Visitors will be greeted in a Moroccan setting, marked by the presence of craftsmen and artists who have traveled from Morocco at the invitation of the Embassy.
Experience all the sounds, smells and tastes of this fascinating country, against the backdrop of the ancient Moorish castle.
On some of the days of the event ( Friday 6th , Wednesday 11th , Friday 13th and Saturday 14th ), the Moorish Castle will keep it's doors open at night, with a buffet prepared by Moroccans chefs, while a Gnawa music concert promises to fill the site with the sounds of north Africa.
For all wishing to discover the Moroccan gastronomy, every day will be able to access the buffet (€15 cover charge) dedicated to Moroccan cuisine and includes the obligatory tagines, pastilla and cigare, besides the presentation of the best national sweets.
The program also includes show cooking, where the chef prepares Moroccan dishes and explains the process and the ingredients selected. On day 6 ( 17.30 ) the guest chef of the Embassy, M. Hassan Agouzoul, chef of Hotel Palmeraie, Morocco . On days 13 and 14 ( Friday and Saturday 17.30 ) the cooking show will be led by chef Al Houssine Anssis, the Moroccan Embassy's official official cook, who has represented the cuisine Moroccan diplomatic missions in the four corners of the world.
The musical group Gnawa Al Baraka will be a headliner, playing every afternoon, and at night, when the castle closes later. This project is made up of professional musicians specializing in Moroccan Gnawa music and Arabic, with traditional compositions from the Maghreb to Egypt . The Gnawa music is a mixture of sounds from the sub -Saharan African, Berber and Arabic religious songs. It combines music and acrobatic dance , and the influences that formed can be attributed to sub-Saharan Africa, specifically the Sahel, with its practice focused on North Africa, especially in Morocco.
The Moroccan cultural experience would not be complete without the tea ceremony, the henna tattoos and a workshop on Arabic calligraphy, available during the entire event.
The photo exhibition " Fantasy " by Mustapha Meskine - National Geographic Society Grand Prix photography award winner in 2008 - Will be open in the Castle's newley restored cistern.
This is a rare opportunity not to be missed! Tickets can be bought at the Clock Tower and of course the very best way to get to the Moorish castle is by E-Bike!