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Places to Visit in Morocco

Morocco, or the Kingdom of Morocco as it is officially known, is a Northern African country with the capital in Rabat, even though its largest city is Casablanca. Although economically it is weak, Morocco is very rich in culture and history, which is why it is one of the most preferred exotic destinations. Some of the best places to visit in Morocco are its imperial cities Marrakech, Meknes and Fes where you can find the so-popular bazaars, markets, town squares and palaces. But the country is also famous for its beaches, the best of which can be found in beautiful cities like Tangier, Essaouira or Asilah.

As we mentioned before, some of the most interesting places to visit in Morocco are its highly cultural and historical cities, the best of which has to be Marrakech. At first sight, Marrakech will seem crowded, polluted and noisy, but slowly visitors will realize that that is what makes it so special and confers it its inimitable atmosphere. Its cultural center is simply breathtaking and if you want to get rid of the crowds for a while you can take a visit at the Majorelle Gardens or the gardens surrounding the Saadian Tombs.

You cannot look for places to visit in Morocco and exclude Fes, the largest medieval city in the entire Arab world. You’ll be surprised by the way modernity and antiquity go hand in hand here, creating a really unique atmosphere. Here you can visit the Royal Palace, the Merenid tombs and the Jewish quarter Mellah. Fes was the capital of Morocco for over four hundred years, remaining its cultural and religious center to this day.

Essaouira is a beach city where you can relax and enjoy the sun and water. It used to be an important hippie destination in the 1960s, being visited by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley. This was a bohemian and relaxed city and you can still feel that walking through its narrow streets and listening to the traditional music echoing between its walls. Tangier used to be a beatnik destination as well and it sill remains one of the best places to visit in Morocco. Tangier is a port city, which explains its multi-faceted and complex culture and its numerous influences which are both African and European. While in Tangier, don’t miss visiting The Medina, the old-walled city full of brothels, shops and tea-houses. The Kasbah is another wonderful destination where you can see the old Sultan’s palace, now known as Dar El Makhzen and transformed into a museum that holds great works of Moroccan art.

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