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One of the most striking features of Moroccan architecture is the Zellij, the creation of an intricate mosaic design using hand-cut, glazed tiles. Skilled artisans assemble the jigsaw-like tiles to form geometrical patterns of great complexity. Each piece in the mosaic has a different name, describing...

At this time of year, the scent of Fez is the scent of Orange Blossom. Spring is by far the best time to visit Morocco, and that’s March, April and May. The snow has gone except for the highest peaks, the valleys are full of...

Sunset over Palais Amani's rooftop and Fez's medina Spectacular feast for the eyes The sun goes down over the Merinides and the sky blushes streaks of pink and apricot. A couple of storks flap awkwardly across the skyline going home to roost on the medina’s fortified walls....

This time last week, as the medical state of emergency was declared in Morocco, Palais Amani shut its doors. Or as shut as we can ever be, for our wonderful oasis just inside the medina in Fez can never be completely empty. The great cedar doors that under normal...