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Les Borjs chosen for TV ad location

Les Borjs chosen for TV ad location

When the SPAR supermarket chain decided to shoot a commercial in Marrakech for Austrian TV last September Les Borjs de la Kasbah was chosen as one of the locations. A 42 strong Austrian/Moroccan crew ...

22 December 2015 Read more
January 2016 in Marrakech

January 2016 in Marrakech

While winter in much of the northern hemisphere is characterised by cold, wet and often snowy conditions the climate of southern Morocco is comparatively mild, indeed pleasantly warm during a large pa...

21 December 2015 Read more
Arsat Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park, Marrakech

Arsat Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park, Marrakech

Located in the heart of Marrakech, alongside Avenue Mohamed V, the main commercial thoroughfare, this eight-hectare historic garden (or arsa) was originally created for Moulay Abdesalam, an 18th centu...

07 December 2015 Read more
Ali Ben Youssef Medersa - a Must for Fans of Historic Architecture

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa - a Must for Fans of Historic Architecture

A splendid place to admire traditional Moroccan architecture while unwinding from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Ali Ben Youssef medersa is a must for anyone interested in art, architecture an...

21 November 2015 Read more
Marrakech December 2015 Events

Marrakech December 2015 Events

One of the year's cooler months, December in Marrakech is still very pleasant, at least by comparison with much of the rest of the northern hemisphere. Daily temperatures range between lows of 9 degre...

07 November 2015 Read more
Marrakech in November - Events and Other Things to Do

Marrakech in November - Events and Other Things to Do

With daily temperatures ranging between 11 and 23 degrees, November in Marrakech is very pleasant. Visitors can expect over seven hours of sunshine and little, if any rain (31mm per month). A number o...

29 October 2015 Read more
New Year 2015 in Marrakech at Les Borjs de la Kasbah

New Year 2015 in Marrakech at Les Borjs de la Kasbah

Christmas and New Year celebrations are not generally marked in the Muslim world but special arrangements are always made at Les Borjs where we certainly know how to put on a good party! At the end...

08 October 2015 Read more
Expedia's 'Insiders Select' Award for Les Borjs

Expedia's 'Insiders Select' Award for Les Borjs

Les Borjs de la Kasbah has just collected another prestigious award from Expedia, the largest online booking platform in the world, for its achievement in being named not only one of the best small ho...

08 October 2015 Read more
Ras El Hanout - recipe for the finest of Moroccan spice blends

Ras El Hanout - recipe for the finest of Moroccan spice blends

Used mainly by Moroccans in elaborate, celebratory dishes, the aromatic, complex spice blend known as Rass, or Ras El Hanout (literally translated as 'head, or top, of the shop'), is prepared by grind...

21 September 2015 Read more
Marrakech October 2015 Events

Marrakech October 2015 Events

As late summer moves towards autumn October in Marrakech is arguably the best time of year, although with temperatures still in the high twenties it is hardly cool. One can expect around nine hours of...

07 September 2015 Read more
M'rouzia recipe, a spicy-sweet Moroccan lamb tajine

M'rouzia recipe, a spicy-sweet Moroccan lamb tajine

The M'rouzia is a delicious Moroccan tagine combining lamb, raisins, honey and almonds and a selection of herbs and spices, including Ras El Hanout, to make a deliciously sweet and spicy dish. Here is...

21 August 2015 Read more
Marrakech September 2015 Events

Marrakech September 2015 Events

Morocco hosts a variety of events in September, including:

07 August 2015 Read more
Marrakech August 2016 Events

Marrakech August 2016 Events

Marrakech, like all other cities and regions in Morocco, celebrates three major public holidays during August. The first of these events, Allegiance Day, takes place on Friday, the

21 July 2015 Read more
Visiting Marrakech - Top Tips for Maximum Enjoyment

Visiting Marrakech - Top Tips for Maximum Enjoyment

Intriguing, atmospheric and filled with a seemingly endless variety of sightseeing options, the city of Marrakech is one of the most tourist friendly destinations in North Africa and, unlike most of i...

08 July 2015 Read more
Marrakech July 2015 Events

Marrakech July 2015 Events

July 17th this year marks Eid ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, a month of daytime fasting for all devout Muslims. Eid is celebrated by a day of feasting on a scale similar to the Christian Chri...

24 June 2015 Read more
Les Borjs de la Kasbah enters Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

Les Borjs de la Kasbah enters Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

Having won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row, Les Borjs de la Kasbah has just been awarded a further accolade entry into the TripAdvisor "Hall of Fame".

22 June 2015 Read more
Morocco's Berber Culture

Morocco's Berber Culture

The core national identity of Morocco is based on its predominant twin cultures, indigenous Berber and Arab. Around 45% of Moroccans will claim direct Berber descent and about the same proportion Arab...

10 June 2015 Read more
Visit the Enchanting Valley of Roses

Visit the Enchanting Valley of Roses

While in Marrakech you should consider setting aside a day to visit the fortified village of Kalaa M'Goun (or Kelaat M'Gouna) in the picturesque, aptly-named and fragrant "Rose Valley".

27 May 2015 Read more
Marrakech June 2015 Events

Marrakech June 2015 Events

As temperatures continue to soar, the month of June sees fewer events than in May but there are still a couple worthy of mention. Mawzine Festival The month starts with...

20 May 2015 Read more
Marrakech in May , upcoming events

Marrakech in May , upcoming events

From festivals taking place in Marrakech itself to those in the surrounding area and slightly further afield, every one of the popular events listed below is well worth adding to your schedule of thin...

15 May 2015 Read more