Neither the medieval Medina, neither the colonial Gueliz or luxuries Daoudiate Hivernage … there is only one and has its own character that is in no need of monuments, or store brands, or anything like that. He or the tourist passing through Daoudiate must have eyes and heart open to not overlook the charm of this neighborhood that it may seem at first sight only a collection of homes built in the eighties without any cultural or architectural interest . Daoudiate instead is one of the most authentic of the city of Marrakech. Its inhabitants are of Moroccan families, of what in Europe would be considered lower middle class, and instead in Morocco is no more middle class. No luxuries in the homes of Daoudiate but not (too) needs.
Europeans are not present in this place because tourists do not usually find in it nothing to be worth approaching them, and those living in a stable in Marrakech prefer the comforts of Gueliz or the exuberance of the Medina. Their loss. The one I can not fail to enjoy the calm cafes where serenity reigns at any time of day, provided there is no televised football game, that is. The stores do not sell souvenirs, or ceramics. In Daoudiate can buy things like that you use real, useful things such as a table crafted by a carpenter, in solid and unbreakable, safe clubbing or any kind of food and delicacies: dates, spices, meat excellent quality nuts, traditional desserts, etc..
In this regard we recommend a visit to Palestine Street where there are several stores that sell and rent everything you need for these events: from the typical conical trays with lids decorated with colorful fabrics, until all the delicacies that we need to entertain a / a guest / at a wedding (or to enjoy at the hotel after a tour of the city). The prices are very convenient because we are not in a tourist area. In addition to these stores as there are other simpler hardware stores, drugstores, convenience stores plastic objects (very useful if you want to buy what is necessary to go to the hammam, etc.). If you like music, Daoudiate offered at various times of year for outdoor concerts, festivals such as traditional music, have their headquarters there. Besides the newly opened conservatory is also in Daoudiate. And last but not least, the parks. The famous Majorelle Garden is located in the neighborhood Daoudiate but also has many beautiful parks to stroll, ice cream, popcorn or just take a nap lying on the grass and surrounded by the scent of roses in the shade of a olive. Is not that enough reason to go off the tourist map? Come to Marrakech and discover their fascinating neighborhoods, full of character, warmth and authenticity. Ocre City offers a fascinating culture and traditions, monuments and countless attractions, great nightlife, a delicious cuisine and countless shopping opportunities. In addition, a high quality and very cheap, especially the typical, charming and very affordable. You can also stay in a nice, closer to the field, where the landscapes are spectacular and the people welcome you with open arms.