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Morocco sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

An amazing country, which miraculously mixes traditions of Islam and European culture, Morocco never ceases to amaze travelers with its unforgettable places of interest. Simply every city in this ancient country keeps numerous mysteries and secrets. The capital of the country alone is home to more than a hundred of interesting buildings, bazaars and museums. Tourists are recommended to visit such sights as Kasbah of the Udayas, Mulay Slimane Mosque and Moulay El Mekki Mosque, ruins of Yaqub al-Mansur Mosque, the Royal Palace and tombs of Kings Hasan II and Mohammed V. When it comes to culture facilities of the country, the most famous ones are the Museum of Ancient History, the Museum of Moroccan Art, the Museum of Archaeology, Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Art Gallery.
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The city of Marrakech is an important tourist destination. The so-called historic part of the city is naturally the most attractive one for tourists. The central part of the city is the location of the Koutoubia Mosque, the building of which took place in the 12th century. The beautiful minaret, the height of which is 77 metres, remains the main peculiarity of this mosque. Jemaa el-Fnaa Square is located right in front of it. All biggest streets of Marrakech start from the square. During a walk here you will see beautiful palaces, museums and mosques, but large and bustling bazaars still remain the main distinctive feature of the city. Local bazaars are usually bound to a specific type of a product, and one can find virtually anything there. There are bazaars that specialize in spices, leather goods, markets for historical artefacts and clothes, and, of course, food bazaars.
The city of Casablanca is a wonderful place where visitors will find different entertainment. This is a large port center and a famous historic region. The square of United Nations is considered the heart of the historic district. Old main historic landmarks are located around the square. These are Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Big Mosque of Hasan II. Don't forget to visit numerous parks, during a walk in which you will be able to see tenths of wonderful mosques. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The suburbs of the city are also a very interesting place from a historic point of view as they are the location of the ancient settlement of Anfa. Visitors will see here ruins of houses, ancient temples and squares. Archaeological excavations never stop on the territory of the settlement. The city of Fez is also rich in places of interest. This is the former capital of Morocco and the main cultural center of the country. There are several old protective facilities in the city and other important landmarks, such as Dar Batha Palace, Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, Andalusian Mosque and the tomb of Idris II.
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Famous and uniques places in Morocco from our review series

Chefchaouen

From the series “Nooks and villages that are more colorful than top touristic destinations”
The amazing city of Chefchaouen also known to many under the unofficial name of Blue City, is situated in Morocco. It owes a name to its unique architecture. Like many hundreds of years ago, locals live in old stone houses with walls painted blue. Streets look like works of art. While walking there, you can see thousands of different shades of blue.

The history of the city is simply amazing. It was founded in 1471 by Spanish, Jewish, and Muslim exiles. Away from home, they decided to create a town similar to their homeland. The city was built in a remote mountainous area. For hundreds of years, mountains and rocks have served as a safe natural defense. The blue color, which the townspeople paint their houses, is a reminder about the importance of the Jewish tradition. Blue color is … Read all

Medina of Marrakesh

From the series “The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa”
Marrakech is the most visited and colourful city in Morocco, whose historic center is famous all over the world thanks to incredible architectural sights and lively markets. In 1985, the Medina of Marrakesh was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many tourists know it under the unofficial name 'Red City'. The thing is that old clay buildings and fortifications with red walls are the most important landmarks of the old town.

The central square of Medina is Djemaa el Fna, life on which does not freeze literally for a minute. This is the largest place in Africa. Today it is hard to imagine that in this picturesque and busy square criminals were executed a few centuries ago. Here you can always meet sellers of sweets and water, as well as acrobats and dancers who present their talents. The … Read all

Chefchaouen

From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
In Morocco, on the slopes of the Reef Mountains, is a wonderful city of Chefchaouen. Its main attraction are old houses, whose walls are traditionally painted blue. This interesting tradition is associated with the first settlers of these places, the Jews. In the second half of the 15th century. Fleeing from the Spanish Inquisition, they founded a small settlement in the mountains. Despite the fact that the first tenants left their ancient stone houses long ago, the tradition to paint the walls in blue remained.

The history of the city is very interesting. Until 1920 it remained closed to foreigners. From the time of its founding and until this time the city was visited by only three foreigners. Partly, that's why Chefchaouen has been able to preserve its unique culture and original way … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Morocco

Marrakech
This town is very popular among tourists, however the residents of Morocco never miss an opportunity to visit this charming place that has such a great atmosphere and location. Among the main attractions of the city we should definitely mention the center of Marrakech - Medina, in which is located the mausoleum of the founder of the city; the palace of Bahia and the Castle Gold Apples. Also don’t forget to visit the central square of the city, Jamaa el Fna, where you can get much … Read more
Casablanca
The old part of the city is called Medina and here you can walk on typical eastern streets and watch all most important sights of this place. The most unusual building of this region is Mahakma du Pacha. Nowadays this building is used to hold the prefecture of one of the city’s regions. Tourists are allowed to watch the inner decoration of the building, so they can make an excursion on halls that amaze by their rich inner decoration. The inner garden is a place for a small park. One more … Read more
Agadir
Most probably, this is the most “European” of all Moroccan cities. Here women don’t wear hijab and many local people prefer European style in clothes. The city will amaze you by its beautiful and clean streets, spacious walleyes and accurate parks. The city has much space for walking and you will see cozy cafes and restaurants, and numerous shops simply everywhere. Among most popular entertainments for tourists are yacht cruises, fishing, and horse or camel rides. Absolutely each hotel … Read more
Tanger
Just like any Moroccan city, Tangier is famous for its beautiful bazaars. The most popular and largest one is located in the central part of the city. It is called "Grand Socco". In addition to the luxury choice of products this market is a great place to see wonderful performances of street artists. It’s really hard to find another place where snake charmers, dancers, magicians and fakirs demonstrate their amazing performance to visitors. In this market you can also buy traditional … Read more
Rabat
The ancient settlement Schella is a true sight of antiquity. The buildings here were built back in the 2nd century. Nowadays only a fragment of the District Wall, Abu Hassan Tomb, the mausoleum, Sala Ruins and the minaret remained from the village. All these constructions are considered real treasures of architecture. Hassan Mosque built in the 12th century is known as the main religious attraction. This is a massive and beautiful construction, which project has never been completed. The … Read more
Fez
Among the religious sites of the city the most interesting ones are University of Al-Karaouine, Grand Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Idriss II. They contain valuable historical artifacts, and the decoration of the halls remains untouched for already several centuries. Royal Palace is one of the most remarkable architectural structures of the city. Nowadays the palace houses the exhibition of Museum of Art. Active rest fans are welcome to participate in numerous excursions that take … Read more

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