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Not To Be Missed Morocco

Updated on February 22, 2015

Morocco is a melting pot of Arab and African culture, an exotic place where the ancient world still feels very much alive and the air is filled with the scent of spices. From ancient architecture to natural wonders, Morocco has much to recommend it. But if you are visiting Morocco and only have a certain length of time to spend in this magical country, here are some sights which you should strive to see if at all possible:


Morocco facts

Name
Morocco
Capital
Rabat
Largest city
Casablanca
Official languages
Arabic, Berber
Recognised national languages
French
Religion
Sunni Islam
Demonym
Moroccan
Area - Total
446 550 km2 or 710,850 km2
Water (%)
0.056
Population 2014
33,250,000
Density
73.1/km2 189.3/sq mi
GDP 2014
$189.1 billion
Per capita
$5,699
Currency
Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Time zone
WET (UTC+0)
Drives on the
Right
Calling code
+212
Internet TLD
.ma
Source wikipedia.org

Places of visit

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morocco:
Morocco

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Marrakech Medina:
Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Fes el Bali:
Fes El Bali, Wilaya de Fes, Morocco

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Essaouira:
Essaouira, Morocco

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Atlas Mountains:
Atlas Mountains, Toubkal National Park, Morocco

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Ifrane National Park:
Ifrane National Park, Morocco

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Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate:
Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Marrakech Medina

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Marrakech Medina:
Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Marrakech Medina

This is where most visitors to Morocco will end up - a chaotic crowd fills the busting narrow streets, haggling at market stalls, getting lost in the maze of alleyways, watching musicians, performers and snake charmers. Marrakech Medina is an assault on the senses, but it is no less magical for that. For respite from the crowds, why not visit the lovely, cool Majorelle Gardens?


Marrakech Medina

Fes el Bali

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Fes el Bali:
Fes El Bali, Fes, Morocco

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Fes el Bali:

Fes, the third city of Morocco, is much quieter than Marrakech and some would say has better retained its historic authenticity. If you can brave the smell then you should see the vibrant pots colour of the tanneries, where you can see men still dying cloth in the traditional way. Also, be sure to wander the maze of old streets, with their crumbling paintwork and beautiful old doors. Stay in a riad here for the ultimate experience of authentic, real life Morocco.

Fes el Bali

Essaouira

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Essaouira:
Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira:

This old hippie haunt is still a favourite with travellers and the alternative scene. Though the beach here has been somewhat taken over by the ageing motorhome brigade in recent years, this cool seaside town still retains its laid back vibe and gentle sense of alternative culture. Essa, as it is affectionately called, is a lovely place to retreat from the heat.


Essaouira

Atlas Mountains

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Atlas Mountains:
Atlas Mountains, Béchar, Algeria

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Atlas Mountains:

Another way to escape the worst of the heat is to climb high into the beautiful, grand Atlas Mountains. Be sure to stop in, if you get the chance, at the small Berber village of Imlil. If you are driving yourself be warned, some of the roads in the mountains can be steep and winding – excellent views but not the easiest of routes.


Atlas Mountains

Ifrane National Park

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Ifrane National Park:
Ifrane National Park, Morocco

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Ifrane National Park:

If you like nature you should most definitely head to the Ifrane National Park, much of which is covered by woodland of Atlas Cedar. This is also an important habitat for Barbary Macaques. A perfect place for hiking or wildlife watching.


Ifrane National Park

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate

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Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate:
Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate :

This is perhaps one of the most interesting kasbahs in Morocco. Film buffs among you may be aware that this is where 'Lawrence of Arabia' was filmed. It has been used as a location for countless films since. This gigantic fortification is a wonderful example of clay architecture. It is particularly spectacular at sunset.


Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate

Erg Chebbi

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Erg Chebbi:
Erg Chebbi, Morocco

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Erg Chebbi:

This area of dunes in the Sahara desert is a playground for the adventurous, who love to ride dune buggies or surf down the dunes. Those with more traditional tastes may prefer a camel ride to experience this almost alien landscape of shifting sands. In any case, photo opportunities abound, and the landscape has a strange beauty all of its own. If you have time, this part of the country is spectacular for a visit.


Erg Chebbi

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    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi KevvoDeverson

      No problem hope it will change your mind :) But glad you enjoyed the read

      Thanks

      Lee

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth

      Would highly recommend a visit there

      Thanks

      Lee

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992

      Glad we agree :)

      Thanks

      Lee

    • KevvoDeverson profile image

      Kevin Deverson 

      3 years ago from Leyland, UK

      Don't fancy Morocco, even though you have done a good article on it sorry

    • emmaouthworth profile image

      Emma Southworth 

      3 years ago from Manchester

      Morocco is on my travel list thanks for sharing

    • Thomasjames1992 profile image

      Thomas James 

      3 years ago from London

      Yep it was star wars lol

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992,

      Yep i think it was on a star wars film not sure which one

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Thomas James 

      3 years ago from London

      The ''Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate'' is really weird sure ive seen it on a film!

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Romanian

      Thanks again :) Yep i totally agree with you Morocco it's a beautiful country.

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Nicu 

      3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      Morocco it's a beautiful country, it's very close to Europe, but only a few prefer to visit it. They are missing a lot.

    • traveleze profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi lions44

      Thanks for the feedback appreciate it :)

      Yep you should defiantly visit it

      Thanks

      Lee

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      CJ Kelly 

      3 years ago from Auburn, WA

      Really want to go. My dad always had great stories about the places he went there. Top of my list. Thanks for the primer. Voted up.

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