11 Best Morocco tourist places that you must visit

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Morocco has a timeless charm that few other countries can match. Despite being only a few hours from Europe, it is nonetheless deeply anchored in its medieval history, and in this list we’ll be suggesting you the must Morocco tourist places to visit.
The cities’ recognizable spirit comes from their bustling night marketplaces and colorful souks. Sleepy mountain settlements hum to the ebb and flow of daily life, tucked within scorched vistas of rocky gorges. Crumbling kasbahs indicate an ancient mighty Morocco, strategically positioned along once-prosperous caravan routes, among rivers flanked by swaths of luscious green.
Despite the numerous famous tourist-driven activities in Morocco, the region still has a few surprises in store. Hiking through distant settlements in the Atlas Mountains; discovering rose-filled valleys; and taking day journeys to undiscovered desert oasis.

1– FEZ

The Fez Medina is indeed a labyrinth of alleys overflowing with sensory stimulation. An unusual maze where old traditions enchant modern visitors. The call to prayer hovers above the bustle of artisan pounding pots, tanners pounding leather, and donkeys galloping down cobblestone pathways. Against the dust and dirt of a busy town, elaborately decorated mosques and medersas sparkle.
The medina is a one-of-a-kind experience. Explore the city of Fez with its most ambient souks, captivating ancient monuments, and hidden jewels of Fez.
Fez is an exceptional Morocco vacation experience in a fascinating environment.

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2 – ESSAOUIRA:

Essaouira’s old city breathes charm and buzzes with vitality. Local markets promote a traditional way of life, and the Game of Thrones famous harbor sings to the bustle of fisherman pulling in the day’s catch.
Underneath the bustle, though, a relaxed feeling surrounds the little town. Cafes line shaded walkways and art galleries are hidden along little side alleyways.
After the bustle of Fez, meandering through the alleys of Essaouira, pausing for sundowner cocktails by the harbor, and finding fresh traditional food cemented this coastal resort’s place on our list of best Morocco tourist places to visit.

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3 – MARRAKECH MEDINA

In Marrakech, life is lived on the streets. Narrow passageways are crowded with stallholders offering handcrafted lanterns, bright embroidered cloth, and garish tourist goods.
Simply meandering through the major souks in the center of the medina is an experience to remember. The creative jewelry at Souk des Bijoutiers, craftspeople pounding out metal pots in Souk Haddadine, wool dying in Souk des Teinturiers, and leather in Souk Cherratine are our favorites. 
The Marrakech medina is a wonderful mix of design and creative impact in a town that architecture extended over the world in the shape of Moorish inspirations. With our Marrakech itinerary, you’ll be able to see it all.

 

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4 – AÏT BEN HADDOU:

At Benhaddou is indeed a walled village on the Ounila River’s borders. It’s one of the greatest sites in Morocco for a truly stunning sunset, and it’s built from traditional mud bricks.
It’s not a true view at rural Moroccan life because it’s been largely constructed as a set for renowned films like Gladiator, Jewel in the Nile, and Jesus of Nazareth. Exploring in the late afternoon, on the other hand, is an experience not to be missed.
It’s not unusual to have the venue fully to yourself as the visitors decrease and the stallholders depart. Ait Ben Haddou shimmers in warm golden glow at this moment of day. Beautiful deserted mountain view spreads for kilometers from the top of one of the nearby hills.

 

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5 – OUNILA VALLEY:

On a road journey through the Ounila Valley, you may still find traces of Moroccan greatness. The ruined buildings of Telouet Kasbah and Tamdaght Kasbah demonstrate how rich the caravan route was to this portion of the country.
The Ounila river, which flows from the high Atlas Mountains to the desolate plains just north of the Sahara Desert, has changed the terrain. The valley bottom is lined with a rich array of green crops that contrast with the rusty red sandstone of the canyon-like cliffs.
It’s a really gorgeous area in South Morocco. On the way from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, stop and explore some of the picturesque villages such as Tajeguite, Assaka, and Tafaste.

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6 – OUARZAZATE:

Atlas Studios, located just outside of Ouarzazate, has been producing Hollywood films since 1983, making the little desert town the epicenter of the region’s film industry. Over 200 films have been shot here, ranging from biblical themes to ancient Egyptian mythology. The centerpiece, though, is the entire set of Kingdom of Heaven coming out of the bleak terrain.
In addition to a tour of Atlas Studios, the city’s Cinema Museum includes an odd collection of antique film sets. Discover the Gladiator’s cell, a highly convincing Egyptian mansion, and remains from the Star Wars films, which makes this Kasbah for sure amongst the best Morocco tourist places to visit.
Ouarzazate, being key to caravan routes, also boasts outstanding kasbahs. Wander around the 300-room Kasbah Taourirt and become lost in the labyrinth of passages.

 

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7 – TIZI N’TICHKA PASS:

The trip over the Tizi n’Tichka pass there in Atlas Mountains is among the most gorgeous in the country and one of the favorite South Morocco tourist places. A sequence of hairpin curves cuts its way up the valley to the 2,260-metre top, with beautiful scenery of the jagged, rocky mountains below.
Take road P1506 through the valley to make your way from Tizi n’Tichka. The road from Marrakech to Timbuktu was once the principal caravan road, and it is spectacular. Visit the Telouet Kasbah, one of the most impressive in the vicinity.
Despite being a famous tourist route, Tizi n’Tichka still one of top Morocco tourist places to visit.  

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8 – DADÈS VALLEY:

Marrakech became a new home for many Jews when they were expelled from Spain in the 15th centur. Melah, the Jewish quarter, that you for sure might hear of if you travel to the historical cities in Morocco, the one in Marrakech had a population of about 35,000 people and about 40 synagogues. The Jewish Cemetery, located just outside the Melah district, was established in 1537. The cemetery still remains today. Visit the Jewish district and the Jewish Cemetery to get a sense of the city’s historic depth, and that Marrakesh trips must for sure include.

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9 – TODRA GORGE:

The Todra Gorge is a sight to behold, standing about 200 meters tall and barely 10 meters in width at its narrowest part. One of the most amazing Morocco tourist places and thing to do is to climb the gigantic rock wall that mysteriously changes color as the sun sets. Although the tourist sellers at the bottom of the canyon have tainted the experience, there are still plenty of reasons to visit Todra.
The nicest part is the fantastic half-day hike around the gorge. The path leads you along the canyon walls’ backside and past nomad settlements. It takes around 4 hours, and the scenery is ever-changing and spectacular. 

 

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10 – ERG CHEBBI DUNES:

Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi dunes come tantalizingly near to meeting most people’s assumptions of what a desert atmosphere should look like. Massive, symmetric sand curves that capture the light and shimmer with reddish-golden amazement. The dunes are only 7 kilometers long, so the camel trek out to stay the night in a tented camp is more theatrical than a true travel experience, but it works in all the correct way.
The centerpiece is Berber music under the stars, as the subterranean grill sizzles with Moroccan dishes. Despite our reservations, it remains a fantastic Morocco memory. If possible, visit during the off-season to prevent the Bedouin caravan turning into a desert carnival.

