ART OF LIVING

Culinary art

Marrakech has developed know-how, rich and varied traditions, in terms of culinary art. If the Tanjia had the privilege to anticipate the other local recipes, many dishes (Hergma, Medfouna, Khuziza, Tajine .....) synthesize the influences that converged on Marrakech of the whole of southern Morocco, and constitute since then many specialties of Marrakech.

COURTESY AND PLEASURE

The Marrakchis are very courteous, welcoming, and content, with anecdotal reactions, and having a sense of humor, and this reflects the tensions over the possession of heritage.
The warmth of the welcome is maintained by the preeminence of commerce, and services and the amplification of the tourist function.

The NZAHATS

Marrakchis who are looking for freshness in summer in the wooded areas around the city retain the tradition of organizing group outings with friends or family. To spend relaxing moments under the shade of trees and near rivers or at least a Seguia.
The enthusiasm to spend a few hours in the gardens of Menara, the gardens of Agdal, and the valley of Ourika, preserves a tradition of craftsmanship reproduced until today.

THE « DEKKA MERRAKCHIA »

Marrakchis are known for their special passion for music. Each real Marrakchi predisposed to the exercise of "Kref El Mizan" when the opportunity necissite. This musical exercise is basically an initiation rooted in local traditions where the dakka take part of the festivities of Achoura where the city knows a competition between neighborhoods that last nights.

THE WELL-BEING

Hammams are public baths where Marrakchis and Moroccans in general come to wash, but also to relieve and discuss. These hammams are located in each district of Marrakech, during your walks in the city, you necessarily see the entrance of a hammam , They are usually near a mosque, offering a cleansing to the body before prayer.

SHIFTING TWO WHEELS

The bicycle has since the time of the protectorate, and recently the motorcycle, an important place in travel within the Medina. Their anchoring in tradition has made this mode of transportation in almost all the old families of the city, a means of transport that has spread even for long trips, as is the case between the city and its external margins.
The bicycle nowadays becomes a way of ballad for the tourists in the surroundings of the Medina.

The architectural richness and the diversity of the styles of decoration and arrangement of these different monuments give to the city a capital patrimonial of the most prestigious of the country. Among this heritage figures sites of a romantic nature such as Menara, Agdal, ArsatMoulayAbdeslam, Palmeraie...

Moroccan art can be classified into two categories: urban and rural. The first is imbued with traditions imported from the East its influence can be seen particularly in carpets, fabrics, and embroidery, and also from Muslim Spain, it is still seen in the arts of ceramics, metal, wood and leather.The rural or Berber arts have a stripped-down appearance. The objects often have a utilitarian function: furniture, tools, utensils, indispensable to the daily life and some adornments for the festivities of the community.

To get an idea of the richness of the Marrakchi handicraft and to give you the knowledge of its 40 000 craftsmen, nothing beats a stroll in the souks of the medina among the most famous of Morocco for their diversity and the atmosphere the souks of Marrakech are unique in the world in their organization and size.

The ritual of mint tea is an essential tradition in Morocco. The tea, distributed by the English who held the trade, was adopted in Tangier before going around the Arab world. The art of tea is almost as ceremonial as in Japan...

Marrakesh is one of the rare cities to keep carriages as means of transport. This kind of transport is used for 200 years in this Moroccan city. Several carriages richly decorated crisscross, at the same time, the lanes of the Medina, and the paths of olive grove ...

Like the argan tree, cedar is an emblematic tree in Morocco. The most famous and dense cedar is undoubtedly that of d'Azrou, even if we find this tree in the forests of the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas. With a height of up to forty meters...

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