Morocco is the famous mountains country of western North Africa that lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Morocco is rich in history and culture – you’ll be very excited! The country has a population of more than 36 million people, the capital city is Rabat but the largest city is Casablanca. Spoken languages are Arabic several Berber dialects and French.
Colorful souks, Moorish architecture and intimate gardens – Marrakesh is unforgettable. Spend your day exploring the quiet courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina.
Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colours and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. Horse-drawn carriage rides, sunny terraces, travelling artists and night activities will give a tates of wishful comeback.
You will be able to admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio. You can also relax and recharge at the Menara, a vast garden with an emblematic basin.
The three ranges of the Atlas Mountains create a striking, sometimes harsh barrier between the arid Sahara and Morocco’s milder coastal climate. The middle of these ranges, the High Atlas Mountains, begins close to the Atlantic in Agadir and run in a jagged line northeast through the country, encompassing some of the region’s most authentic pockets of culture as well as offering some of its best opportunities for walking.
The mountains’ broad russet slopes are dotted with scrubby pines and lacy cedars, and the peaks gleam with snow even in the warmer months. Dirt roads and narrow footpaths snake through the otherwise pristine landscape, and in the moist, green valleys you’ll wind past herds of goats, wild herbs and small, remote Berber villages.
Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. Houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.
Ouarzazate in Morocco is around 200 kilometers south of Marrakech and is a popular stopover for round trips, but also for excursions and desert tours.
The city itself is worth seeing, but the immediate area also has some great attractions to offer. Ouarzazate is best known for its film studios in which world-famous films were made, and for the Kasbah Taourirt, which is well-preserved and can be viewed from the inside.
Jeema el Fna square
The Jemaa el-Fna Square is one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakesh and has become one of the symbols of the city since its foundation in the eleventh century. It represents a unique concentration of popular Moroccan cultural traditions performed through musical, religious and artistic expressions. You will find snake charmers, monkey tamers, dancers, letter writers, water carriers… And, above all, a string of cafés and restaurants where people of all ages and walks of life come, filling the square both in the day and at night.
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