Moroccan riad facts for kids
A Moroccan riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an inside garden or courtyard. A riad normally has two or more storeys around an Andalusian-style courtyard that contained a fountain. They usually do not have outside-facing windows. Riads were the city homes of the wealthiest citizens such as merchants and courtiers. The name riad comes from the Arabic word ‘ryad’, meaning a garden.
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A riad garden in the Bahia Palace of Marrakesh, built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Dar Roumana, one of many historic mansions in Fes. Although it follows the model of a Moroccan courtyard house, it does not have a garden like a true riad.
A large riad garden in Marrakesh currently known as Le Jardin Secret (The Secret Garden)
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