Moroccan riad

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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.[1][2] The name riad comes from the Arabic word ‘ryad’, meaning a garden.[3]

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  1. Wilbaux, Quentin; Lebrun, Michel; McElhearn, Kirk (2008). Marrakesh: The Secret of Courtyard Houses. ACR. p. 380. ISBN 978-2-86770-130-6.
  2. Messier, Ronald A. (2010) The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p.126
  3. "What's It Like to Stay in a Moroccan Riad?". http://jackandjilltravel.com/. Retrieved 15 April 2016. External link in |publisher= (help)

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