Five Moroccan cities that can up your exotic travel quotient
With a rich history, cultural heritage and breath-taking seascape –Morocco has everything for the exotic traveller.
Planning an international trip that is far from the usual? These Maghrebi cities can certainly be the reason to plan your next trip. With a rich history, cultural heritage and breath-taking seascape –Morocco has everything for the exotic traveller.
Located on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel, Tangier can be a wonderful vacation spot for solo travellers, families and couples.
This picturesque town with a rich history has a lot to offer visitors. The tomb of Ibn Battuta, the serene beaches, Grand Socco, and the Tangier Museum are a few interesting places that are a must visit.
Fes, which was the capital city of Morocco till 1925 is a World Heritage Site.
A visit to the Royal Palace (Dar el Makhzen), Old Medina (UNESCO World Heritage Centre), Zaouia Moulay Idriss II, Zallige Artisans Factory, Tanners’ Quarter and the University of Al Quaraouiyine (founded in 859) is bound to take you back in time.
Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, is located along the Atlantic Ocean.
Places like the D'r-al-Makhzen (the main royal residence), the Old Medina, Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V should be on your must visit list.
You must have known the city through Graham Nash's famous Marrakesh Express song. True to the spirit, Marrakech is a party lover's delight. The city has the largest souk (traditional market) in Morocco.
A visit to this city is incomplete without going to Jemaa el-Fnaa, Gueliz, Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace and the El Badi Palace.
Hollywood classic Casablanca must have created a strong desire among many movie buffs to visit this beautiful city.
While you are there, go marvel at the Hassan II Mosque – the largest in Africa, and the third-largest in the world.
Other places to visit are the Old and New Medinas of Casablanca, and the Morocco Mall. Don't forget to pamper yourself with a good Moroccan hammam.