Top Destinations in Morocco
Morocco Geographical Views
Morocco is a unique place on the map. It mixes Mediterranean living with an African flair. It is less expensive than many other travel destinations. It has coastlines that run along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, one of only three countries to bordered by both bodies of water. It has a unique geographical landscape offering no shortage of things to do and see.
Tourist Places of Morocco
The most popular tourist destination in Morocco is home to many of the country’s top museums and attractions. No trip to Morocco is complete without a stop at Jemaa el-Fna, a market square turned nightlife scene that’s great for people watching. Other sites in Marrakech include the Saadian Tombs, the Majorelle Gardens, the Badi Palace, and the Koutoubia Mosque.
The medina (old town) in Fez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a sprawling 2.6 square mile of twists and turns filled with market stalls and hidden treasures. Make sure to stop in a tannery, where the hides are skinned from animals and turned into leather. Other sites include the Merenid Tombs, the Boujeloud Gardens, and the Bou Inania Madrasa.
Made famous by the movie of the same name, the real site in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world that took 6,000 artisans five years to build. The city’s architecture mixes Art Deco and Moorish. It is one of the more Westernized cities in Morocco and great for a day trip.
The capital of Morocco is not the most popular tourist destination, but the city is easy to navigate and still offers plenty to see and do. It is the second largest city in the country but quieter than the others. Top sites include the Archaeological Museum, the Palace Museum, and the Andalusian Gardens.
A beautiful city with Moorish architecture that easily blends European and Islamic cultures. The city is walled and surrounded by an impressive gate, El Mansour. Other top sites include Dar Jamai Museum of Moroccan Arts, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Habs Qara, an underground prison, and Volubilis, the largest Roman ruins in North Africa just outside the city.
Take a 4x4 or camel tour of the Sahara Desert. Spend a few nights camping in a Bedouin tent. On your journey, make sure to check out the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the Todra Gorge, and Ait-Benhaddou, a traditional mud brick city that has been the filming location of many popular Hollywood movies.
Home to the highest peak in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal, the mountains are about an hour outside of Marrakech. A hike up the High Atlas will provide an incredible panoramic view of Morocco.