Morocco offers a variety of interesting places and sites that are worth having a visit. However, in this article, we have chosen three destinations that are highly recommended:
Chefchouen is one of the loveliest small cities in Morocco. It is nicknamed The Blue City. Its blue walls and buildings make the city unique. While visiting this brilliant city, you will notice that its architecture is Andalusian with an Arabic touch. Chefchouen is one of the favorite destinations for foreigners and Moroccans as well. Its charming beauty offers excellent opportunities to take pictures. One of the things you will notice in this city is that photographers hold their high-quality cameras staring at places to take a perfect photo that contains more than one meaning. The Pearl of Morocco (Chefchouen) is located in northwest Morocco’s breathtaking Rid mountains. The old Medina is what makes Chefchouen a beautiful attraction in Morocco. It is where you can spot the main square lined with local cafes and restaurants. Chefchouen is well-known for its Souq (traditional market), Kasbah (kind of fortified Medina), blue alleys, the church (currently a theatre), and the way people dress.
Chefchouen was built in 1471 and found an ideal place to shop by tourists for its exciting and pure handicrafts that are rare to find in other Moroccan cities. Besides Muslims, Moriscos and Jews settled in this city.
Chefchaouen can be fully explored while on our Marrakech to Chefchaouen desert tour.
Toubkal National Park is one of the hikers’ top choices in the world. It is located in the High Atlas Mountains. Jbel Toubkal is the second highest peak in Africa at 13.671 feet (4267 meters). Climbing Jbel Toubkal is one of the fantastic experiences that hikers and visitors appreciate. On the way to the top of the mountain, there are many Berber villages, such as Imlil village (1.800 above the sea level), where you can observe people’s culture and lifestyle. Such a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park lets visitors enjoy the panoramic views and fascinating landscapes.
Essaouira city is one of the oldest cities in Morocco that lies on the Atlantic coast. Its Medina, characterized by its European architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also witnessed many civilizations, such as the Portuguese occupation in the 15th century. This fantastic city has exciting places that are worth visiting, such as:
Walk around the Medina walls:
The remparts (Skala de la Kasbah). European engineers magnificently built them. They are a must-see place that provides an incredible view overlooking the Atlantic coast. Visitors usually admire these ramparts.
Visit the fishing port:
The authentic fishing port is one of the most famous attractions in Essaouira. Here, you can see the small blue fishing boats made of wood. Having fresh seafood for lunch is one of the highly recommended things to do in Essaouira.
Take a stroll alongside the beach:
Essaouira’s beach is one of the surfers’ top choices globally because of the unstoppable wind over the year. Besides surfing, visitors could experience riding camels, horseback, or quad biking.
Assist a Gnaoua Music Festival:
Furthermore, Essaouira is famous for the Gnaoua Festival held in June every year. This festival is an opportunity for Gnaoua musicians to meet this style of music fans. Jazz and Rock musicians are usually welcome to attend and perform as well. It represents the culture and West African music.
A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is far enough to make you explore all the hidden gems of this cozy Bohemian city.