11 – OUZOUD FALLS:

Ouzoud Falls are located in the magnificent El-Abid River canyon and are charmingly ensconced in a tropical paradise that provides a calm peaceful escape from the hot Moroccan sun.
As mist from the falls clings to lush vegetative cover and cools the air, a walkway zigzags down the canyon wall. It’s a lovely region and for sure one of Morocco tourist places that must be visited. A gang of thieving macaque monkeys wanders the woods around the falls, hunting for items to steal from unwary tourists.
The beautiful forest opens out to an appealing pool at the bottom, with three cascades of falls cascading into the water. Despite the restricted swimming signs that are placed throughout the lake, both visitors and locals take advantage of the chance to cool down.
And with these beautiful waterfalls we end our list of the 11 best Morocco tourist places to visit, of course there many other places that we didn’t mention but you can find a lot of interesting list and places in our blog.

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Morocco best time to visit based on what you want to do

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Morocco is a diversified country with something for all types of tourists; there really is no bad or Morocco best time to visit, but the ideal time to visit is during country’s cooler months, which are April and May or September to November. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold throughout these seasons, and there are fewer tourists to cope with than during summer months or winter vacation seasons. Those seeking to hike the Atlas Mountains or surf the waves on the Atlantic coast, on the other hand, may discover that other seasons of the year are better suited to their demands, and in this article we’ll help you figure out depending on the activity you want the do in Morocco best time to visit and enjoy it.

The Moroccan Weather

For many people, the weather in Morocco is the single most important consideration in deciding the Morocco best time to visit. Morocco has the same fundamental seasonal pattern like any other countries in the Northern Hemisphere, with winter ranging from December to February and summer extending between June to August.
During the busy summer season, temperatures can reach unbearably high levels, particularly in Marrakesh, Fez, and southwest Morocco (keep in mind that the further you go south, the closer you get to the Sahara Desert). Beach destinations such as Tangier, Rabat, and Essaouira are much more enjoyable at this time of year due to the cool ocean wind. Despite the heat, many visitors opt to visit Morocco during this time of year since it coincides with Europe’s summer holiday, and most of Europeans consider it Morocco best time to visit for them.
Winters are typically warm, while temperatures at night may drop considerably, with Marrakesh recording low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. A little coating of snow is not uncommon in northern Morocco, and the Atlas Mountains, of course, are susceptible to considerable snowfall in wintertime. Skiing is also available at Oukaimeden, which is located 80 kilometers south of Marrakesh. Winter season in the north and near the coast may be fairly rainy, whilst winters in the south are dryer but colder, particularly at night.

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When Is Morocco Best Time to Visit the Atlas Mountains?

 

Even though the Atlas Mountains might well be hiked all year, the ideal seasons are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October). And although Atlas Mountains’ summertime are normally pleasant and sunny, temperature in the mountain valleys sometimes surpass 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and afternoon thunderstorms are not unusual. In the winter, overnight temperatures can drop to 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below, and snowshoes and ice axes are necessary above 9,800 feet. Weather in the Atlas Mountains may be unexpected at any time of year, and circumstances vary greatly depending on the height to which you aim to hike.

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When Is the Morocco Best Time to Visit the Shoreline?

The greatest time to visit Morocco’s beaches is during the summertime, when daytime temperatures of approximately 80 degrees Fahrenheit provide enough opportunity for getting rays as well as a break from the country’s interior’s harsh hot weather. Throughout this time of the year, sea surface temperatures are often at their highest, with the average ocean temperature in July reaching 70 degrees F. However, summer is indeed peak tourist season, so prepare ahead of time, especially if you intend to visit popular destinations such as Essaouira or Agadir.
Consider a trip in the fall or spring if you want fewer tourists and lesser rates. Those drawn to the Atlantic coast because of its repute as one of Africa’s finest surf locations should disregard the advise above and visit top areas such as Taghazout and Agadir during the winter season. The sea is consistently good at this period of the year, and the surf breakers are at their peak. With a typical sea temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit in December in Taghazout, a lightweight wetsuit is generally quite enough keep out all the cold even in the dead of winter.

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When Is the Best Time to Go to the Sahara Desert?

If you want to visit the Sahara Desert, the Sahara of Morocco best time to visit it would be in the autumn or early spring season. You’ll skip the bone-dry plains and searing weather of summertime (which average approximately 115 degrees Fahrenheit) as well as the chilly overnight temperatures of wintertime. Temperatures tend to go down after dark at any period of year, so carry a heavy jacket no matter when you intend to visit. Although spring is normally an excellent season to explore the desert, keep in mind that April, especially, can bring sandstorms from the Sirocco winds.

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Morocco’s Festivals and Events

Morocco is home to a variety of spectacular yearly festivals, many of which are definitely worth organizing your vacation around. Some, such as the Kelaa M’Gouna Roses Festival and the Erfoud Dates Festival, are harvest-related and actually occur in the same month annually. Others, such as the Essaouira Gnaoua as well as World Music Festival and also the Marrakesh Famous Arts Festival, are summer spectacles that rely on excellent weather to host concerts and festivities outside. Islamic holidays such as Ramadan and Eid al-Adha take place at specified periods of the year and provide a unique glimpse into Moroccan culture and for sure affect the Morocco best time to visit .

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Spring

Morocco’s springtime weather is pleasant and dry. Snow has melted from all but the mountain’s tallest summits, and while ocean temperatures have dropped, it’s nothing that a wetsuit can’t solve. Crowds are also fewer in the spring.

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Summer

Moroccan summertime may be rather hot, especially if you travel deeper inland. Summer is a popular time for families due to school vacations, so hotels and resorts (particularly those with pools) will fill up quickly.

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Autumn or Fall

Fall is an excellent season to explore Morocco’s towns and coast and absolutely one of the Morocco best time to visit. With colder, drier temps, it’s also an excellent season for people looking for wonderful trekking weather.

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Winter

Winter in Moroccan regions may be fairly enjoyable, since temperatures are typically not too chilly and crowds are kept to a minimum. Snow will fall at higher altitudes, while temperatures in the desert will decrease at night.

