The 5 Most Breathtaking Attractions in Morocco

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It’s hard to imagine a more versatile and exuberant land that is filled with all kinds of experiences. With piles of treasures, dozens of snake charmers, and endless glasses of flavorful mint tea, there’s no better place to immerse yourself into the vibrant mix of African and Arab worlds. Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and take a step back in time as you travel along ancient coastal villages and fairytale-looking forts. No wonder Morocco has been enchanting artists of all kinds for decades – it’s like a dream come true!

Marrakesh Medina

This is probably the most iconic part of Morocco that draws thousands of tourists who want to get the most authentic feel of the country. Enter the old city through Djemma el-fna Square, a vast plaza that is filled with hundreds of stall vendors, snake charmers, traditional musicians, acrobats and artists of all kinds. It seems that half of the city goes through this plaza during the day, mingling with tourists while having as much fun exploring the stalls as the visitors of the city. Medina itself is also a spectacular experience. You’ll get to explore maze-like alleyways and dozens of loud shops. This is where the crazy and vibrant local life can be observed at its finest.

Marrakesh medina
A typical day through a medina.

Oudaias Kasbah

Head to the very heart of the city to the quaint and peaceful Rabat’s Oudaias Kasbah. It seems like an entirely different planet with almost no sounds and loud music that accompanies the hustle and bustle of most big cities. This old fortress boasts some of the most spectacular white-and-blue houses that look truly surreal against the bright skies of Morocco. It is definitely the prettiest district of the capitol and a not-to-miss photography destination.

Volubilis

History buffs will be ecstatic to visit these amazing-looking Roman ruins. This is among the top tourist attractions in Morocco which boasts remarkable mosaics, temple remnants, and tumbled columns that stand as a reminder that all things must end and even the greatest of empires don’t last forever. It’s a hilltop location that offers a remarkable scenic view over the surrounding territories. It’s also a popular one-day-trip destination from Fes and Meknes.

Volubilis
Volubilis

Dades Valley

If you’ve gotten tired of the big cities’ noise and buzz, it’s time to go and explore the magnificent nature of Morocco. With a striking backdrop of the High Atlas, Morocco's Dades Valley is a perfect destination for nature-lovers, trekkers and hikers of all ages. You’ll get to see plenty of old villages, spectacular landscapes and as much sky above your head as you can handle.

Fes el Bali

This is another cultural center that is not to be missed during your visit to Morocco. It’s an Old City that gets much less attention than the vibrant Marrakesh, but its ancient vibe is something you won’t find anywhere else. Once you get into the city, it’s almost impossible not to get lost! Beautiful old doors and exceptional architecture will have you stopping near each building.

Dades Valley
Dades Valley

 

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Ivanka Yurchenko is a writer and photographer with a passion for traveling. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, she spends a lot of time exploring the vibrant local culture that is filled with all kinds of events like music festivals, yoga retreats and art gallery openings. She enjoys writing about her travels to inspire other people to go out and see what the world has to offer. She left a job at marketing and went exploring Myanmar, India and Nepal. Now Ivanka is striving to become a great photographer to share the beauty of the world with as many people as possible.

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