Morocco Tourism is thriving. This awesome country attracts European and people from around the world in the millions. It has so much to offer, that a week is the minimum I recommend to visit this country. Of course, for those having more time the better.
A visit to Morocco is a journey to a timeless, tranquil world of cute coastal villages, colorful-painted towns that cling to hillsides, and remote outposts defended by fairy-tale adobe forts.
Marrakesh Djemma el-fna Square
This “red” city is one of the most interesting ones in the country. Especially this vibrant market where half the city converges day or night and where you are surrounded constantly by vendors trying to sell you anything, from a live serpent to some shoes. Here you’ll see acrobats, snake charmers and traditional musicians.
Visit the city with its wide avenues and luxury hotels, like the Mamounia Hotel, that even if you cannot afford to stay there, it is worth a visit.
The most European of all Morocco's cities, it was once an International city with many languages spoken at the same time.
It has an indisputable role in literature and history of the 20th century, that draws many of the tourists here.
Today as a simple Moroccan city it has lost some of its old-time charm, but it’s still a nice place to visit. After all is just a ferry ride away from Spain of Gibraltar.
The beautiful city of Casablanca on the Atlantic Ocean
Facts about Morocco
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Casablanca is the economic and industrial center of Morocco. Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It features fine restaurants and many important sightseeing places
This modern mosque, finished in 1993, has decoration details covering every centimeter of the mammoth site and took 10,000 artisans to complete. Intricately carved marble pieces, vibrant mosaics, and tile details all pay tribute to traditional Islamic architecture ideals and the mastery of Moroccan craftsmanship.
Fes el Bali
Along with Marrakesh, Fez is another Imperial City and a big cultural destination. This city as opposed to its southern sister hasn’t been discovered by tourists.
Fes el Bali, the old city is where without a guide, you’ll get lost, the alleys have walls and doors, calling for photography at every corner. And don’t forget the very nice restaurants of Fes.
Morocco's most charming seaside town is laid-back Essaouira, qan old hippie retreat from the 1970s.
The old shore-side forts, the colorful boats and the narrow street old town and the great food scene here, makes this town a must visit. Don’t miss a walk along the beach and maybe some swimming and surfing.
Oudaias Kasbah in Rabat the Capital of Morocco
You’ll find beautiful old towns throughout the country but this one in Rabat, the capital is unique. It is so picturesque and peaceful, that feels distances away from the city.
Inside the walls of the old fortress are the neat white and blue houses rimmed by colorful flowerpots and flapping washing have a lost-in-time atmosphere that's hard to beat.
In the beautiful Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is a gorgeous labyrinth of blue-on-blue buildings that has an incredibly photogenic glow. It's a peaceful, easygoing town and a great place to recharge if you've been amid the cities for a while. This is also one of Morocco's main hiking and trekking destinations and a starting point for Rif Mountains walks.
Bab al-Mansour in Meknes
This huge gateway guards the entrance to Meknes' Imperial City district from the medina. It is noted for its stunning decoration meant as a monumental reminder of the sultan's might. The Bab al-Mansour is a magnificent relic of Meknes' glorious era as capital of Morocco. It's widely regarded as Morocco's grandest and best-preserved gateway.
Volubilis Roman Ruins
This is the country’s best kept Roman ruin and a feast for history lovers, with a clutch of remarkable mosaics still interred where they were unearthed.
The hilltop location allows the ruins to lord over the surrounding countryside, adding to the romantic ambiance of lost glory. Head up through the ruins to the Capitol and Forum to enjoy the views. This tourist attraction can easily be visited as a day trip from either Meknes or Fes.
The flag of Morocco
It is made of a red field with a black-bordered green pentagram. The red background on the Moroccan flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valor, while the green represents love, joy, wisdom, peace and hope. It also represents the color of Islam and the pentagram the seal of Solomon. The 5 branches also represent the pillars of Islam.
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tangier by hedwig storch
hassan II by belhaj el houssine
oudaias by ben javelini
voulubilis by jerzy strzelecki
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Map of Morocco Tourism