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Art & Design Trips to Marrakech

From £489.00

Overview
Reasons to Visit
Popular Itinerary
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    The vibrant and sensational destination of Marrakech provides an inspirational destination for art and design students. It reveals the kind of diversity in the Berber, Oriental and Spanish-Moorish artistic expression that impregnates the architecture and the decoration of the entire city. As an imperial, centuries-old city, Marrakech possesses both the rigor and roughness of the Berber art and the richness of the Moorish-Spanish art which bears the signs of Mediterranean.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Ben Youssef Koranic School and Mosque

      The Ben Youssef madrasa was established in the 14th century, but was rebuilt about 200 years later. A madrasa was, and is, a Koran school, which provided for everything from learning quarters to dorms. While a walk around the madrasa will lead to many interesting parts, it is the courtyard which is the main attraction. With a strong influence of Moorish Spain, perhaps even help form Spanish architects, the courtyard is a tasteful combination of intricate forms and styles. The decorations are up from several types of materials: stucco, marble, mosaic and cedarwood

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    2. Bert Flint Museum

      Displayed in the municipal theatre, this collection of costumes, jewellery, arms, musical instruments, carpets and furniture was assembled by Bert Flint, a deutch art historian.

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    3. Koutoubia Mosque

      The mosque was named after the souk el koutoubiyyin, the bazaar of the book-traders, which is nearby. The hall-type mosque has 17 aisles and 112 columns covering a total floor area of 5400 sq.m (58,000 sq. ft) and is thus among the largest of its kind - 25,000 faithful can say their prayers within it. Six rooms one above the other, constitute the interior; leading around them is a ramp, by way of which the muezzin could ride up to the balcony. The tower is adorned with four copper globes

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  • Popular Itinerary

    Twin Centre Marrakech & Essaouira

    Day 1: Flight from UK to Marrakech. Arrive and meet your coach for transfer to hotel in Marrakech. Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 2: Half day guided tour of Marrakech Medina. Free time in afternoon for sightseeing and overnight in Marrakech.

    Day 3:

    At around half past eight in the morning set out towards the west, to the Atlantic coast and the ancient Phoenician town formerly called Mogador and now, since Independence , called Essaouira - 'Little Picture .'  Essaouira invites you to wander through the narrow alleyways which make up the Medina to witness artisans at work making their wooden tables, boxes and sundry items in lemon or briar wood inlaid with mother of pearl. Perhaps a dip in the waters of the ocean before returning to the bustle of Marrakech? A camel ride along the beach? You can enjoy Essouaira's famed seafood, either on the quayside or in one of the several quaint cafés that decorate this charming historical town before returning back to Marrakech by late evening.

    Day 4: Morning is free for sightseeing and shopping in Marrakech. Transfer to airport for return flight home


  • Places to stay
    • Hotel Les Trois Palmiers

      Les Trois Palmiers Hotel offers spacious and elegantly decorated rooms with a hint of Moroccan traditional style. It is Ideally located in the city centre of the new town Gueliz, just 15 minutes from the airport and the legendary medina with its magnificent gardens of the Red City.

    • Equity Point Hostel

      Located in the heart of the old town, the hostel has some of the best views of the Atlas Mountains at night. All rooms have private facilities with towels and bed linen provided. The hostel has free internet access, restaurant, common room, 24 hour reception, luggage storage and a swimming pool open April to October.

    • Dar Toubkal

      Dar Toubkal is a 10 minute walk from the Kasbah through walnut groves - Berber salons for students (communal multi-bedded rooms) - Shared facilities for students, twin en suite rooms for group leaders - Meals are taken at the Kasbah du Toubkal

    • Kasbah du Toubkal

      The Kasbah is perched on a great rock outcrop above the village - Berber salons for students (communal multi-bedded rooms or gallery areas) - Shared facilities for students, twin en suite rooms for group leaders - Function room, hammam, roof terrace

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