A mythical land of ancient history, soaring mountains and fascinating culture, holidays to Morocco offer a break from normality. From the charming city of Marrakech to the bustling capital of Rabat, the country is almost a whole new world, nestled deep within our own.
Discover more about the tumultuous history of Morocco in stunning cities such as Fez and Casablanca, and soak up the unique blend of cultures as you explore Tangier – the gateway between Europe and Africa. With the breathtaking Atlas Mountains acting as a backdrop for your adventure, it’s time to let us show you the very best of Morocco...
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Whether you’re searching for mountains or medinas, Morocco has an undeniable allure and there’s sure to be something that intrigues you.
The cities of Morocco boast a wealth of historical sights; see the Mausoleum of Mohamed V in Rabat; discover monuments in the ancient medina of Fez; and visit Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, in Casablanca. It’s not all just historic cities though, and with a trip to the Rif Mountains you can learn more about the Rif people’s way of life – perfect for those looking for a memorable, unique experience.
There's an abundance of culture to absorb too, and what better place to take in all in than Djemma El Fna in Marrakech? Known as ‘the greatest show on Earth’, this UNESCO-listed square brings urban legends and rich history to life through music, storytelling and eclectic exhibitions. When you’ve had your fill of silk-clad acrobats, bejewelled belly dancers and sly snake charmers, you can try the very best of Moroccan cuisine in one of the traditional food stalls.
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Djemma El Fna – from poets to snake charmers, this historic square is the heart of MarrakeshView Tour
Originating from Fez, b’stilla is a pie made from paper-thin layers of pastry, and stuffed with pigeon meat, almond, eggs and spices. If pigeon doesn’t sound that appealing to you, chicken is another popular filling!
Taking its name from the traditional clay or ceramic dish it’s cooked in, tagine is prepared by slowly cooking meat and vegetables. It is always served with bread, and often eaten directly from the cooking vessel.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims break their fast at sunset every day with a bowl of harira. This thick soup combines lentils, tomatoes, chickpeas and lamb, and is finished off with lemon juice and chopped coriander. It is often paired with a chebakkiya (sweet, sticky pretzel) to mop the sauce up.
Known as Morocco’s most popular dish, couscous is a fine wheat pasta traditionally rolled by hand. The most popular variety in Morocco is made with seven vegetables: pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, white and yellow turnips, cabbage and onions.
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
Dating back to the 15th century, the Mellah is the designated Jewish quarter in Fez. Forming a huge part of the city’s history and identity, a stroll around the area will lead you to the Ibn-Danan Synagogue, the atmospheric cemetery and a museum housing a collection of objects highlighting Jewish life and culture.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Fez’s ancient medina is thought to be the largest intact surviving medina in the world. The grand Bab Boujloud is the main gate into the area, and inside you’ll find shops, traditional inns and historic monuments such as the Medersa Bou Inania and the Al-Andalus Mosque.
Probably the most peaceful place in Marrakech, the Menara Gardens offer a tranquil oasis of olive groves and a mixture of palm and citrus trees. The most beautiful part of the botanical gardens is the lake, which is presided by a pavilion, and the views of the distant Atlas Mountains are simply breathtaking.
One of the best-preserved historical sites in Marrakech, Bahia Palace stands on two acres of land in the Marrakech medina. Built in the late 19th century as the residence of the Grand Vizier Bou Ahmed, it was intended to be the greatest palace of its time. With grand architecture and intricate decorations, visiting this palace is a must!
Djemma El Fna
If you’re searching for an authentic Moroccan experience, you’ll want to check out the Djemaa El Fn. This large square is the heart of Marrakesh life, with a range of musicians, storytellers, poets and snake charmers all gathering here. The square’s position as a key place of cultural exchange and artistic heritage inspired UNESCO to create its ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ list.
The Oudaya Kasbah Overlooking the sea and the Bou Regreg River, this medieval fortress was the first settlement in Rabat. It’s full of Morocco’s signature blue and white houses, and other highlights include the stunning Andalusia Gardens, the Oudaia Museum and the Bab Oudaia gate.
Mausoleum of Mohamed V A monument of unparalled beauty, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V is the final resting place of one of Morocco’s kings and his two sons. The opulent tomb chamber is decorated with exquisite examples of Moroccan architecture, such as colourful zellige, carved plaster and a ceiling covered in gold leaf.
Tour Hassan Considered to be the symbol of Rabat, the Hassan Tower was the work of ruler Yacoub al-Mansour, but was left unfinished due to his death. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 140-foot minaret was originally intended to be the largest mosque on Earth.
Hassan II Mosque
The Hassan II Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, and the second tallest minaret in the world. Beautiful architecture features throughout, with intricate patterns carved into the wood, brass and titanium gates, and marble fountains in the basement. Located on the seafront, it is one of two Moroccan mosques open to non-Muslims.
Full of labyrinthine small streets and shops with handcrafted products, the Old Medina is the oldest part of Casablanca. Much of this historic centre is now a bazaar, with artisans selling oils, linens, shoes, spices, leather goods and much more – the perfect place to pick up a souvenir!
Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur
Boasting elegant Moroccan and European architectural styles, Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur is one of the landmark buildings in Casablanca. Built between 1932 and 1959 by the French architect Paul Tournon, it is no longer a place of worship but a venue for cultural events and concerts.