). The gigantic titanium doors above lead to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. They reportedly weigh 10 tons, and are operated electrically....
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Azrou, Morocco
Located in the mid-Atlas, a guide brought us here when we were staying at his Gite which was located just outside of Ain Elleuh (near Azrou). Out of nowhere emerged a table top mountain with three waterfalls tumbling down to the village below. I...
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Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
In an effort to remember and visually preserve my travels, I often like to snap pictures of just about everything, including what I see off the sanctioned path. Wandering through the souq of Marrakech, this road wandered off probably to a...
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Dar Tazi, Fes, Morocco
While we felt blessed throughout our time in Morocco, our Fes experience would be driven by divine providence, guiding us into not just a city, but into a relationship with a man that held it deep in his heart… “I know a guy!”...
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Avenue Ben Mohamed El Alaoui, N° 1 Takharbicht، Laayoune Rcif، Fes 30200, Morocco
Probably one of my favorite souvenirs from Morocco are the mini tagines I bought from a friend's shop and a pottery factory we visited in Fes, where these mini tagines were also available in what I've been told are the city's emblematic blue and...
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13, Akbat Sbaa, Douh Fès Médina، Fes 30000, Morocco
Just across the street from the royal palace there is this beautiful garden. Surrounded by the loud noises of the city and the tall walls this place is a beautiful spot to sit a while and rest.
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Fes El Bali, Fes, Morocco
The Medina in Old Fes, or Fes el Bali, is a bucket list experience. Enough beautiful, noisy, smelly, tasty anachronisms to give you whiplash. Abandon your need for control and get lost (its easy) as you wander through the modern 12th century. Just...
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Km 3 Rte Immouzzar, Fès 30050, Morocco
In the Fes Medina, Friday (Salat), The Quiet Day, has a completely different feel from other days, with most of the souks and cafes closed, and many more local families and out-of-town Muslims worshipping at the mosques. I passed men dressed in...
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WOW....not what you would expect to find in Morocco....Roman Ruins!!! They are so intact, despite being completely open to the elements. I loved looking at all the tile mosaics of mythology.
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Boulevard Al Yarmouk, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
The markets are filled with delicious delights in Marrakesh.
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75 Derb Rahba Lakdima, Marrakesh Medina 40000, Morocco
I'm a cook and I love the spice markets. This is what I brought back as gifts. The smells and colors are heady. The Moroccan Cumin is the best in the world, and I brought back a large bag full!
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Wandering around Rabat, trying to get to the waterfront, we stumbled upon this cemetery which turned out to be enormous and mysterious, with tombstones literally stacked upon one another and tumbling all the way down to the sea. Tens of thousands...

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9 Derb Lamsside, Fes 30200, Morocco
Staying in The Medina in Fes, Morocco is one of the most amazing experiences travel can offer. One of the surprises was the people and how helpful they were. Our Riad owners arranged for baggage handling to our waiting taxi. A local touch that...
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Rabat, Morocco
Check out the final resting place for Mohammed V and his two sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.
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Quartier Labeta, Fès 30050, Morocco
Making little ones out of big ones. At the tile factories, on the outskirts of Fez and the medina, the handmade tiles are cut, by hand, into exotic shapes for use in table tops and decorative tiles. It's unbelievably detailed and beautiful work....
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Meknes, Morocco

It seems as though I spent most of this trip completely lost, but it was during those hours of wandering that I discovered the best things to see--like this, one of many scenes from a day of local shopping. Besides the oranges, which we also...

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Fes El Bali, Fes, Morocco
Many local artisans live and work in the seldom-visited Al Andalus neighborhood of Fes El Bali, the old medina. Among them are the wood carvers who daily ply their craft in rustic and simple surroundings yet produce the highly artistic and...
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14 derb sebaai, quartier, Souk Laksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
We kicked off our Marrakesh holiday with a visit to Maison MK's Gastro MK restaurant for its five-course tasting menu. The riad's Moroccan chef cooks up a delicious, visually stunning Moroccan-French fusion menu whose highlights included fried...
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It's worth it, when visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis just outside Meknes in Morocco, to hire a guide. He'll take you through the stone ruins and tell you about the sophisticated city that housed and fed 20,000 people from the time when B.C....
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Carrer de Pau Claris, 192, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
This summer, I spent a few days in Barcelona. Of course, any trip of mine is always highlighted by the many restaurants I visit. In Barcelona, I ate at these 6 outstanding tapas bars, each offering a different vibe and a different attitude. Bar...