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The 10 top things to do in Marrakech

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In this list we’ll be showing you the 10 top things to do in Marrakech city, the most famous touristic Moroccan city. The ideas are inspired by our customers thrilling vacation to the ancient city. Marrakech is a popular tourist destination in North Africa. Beautiful castles, mosques, gardens, chaotic souks, and wonderful food can be found in this old imperial city.
Here are our 10 top things to do in Marrakech city:

10- Visiting the Souks of the old Medina:

Starting our top things to do in Marrakech with the unique Souks. The souks, which are located in the Medina, the historic area or section of Marrakech, provide a unique genuine experience. A souk is a street market in which you can purchase anything from leather bags to spices to gold and silver jewelry, as well as more modern merchandise and meals. Each street was historically called for the item sold there, but you can also still notice that certain streets specialize in selling spices, while others specialize in selling leather goods, and so on. Wandering in Medina’s bustling souks is an amazing experience that gives you a taste of life in Morocco hundreds of years ago.

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9- Exploring the beautiful El Badi Palace:

Another things of the top things to do in Marrakech is to visit El Badi Palace. El Badi Palace is a destroyed palace in the city of Marrakech built by the Saadian dynasty’s former ruler Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 16th century. The original palace had approximately 350 apartments, a big swimming pool, and various gardens, but it has lost much of its charm. El Badi Palace is currently a museum with numerous separate sections showing various works of art, including a fully restored 12th-century minbar. The rooftop terrace provides spectacular views of Marrakech as well as a bird’s eye perspective of the palace.

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8- Visiting the famous gardens of Marrakech city:

Marrakech is well-known for its world-class gardens. Marrakech also is known as the Gardens City since gardens are such an essential aspect of it. Gardens represent paradise and provide a brief relief from the desert-like climate and crowded city streets. Even riads, traditional Moroccan dwellings, and castles with indoor courtyards that have gardens. While there are many magnificent gardens to visit in Marrakech, the following are among the most attractive and available to the public: The Jardin Majorelle was established in 1923 by a French orientalist named Jacques Majorelle, but it took another 40 years to finish.  The colourful villa in the garden has become a popular Instagram location. The neighboring Yves Saint Laurent museum, dedicated to the iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s work, is a must-see. Menara Gardens are botanical gardens in Marrakech’s western edges. The Menara gardens are a favorite relaxing location for residents, whereas Jardin Majorelle is generally visited by visitors. Le Jardin Secret is a hidden gem in Medina with a typical Islamic garden that provides a nice break from Marrakech’s bustling streets.

 

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7- El Koutoubia Mosque: a must seen in Marrakech:

The Koutoubia Mosque, situated in Medina, is Marrakech’s biggest mosque. Its 253-foot-tall (77-meter) tower is easy to recognize and can even assist you in orienting yourself around Marrakech. Constructed in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Mosque served as a model for several notable structures, along with the Hassan Tower Mosque in Rabat. A lovely huge garden plaza may be seen outside the mosque.

 

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6- Visit Jemaa El-Fna Square:

Our list can’t be completed without adding Jemaa El-Fna square to the list, for sure visiting it is one of the top things to do in Marrakech. the principal plaza of Medina, Jemaa El-fna, is located just near to the Koutoubia Mosque. A fascinating mix of residents and visitors can be found here, with street sellers offering anything from fresh orange juice to trinkets. There are also a variety of performers such as snake charmers, fortune tellers, and others. If you want to stop and observe or take a picture with them, they will ask for money, sometimes rather forcefully. To get the whole experience, head to one of the rooftop terraces and have a classic Moroccan mint tea while taking in the scenery.

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5- Exploring the unique Tanneries of the city:

Morocco’s historic leather tanning sector is well-known. Actually, leather purses, shoes, and other things are frequently sold in souks. The majority of tanneries are all in the northern section of Medina, away from the main tourist sites. You may witness the process of cleaning animal skins to make leather. However, be cautious because there are several tannery-related scams.

 

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4- Paying a visit to the Bahia Palace:

The Bahia Palace was constructed in the mid – nineteenth century for Si Moussa, the Sultan’s great vizier. Unlike the previously described El Badi Place, Bahia Palace has been properly conserved. A fantastic opportunity to journey through time and experience living in over 150 rooms and a stunning 2-acre garden built in the Islamic and Moroccan styles. The harem with its outer court, which opens to the living quarters for concubines staying in Bahia Palace, is one of the more intriguing sights in Marrakech and a favorite Instagram destination. It’s for sure another one of the top things to do in Marrakech.

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3- Touring around the Miara Jewish Cemetery:

Marrakech had become a new home for several Jews when they were expelled from Spain in the 15th century. Melah, the Jewish neighborhood, had a population of around 35,000 people and about 40 synagogues. The Jewish Cemetery, located immediately outside the Melah neighborhood, was constructed around 1537. The cemetery still exists today. Discover the historic depth of this culturally rich city by visiting the Jewish neighborhood and the Jewish Cemetery. Visiting this place is absolutely one of the top things to do in Marrakech.

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2- Bab Agnaou, a monument that must be visited:

Marrakech has 19 gates that provided access to the city’s many neighborhoods. Bab Agnaou was created in the 12th century to serve as an entryway to Medina’s royal quarter and to dazzle guests. Bab Agnaou is still regarded as one of Marrakech’s most popular tourist attractions nowadays. The birds nesting at the top of the antique gates are an additional charming feature.

 

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1- Exploring the Saadian Tombs:

The Kabash, Marrakech’s royal area, can be reached by entering through the Bab Agnaou gate. The Kasbah Mosque, another notable ancient Mosque in the city, is located here. The spectacular Saadian Tombs, concealed for centuries below the Kasbah Mosque and recently excavated, are home to nearly 60 members of the powerful Saadi dynasty. Morocco was controlled by the Saadi dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries. The graves were found in 1917 and are now open to the public, together with a stunning Moroccan garden. Exploring and wandering these tombs is absolutely one of the top things to do in Marrakech.

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Of course, Marrakech has a plenty of other fascinating things and attractions that you have to visit for sure, so this short list of the 10 top things to do in Marrakech or the places that must be visited is just a small drip in the ocean of all the attractions that Marrakech city offers to its visitors.

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What are the best 5 places to go in Morocco?

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Here is a list of the most beautiful touristic places to go in Morocco in Morocco, where Morocco is considered one of the most important beautiful tourist places in the world, as it is characterized by a wonderful geographical location in North Africa and has a long history. It is located along the Strait of Gibraltar and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and Morocco has a rich and unique heritage that includes historical places and wonderful tourist areas, and there are many stunning natural landscapes and panoramic view that the eye enjoys.It is a destination for foreign tourists from everywhere as it takes you to another world characterized by calm especially in the sahara desert, we explain in this topic the most beautiful areas and touristic places to go in Morocco.

Jemaa El Fna square in Marrakech:

Starting our best places to go in Morocco with the famous Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakesh, which is considered one of the most beautiful tourist areas and places in Morocco, where millions of foreign tourists visit annually. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Morocco and in the world. The city of Marrakesh is the third largest city in Morocco in terms of population density. It is also referred to as the red city; This is because its buildings are built of red bricks, it is divided into the old city and the modern city, which includes the largest market in the country of Morocco. It is so lively and bustling it’s impossible to get bored while there. You should not miss wandering the alleys of the old city and watching the musicians and magicians, and there are also the people doing fun acrobatics, Jemaa El Fna Square is just a place where you wouldn’t get bored.

