Morocco: what to see, itinerary 7 days, 18 attractions

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What to see in Morocco, attractions and important monuments, itinerary of the places not to be missed during a holiday in the North African state.

Travel Guide Morocco

A very rich artistic history and folk, a stimulating environment for those who face a trip to Morocco, whose coasts overlook the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south over the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s possible to take walks in the desert, along the coasts and plains, or visit the open-air markets where there are artisans who produce carpets and stalls selling pottery, jewelry, brass and wood.

What to see in Morocco

Asilah is a small town located 40km from Tangier on the north-western tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It’s was under Roman, Spanish, Portuguese rule. Ramparts, towers, imposing ramparts, seaside walks and restaurants famous for their seafood fried await every tourist. The city is surrounded by defensive walls.

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco. Major industries and banks have their headquarters here and this makes Casablanca the economic capital of Morocco and one of the largest shopping centers in North Africa. Located near the capital Rabat, Casablanca is also the main seaport on the Atlantic Ocean and the city where risiete University Hassan founded in 1976.

Chefchaouen is said to be one of the nicest cities throughout Morocco. It’s a holy city where there are about 20 mosques and shrines that welcome thousands of people on pilgrimage every year. It was founded in 1471, it is particularly known for its low houses with bright tile roofs and carpet weaving.

Erfoud is the main town of the valley of Ziz where you find a small square with stalls of fruit and vegetables and some craft stores.

Essaouira is a coastal town with beautiful beaches. To visit the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah Museum, located in the former residence of a pasha, which houses an ethnographic collection and a history of traditional local music. There are documents of Berber songs and string instruments decorated with inlays, which were used by musicians to accompany the dances.

Fez is the most mystical of the imperial cities of Morocco, founded in 808 AD by the king of Morocco Moulay Idris II saint and became the capital and spiritual center of Morocco. Fez is divided into two distinct areas, the Fez el Jdid and Fez el Bali. In the oldest part of the city are important architectural treasures.

Imlil Gorges is a charming mountain village and starting point for excursions through the national park of Toubkal.

Marrakesh gave its name to Morocco, which is derived from this medieval name. With the conquest of the Almoravids, Berber dynasty from the Sahara, southern Spain, Marrakech was involved in the cosmopolitan culture of Andalusia. Under the domination of the Almoravids, Marrakech became a bastion of Islamic civilization and an intellectual center, where converged scholars and philosophers most famous of the time, and were built luxurious buildings and beautiful gardens. The ancient fortified walls and gates of the city are medieval monuments. From the business perspective, Marrakech is famous for its very thorough skin.

Meknes is a city located in northern Morocco, based economy Agrigola and carpet production.

Merzouga Dunes is a place from where you can see a beautiful sunrise over the desert.

Ouarzazate was founded by the French in the 20s through the work of the French as a military and administrative center. It is located in the valley of Dades not far from the Sahara desert. Nearby there are several movie, used to turn even famous films set in the desert. On the outskirts, proceeding towards Tinerhir, is Taorirt Casbah, a major tourist complessso.

Rabat is the political and administrative capital of Morocco, home to the official residence of the king with all ministries and embassies in the country. There are also many manufacturing industries including textile and food and are the University Mohammed V and the National Conservatory of Music. The Theatre Mohamed V and an archaeological museum are located in the city center.

Tangier is a port of northern Morocco with a long history since it was Phoenician city, Carthaginian, Roman, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and British.

Taroudannt is also called the small Marrakesh, characterized by fragrant gardens and winding streets. Place Assarag, with its cafes and restaurants, is the favorite meeting place for residents and tourists.

Tetouan is a city Arab-Berber, situated on the slopes of Jebel Dersa, mall with the sale of grain, cattle, citrus and crafts. Products are tobacco, soap, matches, building materials and textiles. The main industries are dedicated to the press, cabinet-and canned fish.

Tinerhir is located about 14 km from Todra Gorge, constituting this a good base from which to explore it.

Zagora is the place where in the fourteenth century, in the oasis of Zagora, the Saadians first conquered the Souss and later throughout Morocco.