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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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In the 10th century BC, the territory of Morocco was a place where the old country of Carthage was located. In the 2nd century, it was conquered by the Roman Empire. In the subsequent centuries, the lands saw multiple conquests of vandals and then of the Byzantine Empire. The first Arab country was formed in the territory of Morocco in the late 8th century. Later, it became a heart of the large empire. This empire consisted of territories of present Tunis, Algeria and Libya.
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The first half of the 15th century was characterized by an active Spanish and Portuguese expansion. As a result, a lot of large cities were conquered. Only at the beginning of the 17th century, the Moroccan country entered the development stage. It flourished during the ruling of Ahmad al-Mansur. For several hundred years, the prosperity alternated with the downfall and internal conflicts. The war with Spain in 1859-1860 was a serious challenge for Morocco. At the beginning of the 20th century, the country was conquered by France and gained independence from it only in 1956.
The main value of modern Morocco is its inimitable national culture. The country is characterized by a special rhythm of life and many interesting traditions. The inimitable culture is reflected in all aspects of the Moroccans’ life. Many people associate Morocco with picturesque noisy markets, during a stroll along which you can sink into an incomparable national atmosphere. Here, you can smell spices and coffee. On the market, you can buy luxurious hand-made carpets and jewels in the Moroccan style.
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Beach resorts of Morocco, the best of which is Agadit, deserve a special attention. At beach resorts, vacationers can take advantage of services offered by upscale thalassotherapy and spa centers. You can always supplement your usual beach recreation with the care for your health. The resort of Oualidia – the location of the beautiful lagoon – is very popular with vacationers having children.
Fes The important component of the national culture is the unique Moroccan cuisine. At national restaurants, the visitors can taste traditional couscous, a lot of lamb and mutton dishes, soups and traditional pastry. The local cuisine is distinguished by the use of spices. Also, exquisite wines are produced in Morocco.
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Famous and uniques places in Morocco from our review series

Hassan II Mosque

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
In Casablanca you can see the greatest Hassan II Mosque that was built only in 1993. In size, it is in the seventh place in the word and the only one in Morocco. Minaret’s high is 210 metres – that is a world record. Its unusual thing is a laser beam fitted at the top, which is electronically operated in the evening. It is oriented towards Mecca, across the sea. Hassan II Mosque was built right on the seaside on a special brow that borders on the Atlantic Ocean.

The floor of the mosque is partly consisting from the glass. Through this glass, you can see the sea bottom. The Mosque inside capacity is 25 000 people, outside area can have up to 80 000 people. If you once can visit this mosque, you will remember it forever. The best time for visiting it inside during the ebb and flood. At … Read all

Taroudant

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Taroudant city is situated in the southern part of Morocco. The town is known as the "Grandmother of Marrakesh" because it looks like a small Marrakesh. The main peculiarity of the town is the powerful walls, that were saved from the Medieval times. The first town was established there more than a thousand years ago. Taroudant flourished in 16th-17th centuries. As earlier, today the town is the trade center. There you can buy rare Moroccan spices, handicraft products, awesome fabrics, jewelry and even clothes and shoes from locals.

However, tourists visit this town not only for shopping but also to adore with its historical landmarks. The fortress walls are 7 meters high and 5 thousand meters long. These walls hide a fabulous town with a number of old buildings, long alleys, orange and … Read all

Morocco Mall

From the series “12 Largest Shopping Centers Worldwide”
The biggest renting area of the mall in Africa is in Casablanca. Its' name is "Morocco Mall". The mall is situated in the incredibly beautiful building with an unusual design of the roof. Outside there is a landscaped garden with a number of exotic plants, imitations of waterfalls and fountains. There you can find no more than 350 shops but a lot of tourists come here not only for shopping.

An enormous aquarium is set up in the central atrium. Its volume is over one million litres. Several dozens of fish species live there: from tiny to quite enormous. Hundreds of people come here to look at them every day. "Morocco Mall" is situated in a picturesque coastal area. A lot of people come here to relax in the beautiful garden and to enjoy with the panorama. As others big shopping malls … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Morocco

Marrakech
Nearby is another majestic architectural monument - the El Badi Palace. It was built by the order of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who gained an important victory over the Portuguese troops. Like many years ago, now the palace differs in its very beautiful external and internal decoration. On its territory, there is a picturesque courtyard, buried in an abundance of ornamental plants and flowers. In the garden surrounding the palace, beautiful orange trees grow. National holidays and various … Read more
Fes
The University of al-Qarawiyyin building is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting architectural landmarks of the city. The university is very old – it was founded yet in 859. Even nowadays the University of al-Qarawiyyin remains one of the most important and famous educational centers in the Islamic world. A visit to Zaouia Moulay Idris II also promises to be an unforgettable one. The mausoleum has a luxurious design in the national style. Inside the building, visitors can see a rich … Read more
Casablanca
The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbolic monument for the city. This Catholic Church was built in 1930. In 1956, when the independence of Morocco was proclaimed, the church was closed. However, the historic building was not destroyed. Now it is used for exhibitions and various cultural events. In the church, many interesting elements of decoration were preserved. Fans of unusual sights will be interested in visiting the El-Hank Lighthouse. It was built in 1914 and is located on a … Read more
Agadir
Another attractive place for walking is the fishing port of Agadir. This is a real open-air museum where a variety of sea vessels can be observed. Every morning, some fishermen go to the sea by boats, on which their distant ancestors sailed. Next to such "rarities" you can see some incredible and beautiful modern yachts. In the port area is constantly a busy place, at noon you can always buy fresh seafood. Travellers who plan to visit Agadir with their children should definitely check out the … Read more
Tanger
An interesting collection of historical artifacts presents the Museum of Ancient History and Antiques. Dar El-Makzen palace became its location. The beautiful palace used to belong to Sultan once. Today, its spacious rooms with luxurious design are used to store unique archaeological finds, jewelry, pottery, elegant carpets, and weapons. Of particular value are ancient Roman mosaics and decoration of some of the halls. A picturesque Asilah beach is exclusive not only as a natural object but … Read more
Rabat
St. Peter's Cathedral is the special attraction of Rabat. It was built in 1921 and is located in the very heart of the city. The Orthodox church was created as the residence of the archbishop. It represents a vivid example of the Art Deco style. The snow-white walls of the temple and its tall carved pinnacles surrounded by traditional Moroccan buildings look very unusual. In the magnificent ancient palace, built in the 17th century, is located Udai Museum. Once this majestic palace belonged … Read more

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