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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca:

The Hassan II Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world. This mosque is located in the city of Casablanca, which is the largest city in Morocco. It is one of the wonderful tourist places to go in Morocco that you must for sure visit at least once in your life. The mosque overlooks the sea and it was built in 1987. The mosque can accommodate more than eighty thousand people. The mosque is characterized by very beautiful designs, with a high-rise minaret and includes a library and museum. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, and absolutely a masterpiece that is worth visiting.

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Al Quarawiyin University in Fes:

The Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque or Mosque is located in the city of Fez in Morocco, so named after Kairouan (the Tunisian city). This mosque was built in the year 859 AD by the Idrisi monarch Yahya I, and Fatima al-Fihri volunteered to build it, as she gave all her inheritance for its construction. The most important characteristic of the Qarawiyyin Mosque is its square minaret, which is still in existence today. This minaret occupies a great position because it is the oldest minaret in Morocco. Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque has seventeen doors and has two wings. There is a cupboard for the Qur’an and books, and a spacious mihrab. The mosque was designed in the Andalusian architecture style, and the mosque turned into a university where many scholars took it as a place for lessons, this university is today known as the oldest university in the world and one of the best places to go in Morocco.

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Erg Chebbi dunes:

It is located in the eastern desert region of Morocco and is characterized by its special sand dunes. If you are a fan of safari trips or camel riding, then visiting that place and sitting in the middle of the sand dunes is worth a visit during tourism in Morocco. These are the highest sand dunes in Morocco, located near the small village of Merzouga in the Sahara Desert. At this point, it will be very difficult to continue with the car, so it is best to book a guided camel tour. Erg Chebbi is for sure one of the best places to go in Morocco.

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Dades Gorge:

If you are a fan of wandering, hiking and picturesque nature, you should not miss a trip to the Dades Valley and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, it’s one of the places to go in morocco that you should visit no matter what. Dades Valley in Morocco where many elegant villages offer the opportunity to discover exceptional birds and fertile fields that stretch as far as you can see. Take in everything you see, especially Dades Gorge, a wonderful village and a popular route among photographers. Also look out for the Valley of Roses, a wonderful sight covered with roses and palm trees.

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Ait Ben Haddou Fortress in Ouarzazate:

This Moroccan architecture Masterpiece is a heritage treasure, located 30 km from the city of Ouarzazate. A large number of Moroccan and foreign tourists visit this fortress or Kasbah every year, and various international directors also comes to it to shoot their films and take advantage of its artistic and cultural feature that are the result of a great history and the ancient civilization that used to be living there. The Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah or Fortress is one of the archaeological treasures and tourist attractions in Morocco, but it is also one of the most prominent filming locations for the most famous international films and series, including Lawrence of Arabia, Prince of Persia, the Warrior, and Game of Thrones. Unlike the famous filming locations, many tourists do not know this archaeological site as a movie destination.

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Finally Morocco is surely one of the best countries to spend your next holiday; it is a must that this country is on your bucket list. Although we have listed only this 6 places to go in Morocco, but for sure Morocco is a country full of many and many other places that worth visiting, and that you surely need to visit too, in this list we just tried to bring you the most unique places to go in Morocco, so don’t think this is all what is Morocco about.

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The best time to plan your morocco travel holidays

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If you are asking when is the perfect time for Morocco travel holidays, then you are at the right place. But the thing is that the answer depends on what you will be doing in Morocco and the places you want to visit, if you were thinking about the main attraction such as Marrakech and Fez, then the best time to plan your visit would be the period between April and June which is the time of spring, another great choice would be in the time of Autumn or Fall somewhere between September and November. In both these two periods the weather is nice and the number of tourists is less, but at the same time, you’ll be missing the chance to attend the special festivals that take place in summer.
So this is some info and pieces of advice about Morocco, its festivals and activities so that you can plan your Morocco travel holidays better, to enjoy the full experience and beauty of this marvelous country.

The weather in Morocco:

The weather in Morocco is sunny and hot most times of the year, in summer it gets really hot where it gets uncomfortable sometimes, especially in Marrakech and Fez and the southeastern regions of the country near the desert, while in Tangier, Rabat, and Essaouira the weather is nicer because these cities are located in the coast side of the country facing the cold and fresh breeze of the ocean, although all of this summer is the most popular time for Morocco travel holidays.
In winter, between November until February, the temperature is nice especially at night, where it reaches 10 Celsius degrees in some places mostly on the north side of the country, while the south is special with its drier and colder weather, especially at night.
The snow is a normal thing north of the country, and there is also the Atlas Mountains where it snows aggressively, which makes cities like Ifran or Oukaimden in Marrakech the best for skiing. While in the spring there is a lot of beautiful valleys to be visited such as the Ourika valley in Marrakesh which becomes very magical in this time of the year.

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The best time to do trips in the Atlas Mountains:

You can say that the best time to have a calm and beautiful trip is the period between April and May, due to its Mountainous weather that makes the winter very cold where the temperature can go down to minus 0 most of the winter, while in summer the weather is cold but sunny where the temperature goes up to 25 Celsius degrees, that’s why the Atlas Mountains can be visited all times of the year depending on the weather you enjoy more, there are also a lot of treks programs that are done to hike and enjoy some of the most beautiful mountains of Morocco, such as Toubkal mountain which is the tallest mountain in North Africa, so that’s one you might add to your plans for Morocco travel holidays.

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The Best time to enjoy the beaches:

Morocco’s beaches are better in the summertime, where the temperature is nicer than the inside areas of the country but warm enough for swimming and leisure in front of the Atlantic ocean. And because summer is the peak tourist season that’s why you will have to reserve very early especially if Essaouira and Agadir are in your plans of Morocco travel Holidays. These two cities along with other cities on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea such as El Fnideq, Oued Laou, or the special city Tangier where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Morocco beaches are another experience that you must try at least once a lifetime.

The best time to visit The Sahara Desert:

If you are planning on visiting the Sahara desert in your Morocco travel holidays, you better choose a time between autumn/fall or the beginnings of spring, because and with no doubt want to run from the high temperature in your country to find it there, and keep in your mind that in March and April, you could face some sand storms that come from the south known for the name of Sirocco. But as everyone knows that the Moroccan Sahara Desert is special, and worth visiting, all the Morocco travel holidays must for sure contain this destination as a plan, because it’s one of the most desirable experiences of all the tourists visited or planning to visit Morocco.

