Riad Massin – A Home of Joy, Friendship and Moroccan Stories

What is common to Anna from England, Klaus and Beata from Germany and Chris from Australia? Anna is a freelancer travelling around Morocco and writing about Moroccan food. Klaus and Beata are students who decided to go somewhere further for their student vacation. Chris is a backpacker who loves hiking and exploring different cultures. They all stayed in Riad Massin in Marrakech, a magnificent 19th-century riad, hidden in a narrow street, in the Bab Doukkala district, just 15 minutes away from the famous Jamaa El Fna square and the souks.

Riad can accommodate up to 38 guests, so there are always fellow travellers who will gladly share their company, but there is still enough space to enjoy some privacy and peace. People can relax in one of the patios with the fountain sounds or on the terrace, and enjoy the unbeatable bliss of the Red City and the snow-covered Atlas Mountains. Even when the heat starts to conquer the city during spring and summer, evenings are still fresh and rooms are air-conditioned.

Lets get back to our travellers from the beginning. So, one evening, right after she finished her article about vegetable souks of Marrakech, Anna prepared a tagine out of fresh ingredients bought that day just near the riad. She invited Klaus, Beata and Chris to join her. Klaus and Beata told their new friends about magnificent day in Marrakech, where they discovered romantic Majorelle Garden, parks around Koutoubia mosque and lovely music at Jemaa El Fna square. Chris also had some stories to share. He just came back from the hiking in the Atlas Mountains and he was passionately talking about the wonderful nature, amazing Berber people who he met in the mountain villages and divine sunset (after all, Morocco is called “The Land of the Setting Sun”). This is how Riad Massin brings together travellers – it is a place where they all gather and make all their stories into one big common memory of Marrakechand Morocco.

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