Love Home Swap: Staff Picks

In last weeks 'meet the team' Love Home Swap introduced you to Chris, our head of Product and today he shares with us his dream swap destination! Marrakech, Morocco: Marrakech is a major city in the northwest region of Morocco. A vibrant and visually...

In last weeks 'meet the team' Love Home Swap introduced you to Chris, our head of Product and today he shares with us his dream swap destination!

Marrakech, Morocco:

Marrakech is a major city in the northwest region of Morocco. A vibrant and visually exciting place, it is clear to see why it is so often referred to as 'the red city', the deep brick red colour that lines buildings, walls is inescapable.

The city itself is somewhat of a market place; local business men bringing their goods, services or foods and selling to locals and tourists alike, the markets are a full on assault on all five senses. For excitement and entertainment head to the cultural heart of the city, the Jamma el Fna, the open air place plays to stage to a long established ritual. Groups of shifting audience members circle around numerous acts such as comedians, acrobats, dancers and fair ground acts.

This luxurious and unique Riad is situated in Medina, Dar el Bacha, a world heritage site and widely considered to be the most spectacular are of the historical city. The walled Medina was founded in the middle ages by Sultan Youssef Ben Tachfine and now plays host to luxurious houses, trendy boutiques and pavement cafes. The town is quiet and relaxing, situated just outside the relentless din of the markets and city centre.

The spacious contemporary home was originally designed by renowned artist Kris Ruhs and is flocked by lavish park-like gardens, a rose garden and a beautiful, bamboo filled courtyard. Stretching over 3 floors, the expansive villa houses a lavish collection of extravagances including 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a billiard room, bar, library and a vast roof deck overlooking the Medina and the Koutoubia.

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