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The best time to enjoy the festivals in Morocco:


A lot of worldwide known cultural and musical festivals take place in Morocco, and that is in the period between June and July, such as the famous Fes festival of world sacred music, The Gnawa music festival of Essaouira, and the most popular festival which is the Mawazine Festival, all of these festivals and other gives the cities they take place at a different atmosphere that makes every city more special than the other, and a lot of people wants to enjoy that, another thing that these festivals always takes place in famous and culturally rich cities such as Marrakesh, Fez, Meknes, Rabat and the other famous cities of the country, which will help you get the full experience of your Morocco travel holidays.

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Visiting Morocco in the time of the Holy month Ramadan:

Morocco is an Islamic country, that’s why people there give a lot of importance to the month of Ramadan. In Ramadan the whole atmosphere and lifestyle of the country changes, an experience that must be tried for sure to feel the difference, especially if you are visiting the big imperial cities, Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, or Rabat. the atmosphere is different inside the walls of the old medinas, you will enjoy the quieter streets during the days as the locals prefers spending the fasting days relaxed at their homes, so it would be a good chance for you to enjoy everything calmly away from the medina crowds, But at night its totally a different thing, people tends to stay awake for really late times during Ramadan that’s why the streets keep being alive until the very late time which will be a good chance for you to explore more at night and enjoy the nightlife of these cities, without being afraid of the late time. Visiting Morocco during Ramadan is a special trip that can be surely added to all Morocco travel holidays.

So whether its summer or winter, fall or spring, Morocco has everything you need to enjoy your travel and get the most out of it, visiting Morocco during any time of the year is special, that’s why Morocco has the tourist attraction that makes people from around the world visit it more and more every year and all periods of the year, due to the plenty and different activities that might be done in Morocco travel holidays.

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Top 10 places to visit that makes Marrakesh trips the best trips

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Marrakech is one of the top travel destinations in North Africa and in the world generally. It is one of the oldest imperial cities in Morocco that contains a dozen of beautiful Palaces, gardens, Souks, historic mosques and of course the delicious food. So, and based on tourists exciting trips and their reviews about the city and the activities they did there, we’ll show you 10 best things to do in this amazing city and that makes Marrakesh trips the best trips. And here are our top 10 picks:

10- The Souks of Medina:

Medina, the oldest part in the city of Marrakesh, offers, amongst a lot of other things, a special authentic experience which is the chaotic Souks. The Souks is kind of traditional street markets where vendors offer different varities of products, from leather bags, spices, silver and gold products, to more modern items and food. Every street of these old streets was named after the kind of the products that were sold there, and even today you can see that certain streets mostly sell spices, and others are selling leather products, and so on. Getting lost in the chaotic souks of Medina is an interesting experience that all Marrakesh trips must include, which offers a glimpse of life in Morocco centuries ago.

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9- EL BADI PALACE

El Badi Palace is a destroyed palace in Marrakech built by the Saadian dynasty’s ruler Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 16th century. The original palace had approximately 350 apartments, a huge swimming pool, and many gardens, but it has lost much of its luster. El Badi Palace is currently a museum with many separate sections showcasing various works of art, including a fully restored 12th-century minbar. The rooftop terrace provides spectacular views of Marrakech as well as a bird’s eye perspective of the palace. Visiting this palace is a must in all Marrakesh trips.

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8- GARDENS

Marrakech is well-known for its world-class gardens. In fact, gardens are such an essential element of Marrakech that it is known as the “Garden City,” and all Marrakesh trips include a visit to these gardens. Gardens represent paradise and provide a brief relief from the desert-like climate and crowded city streets. Even riads, traditional Moroccan homes, and castles with internal courtyards have gardens. While there are many lovely gardens to visit in Marrakech, the following are among the most attractive and available to the public: The Jardin Majorelle was established in 1923 by a French orientalist named Jacques Majorelle, but it took another 40 years to finish. A bright house in the garden has become a famous Instagram picture spot. The adjacent Yves Saint Laurent museum, dedicated to the famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s work, is a must-see. Menara Gardens are botanical gardens in Marrakech’s western outskirts. The Menara gardens are a favorite leisure place for residents, whereas Jardin Majorelle is primarily visited by tourists. Le Jardin Secret is a hidden gem in Medina with a classic Islamic garden that provides a welcome respite from Marrakech’s bustling streets.

 

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7- KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE

The Koutoubia Mosque, located in Medina, is Marrakech’s biggest mosque. It is also considered as the sister of the other mosque in Rabat Hassan mosque, Its 253-foot-tall (77-meter) tower is easy to see and can even assist you in orienting yourself around Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Mosque served as a model for several notable structures. A lovely big garden plaza may be seen outside the mosque.

 

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6- JEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE

The principal square of Medina, Jemaa El-fna, is located close to the Koutoubia Mosque. A fascinating mix of residents and tourists can be found here, with street sellers offering anything from fresh orange juice to trinkets. There are also a variety of performers such as snake charmers, fortune tellers, and others. If you want to stop and observe or take a picture with them, they will demand money, sometimes rather aggressively. To get the whole experience, head to one of the rooftop bars and drink a traditional Moroccan mint tea while taking in the scenery.

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5-TANNERIES

Morocco’s historic leather tanning industry is well-known especially in Fez and Marrakech old Medinas. At reality, leather purses, shoes, and other things are frequently sold in souks. The majority of tanneries are in the northern section of Medina, away from the main tourist attractions. You may witness the process of preparing animal skins to make leather. However, be cautious because there are several tannery-related scams.

 

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4-BAHIA PALACE

The Bahia Palace was constructed in the 19th century for Si Moussa, the Sultan’s senior vizier. Unlike the previously described El Badi Place, Bahia Palace has been properly preserved. A fantastic opportunity to go through time and experience life in over 150 rooms and an imposing acre garden built in the Islamic and Moroccan styles. The harem with its outdoor court, which opens to the living quarters for concubines staying in Bahia Palace, is one of the more fascinating sites in Marrakech and a favorite Instagram picture spot.

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3- MIARA JEWISH CEMETERY

Marrakech became a new home for many Jews when they were expelled from Spain in the 15th centur. Melah, the Jewish quarter, that you for sure might hear of if you travel to the historical cities in Morocco, the one in Marrakech had a population of about 35,000 people and about 40 synagogues. The Jewish Cemetery, located just outside the Melah district, was established in 1537. The cemetery still remains today. Visit the Jewish district and the Jewish Cemetery to get a sense of the city’s historic depth, and that Marrakesh trips must for sure include.

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2-BAB AGNAOU

Marrakech has 19 gates that provided access to the city’s many neighborhoods. Bab Agnaou was erected in the 12th century to serve as an entryway to Medina’s royal quarter and to dazzle guests. The storks nesting at the top of Bab Agnaou are a lovely addition to the old gates, which are still adored by visitors as one of the primary Marrakesh trips attractions in the city.

