Best places to visit in Morocco – The beautiful kingdom of North Africa, where you can see the Mediterranean from Chefchaouen and the Atlantic Ocean from Casablanca. The land of unique culture and wonderful nature, with centuries of charming ancient Muslims, romantic beaches, hot deserts, or winding canyons. The Moroccan people call their country in three languages: French (Maroc), Arabic (Al-Maghrib), and Tamazight (ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ).
#1. Marrakech: The capital of tourists
Marrakech is also known by the name of Red City because its houses, walls, and streets are painted in red and pink. Established at the end of the 12th century, Marrakech was once the official capital of Morocco, playing an important role in the trans-Saharan trade route.
Today it is the capital of tourists with the old streets, old houses riad. The most famous is Djamâa el Fna square(Street Theater), where there is a night market where everyone should come once in a lifetime. Let us show you the secrets of this active city, also we can combine it with the Merzouga Sahara desert in a few days of the desert tour. Check our proposal for Marrakech desert tours.
#2. Fes: Country’s cultural capital
Explore the Old City of Fez el-Bali
Step into a time warp in this 9th-century medina, the world’s most active medieval city. With culturally important fondouks, riads, Medersas, Mosques, and palaces dating back 1,000 years filling the 9,500 alleyways, it’s no surprise Fez el-Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check our proposal Fes Desert Tours and explore with us this cultural city also we can combine it with Merzouga Sahara desert in few days of the desert trip.
#3. Merzouga Sahara Desert
Coming to Merzouga, the small town known as the Desert Gate, you have the opportunity to sit in dedicated cars across the windswept Erg-Chebbi sand dunes and watch the sunset or sunrise fall brightly into the desert. In particular, here you can camel trek experience and overnight in a desert camp & much more desert activities in Merzouga.
#4. Casablanca ( Morocco’s economic city)
Casablanca, Morocco‘s commercial center, tends to come lower down on the tourism list, behind the likes of Marrakech and Rabat; however, the city’s French colonial legacy, entwined with the traditional Arab culture, ensures there are lots of diverse things to do and see.
Alongside the art deco buildings and old stone medina alleys, visitors can find museums, palaces, and the second-largest mosque in the world. Morocco tours agency can show the best of this large city and combine it with many tourist attraction cities and places check our proposal Casablanca desert tours.
#5. Tangier (Europe’s gateway to Africa)
Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europe’s gateway to Africa. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco – for much of its history it wasn’t even governed by Morocco.
#6. Agadir: The capital of Sousse
“The capital of Sousse,” as it is called, is one of the most beautiful cities in the South and includes the most beautiful beaches of Morocco and the world. Tourists see it as a haven on hot summer days to relax with its picturesque beach and enjoy the various activities that the city provides.
The city, like Marrakesh, knows a huge influx of tourists from all countries of the world, apart from its beaches, the city center, and the newly opened Crocopark, areas worth exploring in Agadir.
#7. Chefchaouen (The blue Pearl)
Nestled on Rif Mountain, this lovely city is also known as the blue Pearls because people here have traditionally painted the entire city in blue. In the sunshine of Africa, the city is like a cool coat and the place to produce photos can not be … bad. Chefchaouen brings a sense of calm, peace, fresh air, pleasant.
It is called the city of winds due to the frequent blowing of the coastal winds and its marine atmosphere.
The city is characterized by Portuguese, French, and Berber architecture, with its streets winding like a maze.
Surfing fans will find their shade on the city’s beaches (Cape Sim and Sidi Kaouki Beach)
#9. Rabat (The capital of Morocco)
Rabat is a coastal city about 50 miles north of Casablanca. Its name comes from ‘ribat’, an Arabic word for border fortification – and that’s what Rabat was until the mid-12th century when it was turned into a major fortress. Elements of those fortifications survive today in the city’s atmospheric kasbah. Other city highlights include the Hassan Tower, a beautiful sandstone minaret surrounded by half-finished pillars and walls (the remains of an ambitious mosque project that suddenly stalled in the 12th century).
Meknes is one of the four most famous royal cities of Morroco, Meknes is built in Islamic architecture combined with impressive Spain, surrounded by tall walls with giant gates. There are also historical sites such as Hedim Square, Medin Historical Center which is considered by UNESCO as World Heritage, or Bad Mansour, the largest gate of Meknes.
#11. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah (Outstanding Universal Value)
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah located in the foothills of the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar of the valley of Ounila. The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture.
Ksar is a mainly collective group of housing. Inside the defensive walls reinforced by corner towers and pierced by a chicane door, the houses gather – some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their tall towers and their upper parts adorned with clay brick patterns – but community areas. It is an extraordinary set of buildings offering a complete panorama of construction techniques in pre-Saharan land. The oldest buildings do not seem to be prior to the 17th century, although their structure and technique spread very early in the valleys of southern Morocco.
