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February 7, 2013
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GETTING THERE
American and Iberia offer connecting flights from all three Washington-area airports to Marrakesh.

WHERE TO STAY

Riad Itrane

113, Derb Jamaa Derb Dabachi

Marrakesh-Medina

011-212-524-380502

www.riaditrane.com

Fascinating riad with courtyards, a pool, galleries and rooftop apartments near Jemaa el-Fna. Rooms from $135, including breakfast.

Riad Laayoun

47, Derb Thakharbicht

Fes-Medina, Fes

011-212-535-637245

www.riadlocationfes.com

Tall rooms look down into an ornate courtyard with gorgeous mosaic tiles. Rooms start at $80, including breakfast.

Casa Perleta

Bab el Souk, Chefchaouen

011-212-539-988979

www.casaperleta.com

The entrance and a rooftop breakfast area of this riad are delightful examples of Chefchaouen’s blue-painted architecture. Rooms from $61, including breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

Un Dejeuner a Marrakech

2-4 Place Douar Graoua

Marrakesh

011-212-524-378387

Inexpensive medina restaurant features tented, cushion-strewn roof terrace and Moroccan French food starting at $6.50.

Cafe Clock

7 Derb el Magana, Talaa Kbira

Fes-Medina, Fes

011-212-535-637855

www.cafeclock.com

This eatery with rooftop terrace is tucked down an alley and serves a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes starting at $4.50.

WHAT TO DO

Jemaa el-Fna

Once used for public executions, this strange, irregular and wonderful space is the heart of Marrakesh. At night, the colorful and chaotic square is transformed into a massive outdoor dining room with musicians and other entertainers.

Fes el-Bali

You’ll be perpetually lost in this huge, busy, maze-like medina. Founded in the 9th century, the UNESCO World Heritage site is completely pedestrianized.

Chefchaouen medina

Highlights include Uta-el-Hammam Square lined with sidewalk cafes, the Great Mosque with an unusual octagonal tower and the Kasbah.

INFORMATION

www.visitmorocco.com

T.L.

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