Best places to visit in Morocco
Best places to visit in Morocco
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman may have shown the world the city of Casablanca, but there is much more to see in Morocco and even more interesting than this huge city. This country, due to its vast extension and its rich ancient culture, offers travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Arab life and culture, which in some parts of Morocco, despite advances, still seems unchanged. You can also sunbathe on paradisiacal beaches, ski and do mountain tourism, go hiking, do cultural tourism, taste the gastronomy in a local souk, buy beautiful pieces of handicrafts or simply stroll through its ancient medinas. In this multicultural and colorful nation, the past is ever-present.
Discover the best places to visit in Morocco
Chefchaouen the blue town
This city is among the most attractive in Morocco thanks to its crystal-clear light and white and blue homes. Because of this, a significant number of painters and artists find it to be an enticing destination. Chefchaouen, also called “The Pearl of the North”, is a city of captivating beauty, to which its architecture of popular Mediterranean design contributes, with the blues and indigos of its centuries-old doors and the indigo whites of the walls, covered with layers and layers and more layers of lime. Many painters, including Eugéne Delacroix, Maria Fortuny, and Henri Matisse, have cited Chefchaouen as an inspiration.
Asilah is a beautiful coastal city in the north
It is a small village with primarily Portuguese influences on the Atlantic coast between Tangier and Rabat. The Portuguese walls surrounding the old town contrast with its white houses and make it a popular destination, especially in summer. The medina continues to be one of the most beautiful and charming in the country, making it the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant walk along the Atlantic coast or a good lunch with fresh fish and seafood.
Today, Asilah is a popular and touristic seaside city with long sandy beaches stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, welcoming both Moroccan and foreign tourists.
Ifrane Switzerland of Morocco
It is a city in Morocco, with a population of 30,000 people that is situated in the Middle Atlas Mountains at 1,713 meters above sea level. It was founded by the French in 1929 and is probably one of the cleanest-kept cities in Morocco.. Ifrane resembles a small Swiss town, where the streets and gardens are well cared for in detail. In both summer and winter, this mountain village is an excellent starting point for numerous excursions, especially to or around the Mischliffen ski area.
Meknes the unknown imperial city
While Meknes is an imperial city with a large number of historical monuments and natural sites, it has more than 40 km of imposing defensive walls and many mosques It is also the closest city, which is why it is known as the “City of a Hundred Minarets. to the Roman ruins of Volubilis (Oualili ). Prices in Meknes are among the most reasonable in Morocco and the people are much friendlier than in other cities in the country. Within the imperial cities, it is the least visited but not but it is less interesting.
Fes the great Medina of Morocco
It is famous for its old walled city, which many compare to the old walled city of Jerusalem. It is the first of Morocco’s imperial cities, dating back to the 8th century. It is one of the oldest universities in the world and is a pioneer in the Moroccan Muslim religion. Fes is a particularly alluring city with a vibrant and influential culture as a result of all these firsts. Fes is renowned for being Morocco’s hub of culture and spirituality.
Rabat the capital of Morocco and Imperial city
The capital of Morocco and the fourth imperial city, this city is a curious mix of the historical tradition of the past and the established modernity of the present. It was founded by Abd al-Mumin in the 12th century, and he used the kasbah (“fortress”) as a base to fight against the Spanish. Its most emblematic buildings were built during this period, such as the Hassan tower and the Kasbah des Oudaias. This city became the stronghold for Muslims expelled from Spain at the beginning of the 17th century.
Marrakech the red city
Like the cities of Fes, Rabat, and Meknes, Marrakech has the privilege of being a makhzen city, that is, imperial. It also enjoys a special prestige: which is to give its name to the whole country. Marrakech is classified as one of the most important cultural centers in all of Morocco, it is a very lively city and famous among many other things for its markets and festivals.
Essaouira the city of the wind
It is the most popular coastal destination among independent travelers and, to date, organized groups rarely come here. Its stunning beach stretches several kilometers to the south. Those who prefer a quiet town to the haggling and jostling typical of large cities will opt for Essaouira. The forts in the old city are a mix of Portuguese, French, and Berber military architecture, their solidity giving them a powerful mysticism. The Skala du Port has good views, and here Orson Welles shot part of his version of Othello.
Saidia the North Beach Resort
Imagine 18 km of fine sandy beaches, surrounded by eucalyptus and mimosa trees, a sublime blue sea, generous sunshine, and magnificent landscapes. You are in the saidia, The blue pearl of the Mediterranean. If you like the beach and sunbathing, this haven of peace will be your paradise. The area surrounding saidia also provides great excursions.
Merzouga Desert of Erg Chebbi
It is the pearl of the Moroccan desert, a true jewel very popular with tourists worldwide. A little hamlet called Merzouga may be found in the southeast of Morocco, around 20 kilometers from the Algerian border, 35 kilometers from Erfoud, and 35 kilometers from Rissani. is known worldwide for its beautiful landscapes and the immensity of its dunes where the view is lost. Because of this, Merzouga is among the best locations to take in a beautiful sunset and a starry sky.