Morocco is fast becoming a go to destination for tourists all over the world. With its stunning blend of cultures and picturesque scenery Morocco is a melting pot of food, art and architecture. As well as all this it also maintains a rich cultural and religious history sprawling back thousands of years, Morocco is truly the Athens of Africa.
With the impending release of our Morocco short in mind, we have put together our list of the five must visit places in Morocco!
The stunning city of Marrakech embodies the vibrant multiculturalism of Morocco. With French, Berber, Moorish and Islamic influences throughout, it is the cultural core of the indigenous Berber people. Marrakech is a must visit, for its many madrassas and the largest traditional market place (Souk) in Morocco.
The City of Fes is famous for being the largest Medina in the world. Containing over 9000 streets it is believed to be one of world’s largest urban car free zones. Its stunning Madrassas and city walls exemplify traditional Moorish architecture. Fes also contains the largest outdoor leather tannery in the world and is the home of the famous Moroccan chicken pie, a must try delicacy that combines sweet and savoury to perfection.
Known as the blue city, Chefchaouen is a gorgeous blue and white city reminiscent of the Greek Islands. Filled to the brim with cafés, restaurants, retreats and resorts, Chefchaouen is ideal for tourists coming down from Europe due to its proximity to Tangier and the Mediterranean Sea. Be careful when speaking to locals, as you’ll never quite know if they’re speaking Arabic, French, Spanish, English or Berber!
Essaouria and it’s surrounding fishing villages make up some of the most pristine surfing beaches in the Northern Hemisphere. From Tamri to La Source there are fifteen odd reef and beach breaks over a 25km stretch of beach, some for learners and some for more seasoned pros. If you’re looking for a more party atmosphere, the city itself has plenty of restaurants and bars to peak your interest.
Though not as atmospheric as other Moroccan cities, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. This is where money is being made, where young Moroccans come to seek their fortunes and where business and the creative industries prosper.
Written by Sebastian Cooper