A riad is a traditional Moroccan
house or palace with an interior garden
or courtyard. The word riad
comes from the Arabian term for garden, "ryad".
Recently there has been a surge in interest in
this form of house after a new vogue of renovation in Essaouira
where many of these often-crumbling buildings have been restored
to their former glory.
Many riads are now used as hotels or
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