Have you ever seen a place so Beautiful?
One of the reasons Morocco is a good place to visit is its varied geography! Morocco doesn’t just have paradise beaches and sweeping expanses of desert, it also has mountains! Morocco has two major mountain ranges, the Rif Mountains in the north and the Atlas Mountains stretching through the middle of the country.
Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwesternmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. It spans an area of 446,300 km2 or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi), with a population of roughly 37 million. Its official and predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber; the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan identity and culture is a vibrant mix of Berber, Arab, and European cultures. Its capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca.
Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
The history of Morocco:
The area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since at least Paleolithic times, beginning sometime between 190,000 and 90,000 BC. A recent publication has suggested that there is evidence for even earlier human habitation of the area: Homo sapiens fossils that had been discovered in the late 2000s near the Atlantic coast in Jebel Irhoud were recently dated to roughly 315,000 years ago. During the Upper Paleolithic, the Maghreb was more fertile than it is today, resembling a savanna, in contrast to its modern arid landscape. Twenty-two thousand years ago, the pre-existing Aterian culture was succeeded by the Iberomaurusian culture, which shared similarities with Iberian cultures. Skeletal similarities have been suggested between the human remains found at Iberomaurusian “Mechta-Afalou” burial sites and European Cro-Magnon remains. The Iberomaurusian culture was succeeded by the Beaker culture in Morocco.
Places you can go and see.
Marrakech is the most exciting place in Morocco. There’s so much going on you might find it even a bit overwhelming. Anyone visiting Marrakech must come to its ancient heart – the medina. This labyrinth of narrow alleys hides several treasures. You can find shops, markets (perfect if you enjoy haggling), small restaurants, stalls, and also a number of residential complexes called riads. Riads are often closed off with a wall and reveal their beauty only to those with access.
Meknes and volubilis:
Meknes and Volubilis are two off-beat places to visit in Morocco if you want to see something different. Meknes is a city that was founded by the Merenids dynasty in the XI century. It was the capital of Morocco from the 16th century to 1925. Being a capital and one of the royal cities in Morocco, Meknes has a number of architectural and historic sites worth exploring. Bab Mansour is one of the most beautiful gates in all of Morocco. Just next to it you will find Pace Hedim which is similar to Djemaa el Fna but smaller and less chaotic and more friendly. Volubilis site is truly an impressive site you can almost feel here like you are somewhere in Italy.
Of all the most unknown or least visited cities to explore in Morocco, it would be Rabat, which is also the capital of the country. Located right on the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has so many beautiful areas to explore.
From the French era district, the medina, and then some of the more modern areas of the city, Rabat is fun to explore. Needless to say, the capital of Morocco actually has a lot of cool things to do and see – from its historical attractions, to cool new hang out spots, and even outdoor adventure along the coast.
Popular attractions to visit include the Challah, or walled city and fortress to the historic district and ancient necropolis, to the beautiful Kasbah to the city, ans the ancient medina of Rabat.
Located in the northern part of Morocco is the city of Tangier. Known for its port, and its close proximity to Spain, Tangier is a unique mix of the old and the new in Morocco. The city has a large port, a lively promenade where families and couples are free to walk and enjoy balmy weather in the evenings. Tangier is also home to a lot of beaches. Unlike most places in the Iberian peninsula, beaches in Tangier are not crowded and are perfect for family picnics and kid-friendly activities. Tangier was the birthplace of Ibn Battuta, an explorer from the 14th century. Art and history enthusiasts can visit museums and archives for a very culturally immersive experience. One of the best things to do in Tangier is to explore the Kasbah Museum. This museum was the Royal Palace of the Sultan in the 17th century, and today it houses art and textiles from different parts of Morocco.
Where you should visit in Morroco.
- Bahia Palace
- Av. Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Hassan II Mosque
- Bd de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
- Saadien’s Tombs
- Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- El Badii-Ksibat Nhass Palace
- Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco