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Cafe Clock Storytelling

224 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-78367
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Ranked #32 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Scenic Drives
Owner description: Traditional storytelling dates back thousands of years an is an important part of the Moroccan collective memory. However this rich tradition is... more » Owner description: Traditional storytelling dates back thousands of years an is an important part of the Moroccan collective memory. However this rich tradition is fading asfewer raconteurs detail rich narratives for crowds in Jema el-Fna’a square. Cafe Clock reinvigorates this tradition by bringing retired storytellers to perform alongside freshly trained apprentices of the craft. Stories in English and Arabic. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The food there was definitely above average of your usual toursity quality, although it is not cheap, and can have some improvement. Staff are wonderful and friendly. The story telling was interesting, although if you speak standard Arabic, or English, you would still understand nothing from the haj, and it can go longer than what one who doesn't understand what... More

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mtoplo, Cultural Programming at Cafe Clock Storytelling, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Thank you for your feedback and for coming to Cafe Clock. We agree on the importance of our storytelling apprentices to continue to develop their skills and build upon what they are learning. Our program began only four months ago and we take your feedback seriously because we want to tell stories in a way that is interesting... More

derbyshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you want to have an authentic Moroccan experience in Marrakesh, absorbing the local culture with great food at a reasonable price...do not go here! The idea is probably a good one, but it's trying to hard, and isn't representative of the city itself. You could quite easily be in any other city, paying above average prices for drinks. The... More

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mtoplo, Cultural Programming at Cafe Clock Storytelling, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Cafe Clock. As we are new to Marrakech, it's very important to us to build upon our program by considering the feedback from our clients. As you likely realized during your time in Marrakech, there is a wide range of diversity within the city and our cultural program attempts to incorporate storytellers, musicians, artists,... More

England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Difficult to add to the excellent reviews already received, suffice to say this awesome little place (which only opened a matter of weeks ago) has a very bright future! A refreshing change from the tedious carbon copy menus which get quickly tiresome at "traditional" Marrakech restaurants. Bright, clean and fresh - you won't be disappointed.

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I walked into this café with no idea what to expect! All I knew was that I was going to experience a kind of storytelling that was historically native to the moroccan people. Well, let me tell you, it was impressive, funny and extremely interesting and enjoyable! What a unique way to learn about the history of a people and... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Too often as foreign tourists visiting a country we find ourselves in establishments designed specifically for us but lacking authenticity. Often these places play to our fantasy about a culture from movies or images of a country long since changed and we miss experiencing the rich culture that currently exists. In a fun and inviting atmosphere, Cafe Clock offers a... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Glamorous, Charming and Warm is the way I feel right to judge cafe clock. I personally enjoy the experience everytime I visit . It has a unique character , great service and I am not talking about the food , because you should come and try it yourself !!( the best almond milk shakes and camel burger !!....) As a... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As a tourist, it's easy to wander through Marrakech and only see the surface of its history and culture. Cafe Clock does a great job providing tourists with activities and events that allow visitors to delve a little deeper and interact with the real city-- and their storytelling preservation project is no different! The hikayat (traditional stories) of Morocco are... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As traditional storytellers have disappeared from Jamaa el Fna it is important to make an effort to preserve this art. Café Clock runs a very ambitious project in which young Moroccans learn from traditional storytellers and translate their tales to English to present them to an international audience once a week. I am so glad that they make this art... More

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