Morocco Attractions and Cities
All of the exciting attractions available to tourists in Morocco as well as information about travel in the Kingdom of Morocco
Morocco has been influenced by several civilizations since Antiquity. Each has marked the land with an indelible imprint. This has produced an incomparable historical heritage. The variety of Moroccan landscapes is incredible. You move from summits to plains, from the greenest vegetation to the most complete aridity.
Agadir is the leading seaside resort in Morocco deserves its title. A 10km-long beach of fine sand and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. With its miraculous climate, providing a minimum of 300 days of sunshine a year, and its 10km-long beach, Agadir has all you need for a great seaside holidays.
The Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah decided, in the middle of the 18th century, to rebuild ancient Anfa (the hill), a small Berber 7th century town, from its ruins. The ancient medina, still partially enclosed by ramparts, became the first district of Casablanca.
Cut into the sides of two mountains, Chefchaouen is a city with blue and white lime-washed houses. A powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina.
Essaouira is the ideal place for rest and enjoyment. The Mogador resort, nestled in 1,500 acres of forest along sand dunes, is like a lush green sea of vegetation plunging down into the ocean. Nature is your friend throughout your holiday: the Jardins Filtrants® (filtering gardens) recycle the water used to irrigate the gardens and golf courses.
Traditionally your exploration of the medina in Fez should start at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The first monument to visit is the vast Bou Inania medersa, with its cedar woodwork, its sculptured stucco and its marble and onyx decoration. As you continue along Talaa Kebira Street (big climb),
Morocco is named after this legendary town which is one of its four imperial cities. A genuine and unspoilt place. You go back in time once you arrive in Marrakesh. You can easily imagine the caravaneers loading their camels with food, tools and handiwork as you wander through the picturesque alleys of the old town.
The largest Roman archeological site in Morocco lies 31km north of Meknès: Volubilis. Triumphal arch, capitol building, house of Bacchus – everything testifies to the city's splendor and its economical and political weight. Not to mention the moving delicacy of the mosaics.
Ouarzazate has been unfailingly linked with cinema since 1984. Its climate, geographical situation and economic conditions have encouraged film studios to locate there. The sets of films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra or the Sheltering Sky and Gladiator can be visited.
Sober and graceful, Rabat stretches serenely along the ocean’s edge. Hassan Tower, in all its force, is outlined against the sky, dominating an esplanade of marble pillars, the remnants of a mosque conceived in the 12th century so that the entire army of the sovereign Yaqub Al-Mansour could pray there.
The blue pearl of Morocco, Saidia, is in the process of modernising so that you will soon be able to take advantage of the turquoise Mediterranean, its 14-km beach and splendid surrounding countryside.
The tangier medina has always fascinated artists. Eugène Delacroix, Henri Matisse, Paul Bowles, … the list can be continued. All have fallen for the charm of Petit Socco Square and its cafés, especially the famous Tingis, despite the nefarious reputation acquired during the period when casinos and dance halls abounded.
The medina of Tetouan and its unique network of shaded alleyways, is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Its large mellah (Jewish quarter) was called Little Jerusalem. It is the most lively area after nightfall. Here, the souks are well separated, each trade occupying a precise perimeter.
Taroudant has imposing adobe ramparts, adorned with square towers. A 7km horse-drawn carriage tour around it reveals its five gates, Bab El-Kasba being the main one and the most majestic. The excellent condition of the crenellated fortifications demands respect.