#12. Ouarzazate (The little Hollywood of Africa)
Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. Northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou. Northeast is the rocky Todra Gorge. A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley’s lush palm groves to the desert.
#13. Dades Valley & Todra Gorges
Located in the eastern Atlas Mountains, Todra is one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. The narrowest point is only about 10m wide with the cliffside about 160m high. The most beautiful area is the last 600m. Todra gradually became a popular destination for tourists to admire the majestic natural landscape and hunt for beautiful photos.
It is called “the Switzerland of Morocco” due to its structure, which is completely different from the rest of the cities of the Kingdom of Morocco. Last year, it was classified as the second cleanest city in the world and includes within it the oldest cedar tree in Africa.
Asilah is located on the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean, and Asilah is very popular with Moroccans who flock to spend their holidays on its sandy beaches during the hot summer months.
The city walls are dotted with whitewashed houses and cheerful-colored frescoes, reminiscent of all-white cities on the Greek islands.
Every August, artists, musicians, and street performers converge to attend the vibrant annual arts festival held in the city. Parts of the city date back to the eighth century, and the stunning high walls are a relic of Portuguese colonial rule.
#16. Volubilis: Archeological site
Volubilis is an Amazigh city located near the city of Meknes, and is currently the best city in Morocco in order to explore the history of the region, as this city still preserves a large collection of Roman relics, including columns and the remains of temples, in addition to the charming appearance that characterizes the city, especially during the period sunset.
Volubilis is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 being the best-preserved archeological site and one of the best places to visit in Morocco.
#17. Ouzoud Waterfalls
Ouzoud Waterfalls are located in Morocco in the village of Tanagmilet located in the High Atlas Mountains. This village belongs to the Azilal Governorate. Thousands of Moroccan tourists and foreigners also visit it throughout the year. It is about 350 kilometers south of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and for a height of 110 meters, which gives its water An aesthetic form, it was called the waterfalls of Ouzoud, in relation to the Amazigh language, meaning olive.
The waterfalls of Ouzoud are characterized by its moderate climate and green areas, with the animals and plants it contains, such as pomegranate, figs, almonds, apples, oaks, and other various trees that increase the beauty of the region, and Ouzoud waterfalls include four valleys with a height of more than 400 Meters, where the water meets in one stream, which pours into the Al-Ubaid Valley after about one kilometer, which is the main tributary of the Umm Al-Rabee River, and there are traditional water-powered mills for the waterfalls near them, used to grind grains, and at the bottom of the waterfall, there are two lakes in which amateurs swim.
#18. Ourika Valley
Ourika, an hour’s drive from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, a river flowing after melting white glaciers in the Atlas Mountains, in the middle of the urban mountains containing Amazigh villages clinging to the mountains, amazing bridges, and waterfalls that never run out.
The region of Ourika is considered one of the most important natural resorts that nature loved in Marrakesh, as it constitutes an outlet for the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Morocco and its visitors from outside the country to make it a place for leisure and entertainment during their visit to this picturesque area.
#19. Imlil Village
Imlil is about 70 km away from Marrakesh, and there is Mount Toubkal, which has the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa. Camels are in Imlil. Beauty is everywhere, in the simplicity of its people, the eyes of its children, and its nature. There is no sound there above the sound of the stream of water, the birds singing, And the steps of the tourists heading towards the Toubkal summit with the guides of the region, which are considered one of the best-certified tour guides in Morocco.
#20. El Hociema
The city of Al Hoceima has a beautiful nature, represented in its sandy beaches and the mountainous region in it. Al Hoceima is a small city with a population of 100,000 people. Tourists go to it from everywhere to enjoy its beautiful rural atmosphere.
It is worth noting that the city of Al Hoceima has a history that every visitor would like to know, and it is worth noting that the Spaniards settled there in the twenties of the last century and named it Villa Sanjorjo and it remained so until Morocco gained its independence in 1956 AD and called it again the name Al Hoceima, so the Spanish influence appears in The city of Al Hoceima enjoys its modern character along with beautiful nature.
Conclusion: Best Places to Visit in Morocco
Morocco has a distinct character for tourists, as millions of them drop in from all countries because of the elements it contains that make Morocco a first-class tourist country, such as the diversity of the climate and the beauty of nature.
Morocco is located in North Africa, the capital of which is Rabat, and it overlooks the north of the Mediterranean Sea, west to the Atlantic Ocean, and in the center of the country the Strait of Gibraltar. Morocco is also characterized by its embrace of many ancient civilizations, and Morocco contains a large proportion of archaeological sites that enter In the UNESCO List of International Historic Sites.