Top 10 Places to Travel in Morocco
Morocco is a modern Muslim country in North Africa. It has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco, also referred to as the Kingdom of Morocco, has international borders with Algeria to the east, Spain to the north (a water border through the Strait and land borders with two small Spanish cities, Ceuta and Melilla), and Mauritania to the south. For Westerners, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. Since it’s not possible to see everything on the first or even second trip we’ve selected The Top 10 Places Not to Miss when traveling to Morocco which will give you a taste of the country’s highlights: outstanding natural wonders, spectacular cities, history, culture and breathtaking architecture.
DJEMMA EL FNA SQUARE, MARRAKESH
Snake charmers, fortune tellers, monkeys and musicians transform this square into a medieval circus.
ERG CHEBBI DUNES, SAHARA DESERT
These mesmerizing sand dunes at the edge of Merzouga are one of Morocco’s great sites.
CASCADES D’OUZOUD, MARRAKESH-AZILAL
These dramatic waterfalls with cafés and pools to plunge into are set within a lush valley.
MAJORELLE GARDEN, MARRAKESH
A magnificent botanical garden designed by Jacques Majorelle & Yves Saint Laurent.
TODRA GORGE, HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS
These carved out cliff– sided canyons offer spectacular views of the Moroccan countryside.
VOUBILIS, WALILI ROMAN RUINS
A third-century archeological site with the best preserved Roman ruins in Northern Africa.
KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE, MARRAKESH
This twelfth-century minaret is a symbol of Marrakesh, visible for miles around the city.
AIT BENHADDOU, OUARZAZATE
This fortified Kasbah in the Souss-Massa-Draâ Valley is where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed.
KASBAH TAOURIRT, OUARZAZATE
Built by the Glaoui, this is one of the souths most breathtaking Kasbahs.
FES DAR BATHA MUSEUM, FES
This nineteenth-century Hispano-Moorish palace houses a collection of Fes traditional art.