09 Sep Jewish town of Marrakech. Part one.
Jewish town of Marrakech
Jewish town of Marrakech is currently undergoing a major rehabilitation plan whose total cost 20 million dollars and is part of a more ambitious encompassing the entire medina. (2016). Construction began in 2014 and is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Snack to Bidaoui
Visit before we can take strength in the most popular snack area, it is simple and cheap: his name … AL BIDAOUI. For just 30 dirhams you can lunch a good omelette sandwich with shrimp, their portion of chips and a soda. The snack something happens unnoticed, is facing the exit of the municipal market of the jewish town.
In addition to fresh flowers throughout the year, the quality of its fruits and vegetables is excellent. It is a market with great animation.
We leave the market and go straight to the place that gives entrance to the Jewish town.
Along with a striking Berber pharmacy is the door that will take us to the Jewish kisaria, ie, its covered souk.
The Tanjia restaurant is another point of interest. Come to see its extraordinary decoration with lights and reflections. With views.
Ferbentiers or tinsmiths Square .
This is a center of artisans who make and sell directly their lamps.
Here, sheltered by a huge eucalyptus, we found a nice place to take a break: the KOSYBAR,
ideal for a drink or a drink at any time of day in its relaxing interior … or its panoramic terrace.
Its decor and cuisine, fusing East with Arabic. If you no longer want tajine … you can come to dinner SUSHI
At one side of Kosibar we find a door that leads to the El Badi Palace.
El Badi Palace Marrakech was built in the sixteenth century by the Sultan of the Saadi Dynasty, Ahmed al-Mansur to celebrate a victory against hosts Portugal.
The Palace was considered a marvel in its time of Muslim art. It had 360 rooms, one for each day of the year …
His plans were inspired by the Alhambra in Granada.
Today there are hardly any more than its ruins as the Sultan of the Alawite dynasty, Moulay Ismail pillaged the palace 1696 to build the imperial city of Meknes.
As a historical curiosity:
This is where the original minbar of the Koutoubia mosque Cordoba craftsmen carving and gilding made his cedarwood is. It is the twelfth century, a jewel of Moorish art.
For lovers of strangeness:
After a small stone stairs visist their disturbing underground passages, the old prisons of the palace.
The walls of the palace are still the preferred place of storks …
-open from 9 to 16.30 h.