 

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1-SAADIAN TOMBS

The Kasbah, Marrakech’s royal area, may be reached by entering through the Bab Agnaou gates. The Kasbah Mosque, another major ancient Mosque in the city, is located here. The magnificent Saadian Tombs, buried for centuries below the Kasbah Mosque and recently excavated, are home to nearly 60 members of the powerful Saadi dynasty. Morocco was controlled by the Saadi dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries. The graves were found in 1917 and are now open to the public, together with a stunning Moroccan garden. All Marrakesh trips must include a visit to these Tombs; else, you will be missing out on an incredible experience.

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Of course, there are many other interesting places to see in Marrakech, but we just wanted to give you a hint about what are the most important places to visit and that all Marrakesh trips should include to be the perfect trip and get the most of what the historical city offers

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How to plan Morocco desert tours

The Sahara desert is an essential part of every trip to Morocco, since it is one of the main attractions that the vibrant country has to offer. However, first time travelers might get overwhelmed when trying to plan a Morocco desert tour. For this reason, we bring you this guide in hopes to simplify the task and make sure you have wonderful Morocco desert tour experience:

The planning

When planning a Morocco desert tour, there are many things that should be taken into consideration to make sure everything goes smoothly. You have to keep in mind that Morocco desert tours take place in… the desert obviously. This means that things like the weather, clothing, and special conditions should be kept in mind while planning. For example, only visit the Sahara desert during the spring (from March to May) or autumn (from September to November). This is because during these two seasons, temperatures are not too hot during the day and not too cold during the night.

Moreover, the desert is pretty isolated and far away from cities, so if you are someone who takes medication, make sure you’re packing enough for the duration of the Morocco desert tour. Don’t plan to spend 4 night in the desert if your medication only has enough for 2 nights left. You can stock up on medication and other related things in nearby cities like Erfoud or Errachidia. On that same note, make sure you’re packing flowy and light fabric clothes if you’re visiting in the spring and warm coats for autumn.

The destinations

For you Morocco desert tour, keep in mind that there are 2 main deserts in the country: the Erg Chebbi desert at Merzouga and the Erg Chigaga at Zagora. Both sets of sand dunes are southeast of Marrakesh, toward the Algerian border. The two deserts are similar in many aspects, but each one of them has its own characteristics.

Erg Chebbi:

Erg Chebbi is by far the more popular destination of the two. It is home to the largest dunes in Morocco, at an altitude of over 700 meters, which makes the experience unique. The Erg Chebbi dunes offer a mesmerizing landscape to their visitors, who can choose to cross them either by Camel, quad biked, or 4×4 vehicles. At Erg Chebbi, you can take breathtaking pictures of the desert with golden and orange hues.

Erg Chebbi

Erg Chigaga:

The Erg Chigaga dunes, located further south, reside off of a road less traveled. In fact, they’re located over 60 kilometers away from the nearest, lightly traveled road. Not to say that Erg Chigaga is harder to reach, it just may be a longer journey depending on where you’re coming from. The fascinating thing about this desert is that it remains largely untouched, wild, and unspoiled. They receive less visitors, which means that the Erg Chigaga dunes remained authentic over the years.

The itineraries

From Casablanca:

If you’re going to be arriving to Morocco through the Mohammed V Casablanca airport, there are many itinerary options for you to get a Morocco desert tour. The itinerary can differ depending on the stops you want to make along the way, specifically on imperial cities and other tourist attractions. We suggest this 5 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca.

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From Marrakech:

Marrakech is one of your best itinerary options to get to the Sahara desert, especially if you’re planning to go to Erg Chigaga at Zagora. Once you land at the Marrakech Menara airport, you will have the option to either head directly to the desert or spend some time exploring other destinations first. We suggest this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

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From Fes:

Fes is another one of the top itinerary options if you want to experience a delightful Morocco desert tour. The itinerary from Fes will take you through the mesmerizing Middle Atlas Mountains where there is a lot to see as well. We suggest this 5 days Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

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From Tangier:

Tangier is geographically the furthest option from the Sahara, but it makes for a wonderful itinerary option since it allows to explore so many interesting destinations along the way. From big imperial cities buzzing with life to small lazy fishing villages, a Morocco desert tour from Tangier will show you the true Morocco.  We suggest this 5 days desert tour from Tangier.

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The activities

So far, we’ve talked a lot about the Sahara desert and how you can get here, but you might be asking yourself: What is there to do in the middle of nowhere when I actually get to the desert? Actually, there is a ton of fun activities you can try while on a Morocco desert tour, and here are a few of them:

Camel trekking:

This one doesn’t need much explaining. You’ve seen it in pictures, you’ve heard about it in reviews etc. When you’re on a Morocco desert tour, you can’t miss the chance to get on a camel trekking ride around the desert dunes.

Sandboarding:

You’ve heard of snowboarding, skateboarding, but have you ever heard of sandboarding? If not, then brace yourself for a sandy ride. This fun sport is adapted for fans of skating no matter the surfaces.

Riding Quad bikes:

There are many ways you can travel around in the desert, but if camels are not your cup of tea and 4×4 closed vehicles are too stuffy for you, we suggest trying out riding a quad bike with your friends

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Sand bathing:

A Spa day in the middle of the desert? Why not! Sand bathing is an ancient therapeutic remedy that the locals swear by. It’s allegedly great for rheumatism and joints pains.

Accommodations

Nomad-style desert camps: Those are desert camps scattered across the desert dunes, where you will get to stay in authentic style tents. Usually made with goat or camel skin, these are the same type of tents that local nomads build for themselves.

Luxury desert camps: If you want to spend the night outdoors at a desert camp, but you’re still looking for a comfortable and luxurious experience, then luxury desert camps are the choice for you. These carry all utilities necessary to make sour experience as comfortable as possible.

Traditional Kasbahs: Kasbahs are a traditional type of Moroccan architecture commonly found in the south of Morocco, and desert towns are no exceptions. If you do not wish to spend the night outdoor camping, you can opt for a traditional Kasbah to still get an authentic experience.

Top 10 Morocco tourist attractions

When planning a trip anywhere in the world, it is important to learn everything you can about your destination so that everything can go smoothly once you actually get there, this involves getting familiar with the new country main tourist attractions so that you won’t miss any important road stops during your stay. This means a lot of researching and confusing information online

If your destination is Morocco, we’ve combined a list of the top 10 Morocco tourist attractions you should definitely include during your stay. Buckle up and get ready for a ride through some Morocco tourist attractions that will blow your mind. In no particular order, here are 10 of Morocco’s gems that are worth exploring:

Jamaa Elfna

This Morocco tourist attractions is perhaps the face of Morocco to the entire rest of the world. Jamaa Elfna is located in Marrakech city, a hotspot for tourist activity for its cultural significance and surrounding attractions. Jamaa Elfna is a busy town square that comes alive with food stalls, snake charmers, traditional musicians, story tellers, oriental dancers and more. If you want to get a glimpse of how colorful and vibrant Moroccan culture is, then don’t miss a visit to Jamaa Elfna.

