Starting at Bab Agnaou and admire the elaborate gate built during the Almohad reign in 1185. It’s particularly stunning about an hour before the sun sets, lighting up the mudbrick gate in vibrant reds and oranges.
Pass through the gate and you’ll notice the turquoise and beige coloured mosque standing proud. The plaza in front is a bustling meeting point in the evening as women meet, children run freely, and men head to the mosque.
Look up and notice the storks flying overhead and their large nests throughout.
As the road forks, bear right and immediately on the left are the Saadian Tombs, discovered only in the 1920s and the resting place of members of the Saadian dynasty.
Follow the main street (Rue de la Kasbah) leaving the mosque behind you with the Saadian Tombs on the left. After you pass the Artisanal Complex on your right, admire the vibrant art on Koranic tablets, djellaba makers, a ferran (or communal oven), a hammam, and a saint’s tomb. This is truly an authentic neighbourhood.
As you reach the end of the road, you will notice the local hammam on the left, identifiable by a domed roof.
End your wander by taking a left and Derb Chtouka begins a few meters to the right. Here, you’ll be able to look up to see a sign for Cafe Clock (and beyond that our terrace). The entrance is through an ancient arch on your left. Here we’ll be happy to serve a cold milkshake (our date milkshake is very popular), a filling camel burger, or afternoon tea either on our patio or up on the rooftop terrace.
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Insiders\’ Guide to Marrakesh The Wall Street Journal
The works of local artists (and brothers) Abdeslam and Abdelkarim Messouli are currently on display at Cafe Clock until the end of August. We are fond of the Abdeslam’s various works created using recycled wood collected on his travels throughout Morocco before turning them in to sculptures. Meanwhile, Abdelkarim takes an abstract art approach to create lovely paintings displayed on the rooftop terrace.
Master storyteller Haj Ahmed Ezzarghani and apprentice Sara Mouhi told traditional Stories from the Square in both Darija and English during TEDx Marrakech on Saturday 28 February at El Fenn.
Master storyteller Ahmed Ezzarghani began collecting Morocco’s traditional fables during his youth as a traveling salesman. Selling coffee at souks, he joined the crowds gathering around storytellers until one day he had studied the craft long enough to tell the stories himself. 50 years later he is committed to passing Morocco’s oral tradition to the next generation. Today, Haj Ahmed trains a group of youth apprentices, like Sara Mouni, so that they may keep their rich Moroccan heritage alive.
See the storytellers live at Cafe Clock every Monday and Thursday evening. Contact us for more information at +212 524 37 83 67 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.