Riads in Marrakech and Fes in the middle of the Medina

24 Jan

To rent a riad in Marrakech or Fes: a sure way to discover the culture

The Riads in Marrakech and Fes constitute a traditional housing located in the Moroccan urban centres, more commonly called « Medina ». These houses are entirely closed to the outside world and are organized around a central patio often raised and fitted with a fountain see more examples on : http://www.espace-maroc.com/uk/lst-riad-marrakech-medina-1,2.html.

These old residences, true jewels hidden behind the austere walls of the medina, have an origin which goes back far in time; the riads are temporal representations of the Eastern paradise. This is why for the last few years many foreign investors have turned them into guesthouses, thus making it possible for the avid culture travellers to rent renovated riads in Marrakech and Fes.

Surely, not all riads are palaces; but they all contribute to the richness of the medina, since they are considered to be not only places of residence, but also a true historical heritage.

The medina is also a dynamic space and an important economic centre for cities such as Fes and Marrakech.

Fes, in particular, is one of the most important economic centres and the second industrial city of Morocco. However, most of its economic activities concentrate in the medina.

From time immemorial, the medina has been a strategic place with the capacity to meet the needs of everyday life by having places of worship, trade and a system of water supply. The medina and the guest houses of Fes and Marrakech are located on grounds where water of several sources abounds.

For unforgettable holidays in Marrakech or historical trips to Fes

The medina of Marrakech and that of Fes both have a similar environment when one wonders through their narrow streets. They give the feeling of being travelling back in time.

One can never guess what is at the end of a street or behind a wall. So, if you see one of the many doors of the medina opening, it will be a mysterious, fascinating sight that will be offered to you and an opportunity of intensifying your emotions during your holidays in Marrakech and Fes.

Therefore, do not hesitate to stay at the heart of the medina in one of the many riads in Fes and Marrakech that have become fabulous guesthouses and that provide rooms worthy of the stories of the Thousand and One Nights.

Your riad will be like a daydream where you will find rest after your wondering through the labyrinth of streets and will make you discover aspects of the city that you would not have suspected from the outside.

So, to make the most of your trips to Fes and Marrakech, let yourself be filled with wonder in the face of the beauty of a riad in the middle of a medina. You will be transformed by the memories of your adventure there and utterly amazed by the beauty of its constructions.

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