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10 Morocco Cities Full of Charm, History, and Adventure

The land of beautiful deserts, lively culture and historic cities, Morocco invites travelers with its irresistible appeal. Whether you want to enjoy the noisy and frenzied atmosphere of the marketplace, or walk through the calm and ancient Kasbah of Morocco.. To help you plan your Moroccan adventure, here’s a glimpse into 10 cities that will leave you enthralled

1. Marrakech: Known as the “Red City,” Marrakech is a feast to the senses in the most delightful way. Explore the winding streets of the ancient medina, a designated UNESCO site, and be charmed by the patterns of mosaics and activity in the markets. Make sure to visit the Jemaa el-Fnaa, an open-air theater where snake charmers and acrobats perform and food is sold. In the evening, go to a rooftop terrace, where you will be able to enjoy the view of the city during sunset.

2. Chefchaouen: Known as the ‘Blue Pearl’, Chefchaouen is indeed a feast for the eyes. Stroll the blue alleys of the medina and marvel as if you are in a fairytale. Spend your time in a typical cafe with a view of the main square and enjoy the peace and quiet of a resort in the mountains. If you’re up for a more exciting trip, feel free to walk around the Rif Mountains, which offer not only stunning vistas but also warm-hearted people.

3. Essaouira: Unlike some Moroccan cities, Essaouira is a relatively laid-back coastal town. Visit the Skala Fortress to capture the breathtaking view of the ocean or have fresh seafood at the beach nearby. It is mostly visited by windsurfers due to its constant waves making it the best place for water sports. There is also art in Essaouira, which is evidenced by the numerous galleries that display local crafts and paintings. Do not forget to negotiate the price of a painting that you would like to take home.

4. Fes: Step back in time in Fes, Morocco’s oldest imperial city. The most famous one is Fes el-Bali, the largest car-free urban area in the world, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience in the existing tanneries for leatherworking that was something never changed for generations of craftsmanship. There is a high chance of getting lost when wandering inside the medina; therefore, consider hiring a local guide who will take you through the most significant attractions such as the old mosques and lively spice markets, among others.

5. Rabat: Rabat is the capital city of Morocco, it has a blend of past and present. Discover the beautiful royal palace, walk through the kasbah for a breathtaking view of the sea, and be enthralled by the Hassan Tower which is an uncompleted minaret. Rabat also serves as a good starting point when planning to visit other sites of interest like the Chellah necropolis, a vast and evocative complex of Roman and Islamic architecture.

6. Tangier: Tangier is situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean and that is why European and African influences are felt in the city. Go for sunset viewing at the Cap Spartel lighthouse; shop for spices at the Grand Socco market; and immerse in Tangier’s artistry. Tangier was popular among artists and poets such as Matisse and Kerouac and the feeling of artistic freedom can be felt to this day. Visit many beautiful cafes and interesting galleries to feel the atmosphere of a creative city.

7. Ouarzazate: Often referred to as the ‘Hollywood of Morocco,’ Ouarzazate is the gateway to the Sahara. Spend a day visiting the fascinating Dades Gorge or Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village referred to as a ksar and featured in many movies. As for Ouarzazate, it is a rather large city and has a definite Berber flavor to it. The local souks are the best places to shop for authentic Berber rugs, pottery, and jewelry.

8. Casablanca: While Casablanca signaled wartime romance, this city of the new millennium has much more to offer. Go to the Hassan II Mosque, one of the biggest in the world which has a floor that opens to the ocean. Take a walk along the Corniche beach front which is one of the most frequented areas in Kuwait. Check out the colonial and art deco architecture and do not leave the city without visiting one of the largest shopping malls in Africa – Morocco Mall.

9. Agadir: If you are looking for a beach destination with Moroccan spice then Agadir will not let you down. Sunbatanze on its broad, sandy shores, try out water activities such as surfing and kitesurfing or visit the buoyant marina. Visit Paradise Valley for a day trip as the name suggests it is a small valley with palm trees and waterfalls to cool off from the heat. For dinner, try out fresh seafood at a restaurant on the beachfront with a view of the setting sun.

10. Meknes: Meknes is one of the most interesting cities and is often left in the shadow of its more popular counterparts. Visit the Bab Mansour – a large gate with detailed mosaic tiles and the Volubilis – a listed ancient Roman city with stunning architecture. Meknes is famous for underground tunnels, the Heri es-Souani, consisting of a great number of passages and rooms for storing grain and keeping animals. Another must-visit place is the spice market to feel the atmosphere of life of the local population, the smell of spices alone will remain with you for a long time.

Morocco’s cities are vivid and diverse places where one can find bazaars and fortresses, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality. Therefore, do not miss the opportunity to visit Morocco and have the most enthralling experience ever!

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