Shukran Marrakech: The last chapter of our adventure

Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Our last few days spent in Marrakech we so chilled, we spent a lot of time at our charming riad, enjoyed the sunshine on the roof patio and finished our holiday reads, fed cats and little kittens, went out when we felt like it and just strolled around aimlessly. We popped into a few museums and palaces.. ate well – yes, and we returned to our favourite spot, Nomad.

You can read more about our stay at Riad Les Yeux Bleus here.

Marrakech Museum | Karoliina Kazi

Musée de Marrakech

The Museum of Marrakech is a museum in the old centre of Marrakech, Morocco. The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. The museum houses both modern and traditional Moroccan art and a collection of historical books, coins and pottery. However, since the descriptions are all in Arabic or French, our focus turned to the building itself: the enormous chandelier consisting of metal plates decorated with fine geometric and epigraphic cuttings, exquisite zellij tile work, a traditional fountain in the central courtyard and beautifully painted doors and ceilings. It is the ideal place to sit for a moment and imagine the old world of Morocco.

Musée de Marrakech

Place Ben Youssef – Marrakech-Médina  |  +212 24 44 18 93  |  website


One of the joys of being in Marrakesh, or a Muslim city anywhere, is hearing the call to prayer. There is undeniably something moving about this touching, age-old invocation to worship may, even if it wakes you up after 5 am. You can hear a little sample on the video clip above.

Bahia Palace | Karoliina Kazi


The Bahia Palace is located in the medina of Marrakech along the northern edge of the district Mellah, or Jewish quarter. The building of the palace begun by Grand Vizier Si Moussa in the 1860s and embellished from 1894 to 1900 by slave-turned-vizier Abu ‘Bou’ Ahmed. He brought Morocco’s best artisans from Fez to build it for him.

The palace is quite substantial and covers nearly eight hectares, it consists of a series of walled gardens, pavilions, and buildings of the court at different scales.

We spent a long time admiring all the pathways of colourful zellij tiles, zouak painted ceilings, and marble-paved courtyards. Their lush open-air gardens are filled with small fountains, cypress, orange, jasmine and banana trees. The scent of the orange blossoms was stunning and it was my first time ever seeing a banana tree flower – so enormous!

Bahia Palace | Karoliina Kazi

I will never forget the scent of Orange Blossoms at the gardens of Bahia Palace.

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5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid – Marrakech 40000  |  website

Riad El Fenn | Karoliina Kazi


We had a delicious, long and relaxing lunch at the El Fenn rooftop restaurant and spent a wonderful afternoon at Riad El Fenn.

Riad El Fenn | Karoliina Kazi

Fresh roses on all the tables.

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Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, Bab El Ksour, Medina  |   +212 524 44 1210  |  website

Winoo, Marrakech | Karoliina Kazi

I must mention our favourite juice bar in the city: Winoo! Amazing freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.

Marrakech | Karoliina Kazi

Spices in the Mellah District

Marrakech is all about letting go, getting lost and opening up to whatever experience or encounter may come your way. It truly is an exceptional place where you want to return again and again…

If you still have energy, then check out PART 1 and PART 2 of our adventures in Marrakech
And our first time in Marrakech in 2013

Shukran (thank you) to all of the people that made us feel so welcome!


  1. 7th September 2016 / 9:47 am

    Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. You just took me back in time to my childhood day with the early morning prayer call. Always woke up to the noise when at my grandma’s during summer vacation

  2. 7th September 2016 / 10:05 am

    While reading the post I felt like I was in some other world. What an amazing place. The pictures speak so much about it. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit

    • 7th September 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Marrakech on mun lemppari lomakohde, palaan sinne aina mielelläni ja aina siellä odottaa jotain uutta ja jännää.

  3. aureliebumpblush1
    7th September 2016 / 6:58 pm

    you have no idea how much I want to go there, thank you so much for your pics!!!

    • 7th September 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Its one of a kind – happy to share 🙂 hope you get to go sometime soon 🙂

  4. 7th September 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Your photos are amazing. This is now definitely on my list to visit! Ree Love30

  5. 7th September 2016 / 11:07 pm

    You’ve given me the travel bug! I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco and after seeing your pics I want to go NOW!

    • 8th September 2016 / 8:58 am

      I’ve heard of that bug 🙂 Hopefully you will love Morocco as much as we do when you go x

    • 8th September 2016 / 8:57 am

      Holiday seasons tend to be.. Hopefully soon! I have quite a few posts from Marrakech so check them out if you need any more inspiration 🙂 Look forward to reading your post from Morocco x

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