Marrakech Through the Eyes of a Local
Collected by Afar Magazine
Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj, helps us navigate the inspiring maze of shops, galleries, and restaurants in the heart of Marrakech.
52 derb Aarjane Rahba lakdima Medina, Marrakech, Marrakesh 40030, Morocco
Living in Marrakesh for a couple of years I heard about this place hidden in medina close to my place but... I was unable to find it! One day, having coffee and reading book I hear someone talking about the photographer owner of the place! I ask...
Ksibat Nhass, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Strolling through the underground ruins of the ancient fortifications of Marrakech, Morocco, I felt the long-gone presence of noblemen moving through the dark corridors. This ray of light illuminated the distant and shadowy history.
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...
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...
8,Derb Chorfa Lakbir, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
The Marrakech in medina is a lot of things — colorful, loud, chaotic — but serene is not one of them. Neither is white. This lovely little oasis manages to be both, and so much more. A stunning restored 16th-century riad has been transformed into...
32 Souk Jeld Sidi Abdelaziz, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
“Kamal Laftimi, a pioneer in the Medina who also owns Café des Épices, owns Le Jardin. The enclosed green-tiled courtyard is loaded with plants. It’s beautiful and calm during the day. I tend to go in the evening for an...
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...
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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