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

One of the biggest and most well preserved Kasbahs in Morocco would for sure be the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The Kasbah, or rather Ksar, of Ait Ben Haddou is absolutely worthy of a spot on the list of the top Morocco attractions: not only for its historical and cultural value, but also for the unique charms it casts upon all who visit it. Actually, not even the world’s top movie producers escaped from this magical charm, considering that they’ve been using the Kasbah as a backdrop for their productions for years (The mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, and even Game of thrones).

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Chefchaouen

If you’ve been interested in visiting Morocco for any amount of time, chances are you’ve probably heard of Morocco’s Blue Town. The Morocco tourist attraction in question here is Chefchaouen, a lovely Berber town located at the heart of the lush green Rif Mountains. The reason why Chefchaouen is going to figure in every list of Morocco tourist attractions is because of the unique blue color that covers the town’s walls and buildings. There are many theories concerning the origin of the blue color, but no one can really say for sure. Either way, Chefchaouen won’t disappoint in terms of charm and aesthetic.

Chefchaouen

Merzouga

Merzouga is perhaps one of the most important Morocco tourist attractions that continues to attract masses of visitors every year. Located in the Southeast of the kingdom, the village is home to the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes that are its main attraction. The dunes reach an elevation of 730 meters, making them the tallest in Morocco and some of the tallest in the entire world. Many visitors are attracted to the dunes for the unique and serene atmosphere they provide.

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Fes Elbali

Many aspects of this Morocco tourist attraction are solid enough to make Fes Elbali one of the most interesting Old Medinas in all of Morocco. Actually, Fes Elbali is the largest car-free urban area in the world, which means you can freely stroll through its long and narrow streets away from vehicle disturbances. Considering that Fes Elbali is the oldest imperial city of Morocco, its Old Medina is consequently the oldest in Morocco and the one with most cultural and spiritual influence.

Volubilis

Volubilis is an important archeological site situated on a hill not far from Meknes city. This Morocco tourist attraction is very important because historically, it was the farthest outpost west of the Roman Empire, and a vital component for trade in the area. Many remains of the fine buildings that used to populate Volubilis can still be found in the area, such as the Basilica, the Triumphal arch, and a temple dedicated to the Roman Deity Venus. Volubilis may not be your typical tourist hotspot with big restaurants and coffee shops around, but it’s definitely worth the visit if you’re into history, culture, and ancient civilizations of the world.

Toubkal national park

The Toubkal national park is an important Morocco tourist attractions for all those that love hiking, climbing and trekking. Officially established in 1942, the park covers an area of 382 km2   comprising mainly of High Atlas Mountain peaks and a small forest area. The highlight of this park is that it is home to Morocco’s tallest summit, Mount Toubkal, at 3660 meters of altitude. The park’s landscape also offers cliffs, gorges, plateaus, and valleys for visitors to enjoy. Another interesting feature of the park is that it features some prehistoric drawings and carvings on rocks, dated to be around 5000 years old.

Toubkal Refuge

Essaouira

Essaouira is another one of Morocco’s seaside towns, charmed with Andalusian, European and Moroccan influences. This Morocco tourist attraction is famous for its city rampart and Skala corniche, left behind by the Portuguese occupation in the 15th century. What put Essaouira on the map however is that it was a hangout spot for many hippie artists back in the 60s and 70s, mainly Jimmie Hendrix. The town today attracts huge numbers of visitors every year for its breezy beach, and the World Gnaoua Music festival.

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Todra gorges

The gorges of Todra are one of the top Morocco tourist attractions, attracting rock climbers and adventurous souls from all over the world. The site is located along the Dades Valley, which is known for its unique orange limestone rock formations. In the Todra site, a 300 meters deep fault splits the orange limestone into a deep ravine at some points just wide enough for a crystal-clear river and single-file trekkers to squeeze through.

Asilah

Asilah is a seaside town located on the northwest tip of Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Back during the 15th century, the town was under Portuguese rule, which left behind impressive ramparts and architectural influences that give the city a unique charm. One of the main reasons that Asilah is worth visiting is that it’s Morocco’s Artistic capital, which can be seen in the amazing artistic murals covering the entire town. There is actually a dedicated arts festival (called the cultural Moussem) held annually in Asilah, during the first two weeks of august.

Top 9 reasons to visit Chefchaoune city

The most picturesque town in all of Morocco, and perhaps everywhere else in the world, would certainly be the town of Chefchaoune. This picture perfect city, located at the heart of the Rif Mountains, is a blue gem that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year for its unique scenery. Why blue, you ask? No one really knows for sure, but we definitely know this city is worth the trip.

1.  Its rich history

Morocco as a whole is a country with a rich and diverse history, and Chefchaoune city is no stranger to that. The city was originally founded to serve as a protective fortress (Kasbah) in 1471 for Moulay Ali Ibn Rashid Al-Alami. He ruled over the area back during that time, and ordered for the fortress to be built in order to fight off the Portuguese invaders. After the Spanish Reconquista, the Moriscos and Jews that fled the Spanish prosecution settled in the city, alongside the local Ghomara tribes. This is how the town of Chefchaoune as we know today came to be.

2.  The surrounding landscape

Chefchaoune is located uphill, right in the middle of two mountains belonging to the Rif Mountain range. This location means that the city is surrounded from all sides by magnificent scenery peeking on the Rif Mountains and their greenery. From Chefchaoune, you can easily go on a hike through the Mountains and their surrounding landscape.

3.  Makes for a nice daytrip from Fes

Fes is one of the main Moroccan cities that holds an international airport in it, meaning it is a famous starting point for tourists to land and then begin exploring the country. Of the most famous day trip destinations from Fesis Chefchaoune city, being just about 4 hours away from each other. This means that you can get a refreshing break from the busy streets of Fes by taking it up to the Rif Mountains.

4.  Its blue color, obviously!

This goes without saying, but the town of Chefchaoune is known worldwide for one main thing: its vibrant blue painted buildings. The origin story of why Chefchaoune locals started painted their streets and walls in blue is debated upon, but it’s nonetheless a unique characteristic that can’t be seen anywhere else. This makes the city incredibly Instagram-able and picture-perfect.

5.  Traditional artisanal products

Like the rest of old Moroccan cities, Chefchaoune is an ideal place to shop for Moroccan souvenirs and handmade artisanal crafts. You can find all kinds of artisanal products being sold at the city’s Bazaars and small shops, including rugs, leather, wood, and wool work products (actually, Chefchaoune’s wool Djellabas and jackets are known all throughout Morocco for their high quality).

