Located in the very heart of the souks, this property is a hidden gem of the Saadian era, only found by the discerning and curious visitors, where history is recorded in the delicate tracery of the stucco and skillfully carved wood. In 2000, Marrakech Riads, a leading company in the restoration of the riads in Marrakech, brought Dar Cherifa back to life, and simultaneously unveiled a hidden treasure of the medina, the refined decor of this house is undoubtedly recalling the one of the Medersa Ben Youssef, one of the finest monuments of Marrakech. Renovated with the greatest care and attention to detail, with the participation of renowned craftsmen so as to maintain its authenticity and splendor.
Dar Cherifa welcomes all visitors eager to meet new and interesting people. It is a real cultural venue, hosting regular international and national exhibitions, workshops, concerts and events. This inimitable space draws one into a meditative state of mind and heart. Everyone fortunate enough to visit this dwelling says that they breathe an atmosphere of peace and serenity the minute they cross the threshold.
The reference of Moroccan culture immediately implies Moroccan cuisine, and what a more beguiling setting than this pure and refined interior for sampling a cuisine abounding in cultural exchange; a subtle blend of sweet and sour, the inheritance of Berber, Jewish and Arab-Andalusian influences.
Since its renaissance in 2000 under the direction of Marrakech Riads, Dar Cherifa has established itself as a key venue for art, culture, seminars, communication and international exchange. Between exhibitions or concerts, the simple but refined décor of Dar Cherifa provides the perfect setting for a delicious snack or meal. The peaceful and serene atmosphere of this luminous and charming property creates the illusion of being far from the hustle and bustle of the souks, when in fact they are very nearby. Every visitor to this oasis of calm is heard to comment upon it’s unique atmosphere of peace and serenity.