The most important attractions in Morocco

Morocco is an ancient land bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, while the inland is characterized by rugged mountains and expansive desert. The Moroccan people are a mix of Berber, Arabian and European cultures, influences that are evident in the country’s rich cultural heritage – from its delicious food, friendly locals, beautiful architecture, luxury holiday resorts and extraordinary landscapes. When visiting Morocco, these are the places you absolutely cannot miss: Fez is referred to the country’s cultural capital, known for the Fes El Bali walled medina and its astounding medieval Marandi architecture, bustling souks and old-worldly atmosphere.

Casablanca, the commercial hub of western Morocco and on the Atlantic Ocean, boasts a blend of Moorish style and French colonial architecture. The enormous Hassan II Mosque, numerous art galleries, restaurants, souks and a stroll around Place Mohammed V, the main square in town, are not to be missed. Bookmark and Share

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Natural attractions in Morocco

Marrakesh is situated at the foot of the famous Atlas Mountains and although bustling with activity, has an interesting cultural history. Take in the Majorelle gardens, the ancient Saadian Tombs or haggle for carpets in a Riad before taking a walk around the Djemma el Fna, the large central square that is the heart of Marrakech.

El Jadida port city is a UNESCO world heritage site and boasts massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone, the world famous Mazagan beach resort and the Gothic-style Church of the Assumption.

The Mamora Forest near Rabat is home to huge numbers of cork trees, pine groves, wild pear trees and eucalyptus trees. It attracts birds and animals of all kinds and is a popular hiking spot. The Friouato Caves with its breath-taking rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites is the largest cave system in Northern Africa and is just outside the town of Taza.

The Souss Massa Biological Reserve is known for its amazing 200 bird species such as spoonbills, flamingos and waders. It’s also home to Egyptian cobras, red foxes, leopards and jackals. In the High Atlas region, you can encounter elephants, squirrels and an astounding array of colourful butterflies. Todra Gorge in the High Atlas Mountains is a spectacular 40-km long canyon carved out by the Todra and Dades rivers. The Tafilalet oasis is the largest oasis in the world, founded by Berbers in 757 and famous for its 800,000 date trees. The Saharan dunes, known as Erg Chebbi, extend 22km from north to south, and up to 10 km from east to west. They are the largest dunes in Morocco. Legzira beach, also known as the Red Beach, features spectacular red stone arches created through erosion over thousands of years.

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