Top Reasons To Visit Morocco

There are many things that can qualify as the top reasons to visit Morocco – sights, activities, culture, history, products, religion. There is so much in this country that is worth appreciating. This is why there are as much as 8 million people visiting it yearly. But there’s no doubt the country is focusing its tourism on its coastal attractions, rich culture and interesting history. So don’t be surprised if locals and tourism boards point you to the following destinations direction while you are in town.

Mosque seen from the Atlantic Ocean side

Mosque seen from the Atlantic Ocean side

Casablanca. Yes, it is everything the movie portrayed and more. But you should see it today, with all the development it has undergone. This beautiful port city is actually also the largest in the country. And it is also considered its economic and business center. Anyone who is looking to mix business and pleasure will certainly find their time here worthwhile. But while you set up appointments among your business partners in the area, you should take the time to visit its main sights, including the Hassan II Mosque (which is the largest in Africa), the Casablanca Cathedral (wherein you can see Mauresque architecture at its finest) and the small island of Marabout de Sidi Abderrahmane, where the tomb of Sidi Abderrhamane Thaalibi is found.

And then there’s Essaouira, which also houses some of the top reasons to visit Morocco. This port city once accommodated a Portuguese settlement and earned the Berber name Mogadore, which translated to wall. It was closed to people for a long time that it was able to retain much of its history and beauty. But then the English and French came. And now it reflects a mixture of culture to tourists. One of the best known features of the city is its beaches. Herald one of the best beaches in the world by Telegraph, this particular point of interest boast of fine sand and inviting waves that make it possible for tourists to engage in a little windsurfing, fishing and lounging by the beach. There are also a lot of concession stands surrounding the area so you could sipping mint tea while breathing in fresh, sea air.

A view of the Medina from the Jamai Palace, Fes, Morocco.

A view of the Medina from the Jamai Palace, Fes, Morocco.

Now if you are looking for a destination that has a lot of religious significance, you should drip by Fez as it is Marrakesh most mystical city. Fes el Bali, one of its main districts and top reasons to visit Morocco, is the oldest and only walled part of the city. It collects thousands of tourists yearly as it hosts the oldest university in the world (Al-Karaouine), among others. Originally founded as the capital of the Idrisi Dynasty, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981 since it reflected an ancient way of life. Other religious and historical monuments found here are the Bou Inania Madrasa, Al Attarine Madrasa, Zaouia Moulay Idriss II, Dar al Magana and Aben Danan Synagogue.


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