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“majorelle oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ecomusee Berbere

Ecomusee Berbere
Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-85721
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Ranked #3 of 89 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Museums
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“majorelle oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

beautiful tranquil lush and highly maintained oasis in the centre of Marrakech offering relaxation in a hectic city. Go early before the crowds get there.

Visited March 2014
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Great Falls, Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Precious museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Very creatively and informatively conceived. Unique and interesting museum. Must see. Excellent short film in the first room.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great experience- an authentic insight into the community life.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Even better then expected. Booked it through the Museum of Photography (it wasn't easy to choose between the different tour options offered by the city) it provided an authentic insight into the life of the community. Did about 3 hours walk through the valley, ate at Khalid's family home (our guide) home, visit the beautifully curated Berbere Museum and a local ceramic factory. Khalid has a natural talent with people, we became friends.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A useful primer on Berber life as was”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Visiting en route to the Ourika Valley, we were bowled over by this excellent little museum in the village of Tafza--once a chieftain's home on the flanks of the Atlas. The owner's nephew was an engaging guide to daily life in this clan, instructing us in the iconography and colours used in the woven rugs, the working of a Berber door lock and a drill, and the various other tools and artworks they so ingeniously created. We left with a real sense of the culture, not least because of his lively and informed approach. The only sadness is the poverty you see in the village. I have no idea how involved the people are in the Ecomuseum, but I can only hope that the interest and revenue it produces somehow feeds back into their lives.

Visited January 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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“Colorful kaleidoscope and so much more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a market which was bursting at the seams when we visited it one afternoon. I was taken aback by how colorful it was the shops with the various goods in it, the people with their beautiful, quirky clothes (a different style sense). The goods were reasonably priced and you can bargain as well. There was this very interesting pet shop and I was kind of tempted to buy a parrot but good thing I didn’t because God knows how I would have carried the parrot back home. Even the haggling part was fun as well.

Visited January 2013
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