Top attractions

http://www.riadanabel.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Dar_Si_Said_museum.jpg
Uncategorized

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

If you want a little breath taken out of you, don’t pass up the chance to see this extraordinarily well-preserved 16th century Koranic school, North Africa’s largest such institution. The delicate intricacy of the gibs (stucco plasterwork), carved cedar, and  zellij ( mosaic) on display  in the central courtyard makes the building seem to loom taller than it really does. As many as 900 students from Muslim countries all over the world once studied here, and arranged around the courtyard are their former sleeping quarters_ a network of tiny upper-level rooms that  resemble monk’s cells. Sultan Abdullah el Ghalib rebuilt it almost completely, adding the Andalusian details. The large main courtyard, framed by two columned arcades, opens into a prayer hall elaborately decorated with rare palm  motifs as well as the more-customary Islamic calligraphy. The medersa also contains a small mosque.

Dar Si Saïd

This 19th-century palace is now a museum with an excellent with an excellent collection of antique Moroccan crafts including pottery from Safi and Tamegroute, jewelry, daggers, kaftans, and leatherwork. The palace’s courtyard is filled with flowers and cypress trees, and furnished with a gazebo and fountain. The most extraordinary salon is upstairs; it’s a somber  room decorated with gibs cornices, zellij walls, and an amazing carved-cedar ceiling painted in the zouak style ( bright colors in indicating its 10th-century Cordoban origin. The basin , which is sometimes on loan to other museums, was once given pride of place in the Ali ben Youssef Mosque in the north of the souk. It was brought to Morocco by the Almoravid sultan in spite of its decorative eagles and griffins, which defy the Koran’s prohibition of artistic representations of living things. Guides are available on-site.

Djemâa el fna

The carnivalesque open square right at the center of the medina is Marrakesh’s heartbeat and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This centuries-old square was once a meeting point for regional farmers and tradesmen, storytellers and healers, today it’s surrounded by bazaars, mosques, and terraced cafés with perfect balcony views over the action. Transvestite dancers bat their eyelashes; cobras sway to the tones of snake charmers; henna women make their swirling marks on your hands.

About Habiba

Located in the Medina 5 minutes walking from Jamâa El Fna This beautiful Moroccan Riad with swimming pool is nestled in the heart of the colorful Medina of Marrakech. Riad Anabel is the embodiment of grace and tradition, welcomes you all year in the heart of the medina. At just 5 minutes walking distance from the famous Jeemaa El Fna square, Bahia Palace , Badii Palace and the Saadians tombs and its market, you will discover here the authentic charm of a typical and exceptionally comfortable Moroccan Riad.. You will be able to enjoy, in this enchanted location where the change of scenery, grand comfort and peacefulness combines in a harmony of warm and restful colours, a beautiful swimming pool, hammam room, massage, patios, panoramic terrace, solarium, a Moroccan sitting rooms and an adorable fountain. Riad Anabel is the real place where you can discover the moroccan values got 4 suites and 1 standard room. Offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy its succulent Moroccan dishes. Everything has been thought for your comfort and well-being … we offer excursions and activities on site, steam bath and massage with argan oil and essential oils, facials, manicures and pedicures are also provided. Our staff will make eve make of your stay an unforgettable moment. The Riad is also environmentally friendly, enjoying an ideal position it produces its own energy with solar panels. Riad ANABEL is a dream come true, the sublime love refuge in simplicity and comfort and we hope that you will enjoy a well-deserved restful stay in the calm and freshness of this beautifully decorated traditional Moroccan house.