Morocco’s location at the intersection of Europe and Africa makes it a real crossroad bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and open to the vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. This country is rich in contrasts, a destination that beckons you to discover two thousand years of history.

The city of tangier welcome travelers to the far north of morocco. walk through tangier, the white city. Amble along streets lined with whitewashed houses and, like matisse and delacroix before you, allow yourself to be transported by the dreamy ambiance of the city.

In morocco, where influences converge, you will find vestiges of the great Mediterranean civilizations, such as the Roman ruins at Volubilis in the north and architectural works attesting to the old French presence in Rabat. Your curiosity will be piqued by the treasures of Muslim civilizations scattered throughout the rest of the country, including the Kasbah of the Udayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens and many other examples of the myriad dynasties that succeeded one another.

The landscapes themselves are magnificent. Morocco features both sea and mountain and is home to the full range of Mediterranean climates, which surrender to the sands of the Sahara Desert. The country serves up marvelous vistas that you will enjoy soaking in and discovering for yourself. With its mix of diverse, captivating panoramas and a rich kaleidoscope of culture, Morocco is an unbeatable destination.

Morocco has been around for thousands of years and has inherited centuries of tradition. And yet this kingdom is not the least bit frozen in time. It has a vibrant culture that is expressed each day in the little details that make up daily routines and habits, as well as in celebrations and rituals. Spend some time here and soak up Morocco’s irresistible lifestyle.

The best approach is to walk through her cities and villages and experience the narrow alleys of ancient neighborhoods. You can have a cup of Moroccan mint tea in a coffeshop.

Work your way across the country and get to know these treasures of Morocco’s intangible cultural heritage.

 

 

MOROCCAN FOOD

Morocco is a country where life is good and the food is even better! Its cuisine is rich and inviting, tinged with the best of the Middle East. Spices are given pride of place: coriander, saffron and cumin elevate many recipes with a hint of spiciness in the best taste. Couscous, tagine and pastilla made with chicken or seafood are the most famous Moroccan dishes. Moroccan cuisine is world renowned and boasts incredible diversity. Sweets are featured throughout the country; “gazelle horns”, honey briouats and ghriba are tiny treats that will please the palate and win over even the most demanding gourmets. Fruits also get the royal treatment. Dates may be stuffed with marzipan or walnuts and oranges are sprinkled with cinnamon or juiced. Tagines play with flavors; though most are savory, they also flirt with sweet notes when flecked with prunes, apricots or raisins. At the end of the meal, a glass of mint tea – peppermintif you like – is served to warm the throat and give your belly a break!

Casablanca

From the major thoroughfares lined with palm trees and tall office buildings to the Atlantic Ocean and its view on the world, Casablanca is Morocco’s economic powerhouse. This vibrant city is always on the qui vive.

Modern constructions blend with charming neighborhoods that reflect Arabic-Islamic heritage and the traces of the city’s colonial period. Stroll through downtown to admire the Art Deco buildings and visit the Hassan II Mosque.

Marrakech

A mixture of traditional and contemporary, Marrakech holds the promise of incomparable sensations. Stroll through the Jemaa El Fna and the bazaars with their bright colors and oriental scents, and the red city will whisk you into another world in the blink of an eye. Rides in horse-drawn carriages, sun-soaked terraces, street artists and other activities both day and night will all add to your stay in Morocco. The Guéliz and Hivernage districts offer the most up to date infrastructure, luxury boutiques and international brands along broad spacious avenues; all in Marrakech’s own inimitable style.

Fez

Fez radiates a unique aura. This imperial city is the custodian of 13 centuries of Moroccan history. Walk through the walls that guard the celebrated Medina of Fez, whose outstanding universal value has been recognized by UNESCO. Meander along the streets of the Fes-El-Bali district. The Bab Boujloud Gate is the easiest way to access the medina. In May, the city’s squares and streets come to life with music from around the world as the Sacred Music Festival takes over the one-time imperial capital. Along with the Jazz in Riads festival, it is one of the city’s cultural highlights. Don’t leave without sampling the city’s extraordinary cuisine, which is considered to be among the best in the world.

Rabat

Rabat is a cultural city with a rich history. Its streets and public squares are full of masterpieces. Pay a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas, whose grand, majestic silhouette is softened by the surrounding gardens. Not far beyond its walls lies the Chellah, a necropolis that dates to the Marinids. Rabat also has a well-developed ocean front. There are miles of improved beaches that run along the Atlantic coast all the way to the neighboring Casablanca.

The city’s modern flair is also evident in its infrastucture and festivals, which guarantee a comfortable, entertaining stay in the capital.

Tangier

The city of Tangier welcome travelers to the far north of Morocco. Walk through Tangier, the White City. Amble along streets lined with whitewashed houses and, like Matisse and Delacroix before you, allow yourself to be transported by the dreamy ambiance of the city. Get lost in the alleys of the Grand Socco or stand at the foot of the kasbah’s high walls to admire the fort that dominates the medina. A few steps away lies the Sultan’s Palace, which today is dedicated to Moroccoan arts. Tangier is also tinged with Spanish influences, including an arena at the Plaza de Torros, and the famed Cervantes Theater built in 1913.