Atlas Riad Medina & Spa
Riad Zayane Atlas is located in the centre of Marrakech Medina, near the Jamaâ El Fna Square. The Riad offers comfortable and oriental rooms. Each has an own bathroom, a TV, air conditioning during summer and central heating during the winter season.
Enjoy your delicious breakfast on the Riad's terrasse while admiring the view to the city. On the terrasse you will also find the Berber tent, where you can take a nap after the ample breakfast.
You can also relax in the traditionally styled Moroccan patio and lounge, equipped with a TV or in the pool.
There is much to see and do in Marrakech. An entire day can be dedicated to wandering around the souks, seeking out the best bargains. The city offers several historical and architectural sites as well as some interesting museums.
Palais de la Bahia
is just only 200 meters from the riad. The palace was built in the 19th century by Si Moussa, grand vizier of the sultan and intended to be the greatest palace of its time. Its name means "brilliance", representing the style of the building, which is surrounded by a huge garden. Djemaa El-Fna
is only 15 minutes away from the Riad. The square is very lively at night: musicians, dancers, and story tellers pack this square, filling it with a cacophony of drum beats and excited shouts. By day it is largely filled with snake charmers and people with monkeys, as well as some of the more common stalls.
Right besides the square stands the Koutoubia Mosque
, which recieved its name after the booksellers market that used to be here. It is said that the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque is to Marrakech as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. As with most mosques in Morocco, non-Muslims are not allowed inside.
You can the reach the Saadian Tombs
in 20 minutes on foot from the Riad. The tombs were not discovered until the beginning of the 20th century. They have been preserved just like they were during the glory days of the Saadian rulers. Inside you will find an overload of Zelij (Morrocan tiles) and some beautiful decoration.