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Things to see in Morocco

Things to see in Morocco

Morocco, the jewel of Northern Africa is a diverse place to visit. Encompassing a whole new world altogether, it offers various spots to see and things to do.

Boasting incredible historical architecture, rich history, vibrant culture, ancient markets, and North Africa’s stunning scenery, Morocco is a one-of-a-kind destination. The blend of African and Arabic customs has transformed Morocco into a fascinating country.

The local souk or bazaar of Morocco
The local souk or bazaar of Morocco

From quaint coastal villages to colorful towns and beautiful beaches, there is a lot to sightsee in Morocco.

Check out the top 8 things you need to see for a promising trip in Morocco.

1. The Imperial Fez

One of the oldest and imperial cities in Morocco is Fez. It is a hub for historical culture, often dubbed as the ‘Athens of Africa’.

A tannery in Fez
A tannery in Fez

Surrounded by ruins of old palaces, secret alleyways, and local markets, Fez is the perfect place to wander around. The streets are full of Moroccan street foods such as Pastilla, chebakia, and mint tea. Fez is also famous for its artisan leather products that come from the leather bazaar or souk.

In the imperial city of Fez, one of the best things to see is the tanneries that have been operational since medieval times. The vats filled with colorful dyes and the skins left to dry are a spectacular sight to observe.

2. The blue streets of Chefchaouen

The city of Chefchaouen is one of the most recognizable and mystical places on earth. It is situated in the Rif mountains and offers solace, away from the hectic cities in Morocco.

An alleyway in Chefchaouen
An alleyway in Chefchaouen

The most striking feature of Chefchaouen is the blue-on-blue buildings that are mesmerizing and photogenic. Painted in different shades of blue, the city is also renowned for its history. It is one of the best places to catch the beautiful scenery of the distant mountains and absorb its beauty.

Chefchaouen is also Morocco’s main trekking and hiking destination as it serves as a starting point for Rif Mountain walks.

3. Marrakesh Medina

This old fortified city is one of the major tourist attractions of Morocco. It comprises numerous landmarks where you can experience the beautiful culture of the country.

Marrakesh during nighttime
Marrakesh during nighttime

The bustling Marrakesh starts from the vast Djemma el-Fna Square. Traditional musicians, snake charmers, vendors, and acrobats fill up the streets of Marrakesh. Once you enter the medina, you are met with several pathways and shopkeepers.

Marrakesh holds the largest market in Morocco where you can purchase handicrafts, local spices, and leather.

4. Ait Ben Haddou

This fortress or kasbah is a former caravan route between the Sahara Desert and the Marrakech in present-day Morocco. The golden stoned fortress appears frozen in time and resembles the historic days.

The historic Ait Ben Haddou
The historic Ait Ben Haddou

The orange-hued tower and its unique architectural design are often seen in Hollywood films. Its surreal beauty makes it stand out from the rest of the scenery. If you are traveling into the inland regions of Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou is a must-visit.

You can also experience sleeping inside the kasbah. However, do keep in mind that there is no electricity within the fortress.

5. Erg Chebbi dunes

The largest and magnificent desert in the world, the Sahara is mesmerizing. In Morocco’s eastern Sahara region, the grand dunes of Erg Chebbi can be observed near Merzouga.

Camel rides over Erg Chebbi dunes
Camel rides over Erg Chebbi dunes

For those wanting to enjoy their dose of action in the desert, this is the main spot. Activities like four-wheel drives in the desert, camel trekking, and dune surfing can be enjoyed.

For an authentic experience in Sahara, you can choose to stay overnight in a desert camp and spend the night under the stars unspoiled by pollution. You can also take a trip to the traditional Bedouin village to witness local civilizations.

Sunrise and sunsets are spectacular when seen from the Sahara desert and transform the dunes into a dreamy landscape.

6. Hassan II Mosque

Out of all the beautiful mosques in Morocco, the Hassan II Mosque is the most impressive. Completed in 1993 at the orders of King Hassan, this nearly-modern mosque is a major point of Casablanca and a lavish symbol of Morocco.

The elegant Hassan II Mosque
The elegant Hassan II Mosque

It is the largest mosque in the country which took at least 10,000 artisans to fill in the decorations. The intricate details in the mosque such as carved marble pieces, zellige tiles, and vivid mosaics pay tribute to traditional Islamic architecture.

Moreover, this landmark building manages to capture Moroccan craftsmanship. Visitors can take a tour of Hasan II Mosque after the prayers are over, and admire its breath-taking interior. Outside, the building has an oceanfront setting, enhancing its beauty further.

7. Essaouira

Essaouira is a seaside town in Morocco and is situated along the Atlantic coast. This laidback port city has never lost its authenticity even though it is a favorite destination for windsurfers.

The quaint town of Essaouira
The quaint town of Essaouira

The little town is painted in blue and white colors and boasts a beautiful beach that stretches for miles. Its traditional boats, shoreside forts, and twisted lanes make Essaouira a charming place to explore.

The best way to enjoy the town is by visiting the Bohemian cafes and watching locals go along with their lives. For active sightseeing, you can go on walks and even surf along the beach.

8. Atlas mountain

The Atlas Mountain stretches from the west coast of Morocco to Tunisia. This region is home to Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

The picturesque landscape of Atlas mountain
The picturesque landscape of Atlas mountain

One way to enjoy the scenery of the picturesque mountain is by trekking or hiking. Most treks start from Imlil which is a mountain village located near Marrakesh. It is recommended to go along with a guide to acquire more knowledge about the region.

While hiking, you are met with varied landscapes ranging from green valleys, and pastures to snowy peaks. If you do not prefer to walk around a lot, there are other relaxing hikes available in the surrounding region that offer equally gorgeous vistas.

The beautiful and historic Morocco has various landmarks and attractions to visit. The ones mentioned above are some of the iconic which must go straight onto your travel list. They are bound to transform your simple vacation into a genuine Moroccan trip.

 

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