6.  Rass El Ma water source

A little beyond the far Northeastern gate of Chefchaoune city, a water source by the name Rass El Ma is located (Rass El Ma translates to just water source). This location holds a beautiful green scenery surrounding a small river/waterfall. Rass El Ma is popular among locals for being a place to wash clothes in the river, or to just picnic and enjoy the surrounding nature.

7.  Close-by to the Talassemtane National Park

The Talassemtane national park is a little less than an hour away from Chefchaoune city, and it’s one of Morocco’s highly protected natural reserves. The park is home to the only remaining (and endangered) fir forest in Morocco, with unique biodiversity and diverse flora. Visitors are attracted to the park because of the impressive scenery it provides, and for being perfect for hiking through the Rif mountains.

1.  Chefchaoune’s Old Medina

Just like other old Moroccan cities and towns, Chefchaoune is home to a medieval quarter, known as the Old Medina. While the city’s Old Medina may not be as large as the ones found in Marrakech or Fes, it certainly has its own charm (that probably comes from the fact that it’s BLUE). While walking through the Old Medina’s blue streets, you will learn more about the locals and how they go on about their everyday life.

1.  Its adorable stray cats

One thing that every tourist will notice (and might be surprised with) when visiting Morocco is the abundance of stray cats roaming the streets. In Chefchaoune, this can be particularly witnessed at high levels. The cats are looked after by locals, and they like to spend their days just chilling around town and doing… the things that cats do. If you’re lucky, the cats won’t mind posing for a few lovely photos that you can keep from this memorable place. 

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Why you should visit Casablanca city during your next trip to Morocco

Morocco is a unique country that has inspired visitors and travelers for many centuries. Its vibrant culture and unique landscape are two undeniably attractive characteristics that have lead people from all over the world to its wonders. When visiting Morocco, it is expected to experience new sensations that will leave you breathless, so make sure you are ready for the adventures this entails.  

There is a great number of cities that visitors are attracted to when coming to Morocco, each with its own unique set of qualities. These can be big metropolitan cities, or small off the grid towns as well. In today’s article, we are going to be dedicated to Casablanca city, Morocco’s biggest city and most important financial center. Although Rabat is Morocco’s political capital, Casablanca city is considered the economic and business capital of the country.  

With that being said, it is important to note that Casablanca city is not all just about the businesses and industries. It is first and foremost a Moroccan city with all the aspects that come with that. The culture, the traditional buildings, the Old Medina etc… all of these things and more can be found in Casablanca city. Because of this, we highly recommend you take enough time to explore this Moroccan metropolis during your next visit to Morocco.  

Not convinced yet? Here are below some of the main reasons why you should visit Casablanca city during your next trip to Morocco!

A unique charm: 

There is no denying that Casablanca certainly cannot compare to Fes or Marrakech city for example when it comes to tourist attractions and traditional historical monuments. However, Casablanca city has its own unique charm that locals and returning visitors can definitely tell you a lot about. The city was an important center during the colonial period, where many French architects and artists resided. This resulted in a timeless legacy of Art Deco buildings and landscape, which can be recognized anywhere, scattered throughout the city’s main quarters.  

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Modern: 

Most parts of Casablanca city as we know it today are modern facilities and business oriented. This fact is not at all a problem, since it resulted in so many luxurious and high end facilities, attractions, hotels and cafés all around the city. Just take a look at Rick’s café, Sky 28 Bar, or Morocco Mall for instance. These places make Casablanca perfect for a day of shopping or a fun night out with friends.  

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Traditional: 

As previously mentioned, Casablanca is still at its core a Moroccan city despite the foreign influences in facilities and architecture. Casablanca city is home to a traditional Old Medina and a Jewish Quarter (Mellah), rivaling those found in more touristy cities like Fes or Marrakech. These two settlements are the pillars that mark an authentic Moroccan city in all of its glory. Besides the architecture, Casablanca city’s vibe is typical to what is spread all throughout Morocco. This can be manifested in terms of cuisine, traditional clothing, local customs and more. 

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Casablanca city’s attractions: 

Hassan II Mosque: 

The shining star of Casablanca city is unarguably the Hassan II Mosque. The Hassan II mosque is an iconic attraction that showcases the best and finest Moroccan craftsmanship on so many levels. Another unique thing about this mosque is that is it one of the few in the whole world that allow non-Muslim visitors to enter. Use this opportunity to discover this mosque’s mesmerizing interior.  

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The Church of Sacré-Coeur 

The church of sacré Coeur, also called La Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur, used to be a sanctuary for people of the Christian faith residing in Morocco. The cathedral, finished in 1930 by French architect Paul Tournon, is an extremely important architectural piece that marries both the Gothic aesthetic and the Art Deco movement. Today, this church no longer fulfills a religious role but it can still house cultural events and expositions. 

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The Old Medina 

Casablanca city’s Old Medina is the place to go to get a glimpse of the authentic Moroccan lifestyle. It may not be as vibrant or colorful as the Old medina of Marrakech or Fez but it certainly embodies the true Moroccan spirit. Enjoy a walk through the medina’s busy and narrow streets, filled with vendors and small antique shops. You can find genuine artisanal products at Casablanca city’s old Medina just like you can at any other Moroccan city.  

Museum of Moroccan Judaism 

The Moroccan Jewish Museum, or Museum of Moroccan Judaism, was founded in 1997 by Simon Levy (founder of the foundation for the preservation of Moroccan Jewish culture). The museum was originally built in 1948 as an orphanage for Jewish youth, then was later repurposed for the building that we know today. This museum in Casablanca city is one of two Jewish heritage museums in Morocco, which themselves are the only ones that exist in the Arab world.  

The Arab league Park 

The Arab league park in Casablanca city was founded in 1913, designed by The French architect and urban planner Albert Laprade. Covering about 30 acres of land, this park was part of a grander plan of restorations to the city’s green spaces that took place during the colonial period. After recent renovation lasting from 2016 up until 2019, the park is now open to the public to enjoy its green spaces and variety of flora.  

Abderrahman Slaoui Museum 

The Abderrahman Slaoui Museum is one of Casablanca city’s carefully hidden gems. Named after the late Moroccan businessman and art collector, this museum features the finest pieces from Abderrahman Slaoui’s art collection that he grew over the years. The collection is known for its orientalist art pieces, and pieces of traditional Moroccan jewelry. Another permanent display at the museum is Muhammed Ben Ali Ribati’s modernist paintings. The Abderrahman Slaoui Museum also holds frequent exhibitions of Moroccan contemporary artists, as well as art workshops for the creative youth.  

Due to its reputation as a business center and economic capital of Morocco, unfortunately Casablanca city doesn’t get enough recognition for its many interesting attractions. Now that we’ve listed some of the main reasons why you should include Casablanca city in your Morocco itinerary, we hope that you will not be skipping it during your next trip to Morocco!