DAR EL BACHA – MUSEUM OF THE CONFLUENCES

Dar El Bacha is located at the entrance of the Medina.. It is considered one of the most beautiful palaces of the city. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century by Thami El Glaoui (named Pacha of Marrakech by Sultan Moulay Youssef). In 2017, the Dar El Bacha Palace is transformed into the Museum of the Confluences. Rooms with columns covered with Zellij and chiselled stuccoes are laid around an arabian garden. The rest of the decoration is breathtaking: cedar doors worked by hand, ceilings painted with geometric and floral motifs. As you can see, Dar El Bacha is already a museum in itself!

MUSEUM MOHAMMED VI FOR THE CIVILIZATION OF WATER IN MOROCCO

With a surface area of 2000 m2, the permanent exposition est un itinéraire à travers le génie hydraulique marocain, so much the tradition in the modern world, et une invitation au questionnement sur les enjeux et les défis futurs.
UNE COLLECTION ETHNOGRAPHIQUE D’EXCEPTION
Des objects et des manuscrits authentiques d’une grande patrimonial provenance of the territoire marocain sont exposés au musée, recouvrant tous les aspects of the eau: usage, captage, conduite, gestion et rituels
A MUSEOGRAPHIE INNOVATIVE AND CREATRICE D’EMOTION
Chaque axe thématique fait the objet d’un traitement scénographique différencié, combinant des supports muséographiques variés: objet, video, audio, projection interactive et show multimédia sur maquette.

For more information http://www.museemohammed6aman.ma

ENIGMA LIVE – ESCAPE GAME

Three escape rooms have just opened on 300 m2 on the Amizmiz road. Escape what? In amazing real size settings, the escape game consist of solving puzzles and fulfilling a mission in 1 hour in a closed place. Go and entartain yourself with family and friends with this new concept that combines reflection, cooperation, adrenaline and fun! What are the enigma’s escape rooms? Alcatraz, the ancient Egypt and a robbed museum! Easy access by taxi. From age of 8. Open from 10 am to 11 pm – 7/7 days.

For more information visit the website: http://enigma-escapegame.com/

ANIMA GARDEN – THE RETURN OF PARADISE

This garden has been designed and created by the Austrian artist André Heller. It is opened since April 2016 and is situated about 30 km from Marrakech (Ourika Road). You will find a fancy wooded park with a large variety of trees, plants, flowers and many colourful works. There is a free shuttle service behind the Koutoubia Mosk. The museum, designed by star architect Carmen Wiederin, is also an exciting experience with its changing exhibitions of paintings, photographs, and objects of significant visual artists from different parts of the world. The Café Marocain Paul Bowles invites you to enjoy fresh fruit juice, fine teas and delicious pastries – made with ingredients grown in ANIMA! For more information visit the web site https://www.anima-garden.com/visit/

QOUBBA ALMORAVIDE

Koubba Almoravide (or Koubba Ba’adiyin / Barudiyin) is a small monument to Marrakech, dating back to the 12th century, was erected by the Almoravide dynasty. Almoravid Koubba is located near the Marrakech Museum and about 40 meters south of the Ben Youssef Mosque. It is the only surviving example of Almoravide architecture in Marrakech. The building was built in 1117 and subsequently renovated in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was rediscovered in 1948 and excavated in 1952, after being buried under one of the dependencies of the Ben Youssef mosque. Once the dome was used for the ablutions before prayer (based on Khettara’s revolutionary hydraulics, drainage systems) and also had a system of toilets, showers and taps for drinking water, probably therefore, was part of an Almoravide mosque. The interior is richly decorated with floral motifs (pine cones, palm trees and acanthus leaves) and calligraphy. The epigraphic decoration, which covers the frames and borders, is notable for the fact that the inscription is the oldest in cursive writing of the Maghreb in North Africa. The materials used are marble and cedar wood. At the entrance and at the top of the prayer hall there is the inscription:

“I was created for science and prayer, by the prince of believers, descended from the prophet Abdullah, the most glorious of all the caliphs. Pray for him when you enter the door, so you can meet your highest expectations”

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BAB AGNAOU GATE

 

Considered one of the most important gates of the Medina of Marrakech, Bab Agnaou was built in the 13th century by the Almohades to protect access to the administrative and military district of the Kasbah. Also called “door of the ram”, Bab Agnaou is composed of four arches and around the arches there is a frieze that stipulates a verse of the Koran written in kufici characters. This particularity is one of the peculiarities of this door of Marrakech. During the winter, storks often come perching and nesting!

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CHROB OU CHOUF FOUNTAIN

The fountain Chrob or Chouf has grown under the reign of Ahmed El-Mansour (1578-1603), the last Saadian, whose kingdom extended to Timbuktu and Gao (Mali). He had established his imperial court in Marrakech and adorned the city with many buildings thanks to the Saharan trade he controlled. Of small size, the fountain is composed only from the base of a loggia that houses a masonry trough. On the other hand, the upper floor extends to the sky, with impressive dimensions and decorations. Consoles in support of muqarnas support a huge carved cedar wood architrave. The coronation, also in cedar wood, is performed in the form of a honeycomb, all covered by a pitched roof covered with painted green tiles. The inscriptions on the architrave are Andalusian calligraphy, in italic characters or in kufic characters, similar to those of Mouassine. The meaning of its name, invites the passerby to “drink and look” (in Arabic chrob or chouf) … you know then, what you need to do !!

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