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Travel to the most incredible cities of Morocco

Morocco is one of the countries that has gradually made its way as one of the most popular tourist destinations. And it has many charms to offer. Therefore, below we discover the treasures that house some of the most important cities of Morocco. Can you come with us?

Rabat, the beautiful capital of Morocco

Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat

If you travel to Morocco, one of the first stops should be Rabat. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In it are the Hassan Mosque, which began to be built in 1184; the medieval walls and their gates. It also houses Moorish and Andalusian remains from the 17th century.

Similarly, In Rabat, other places stand out, such as the House of the Udayas; the Chella necropolis, an ancient Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman settlement; the Agdal Mosque; Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, dedicated to Catholic worship since 1930; or Dar-al-Mahkzen, the royal palace and seat of government.

White House

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

in Casablanca, We begin the visit with what is perhaps its most important building: the Hassan II mosque. This is the most important in all of Morocco, as well as the second largest in the world and the one with the tallest minaret, measuring almost two hundred meters. There is nothing.

From the mosque we go to the medina, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755, although attempts have been made to rebuild it. It highlights the Clock Tower or the sanctuaries of Sidi Kairouani. Outside of it there are other places of interest, such as the Plaza de las Naciones, the nerve center of the city, or the Arab League Park.

Fez

View of Fes

It is considered the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. And it is that it preserves a huge medina full of monuments of great importance and beauty.

 

One of the essential places in Fez is the Al Karaouine Mosque, which houses the oldest university in the world, still in operation. This was built in the year 859.

Another essential construction in Fez is the Los Andaluces mosque, dating from the 9th century. You should also visit the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, which is part of a larger architectural complex.

Fez still hides other treasures. It is worth mentioning the Er Rsfi mosque, from which its minaret stands out, decorated with green tiles; or the Sidi Ahmed Tijani mosque, where the tomb of the saint that gives it its name is located.

Tangier

Medina of Tangier

It is one of the port cities of Morocco. In fact, throughout history they have landed on its shores from the Carthaginians to the Vandals, passing through the Phoenicians and, more recently, Spanish, French, English and Portuguese invaders. Traces of it are preserved that can be visited.

More concretely, in Tangier you can visit the Sidi Bouabid mosque, which dates back to 1917 and is in the Alaouite style. And don’t miss the Dar El Makhzen palace, which served as the residence of the sultans of Morocco during their stay in the city.

Other corners that are worth visiting are the Plaza 9 de Abrilone of the favorite meeting points of citizens, or the Dar El Mandoub Museum.

Mythical Moroccan cities: Marrakech

Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh

Of course, you should also visit one of the most important cities in Morocco, which is also an imperial city: Marrakech. can brag to own the largest traditional market in the country and Jemaa el Fna square, one of the busiest in the world.

Marrakech offers many other attractions, such as the Koutoubia Mosque, representative of Almohad architecture. Without forgetting the Bahia Palace, with decorative motifs of great beauty; the Saadian Tombs, the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur; or the El Badi palace, built with great luxury in the 16th century.

In addition to the cities of Morocco mentioned, you can also make a short stop in others like Essaouirawhose medina is protected by walls facing the coast.

Y, if you have time, discover Tetouan, known as “the White Dove” for the primitive color of its walls; or Agadir, which houses the Mohamed V mosque, with decorative wooden details that embellish it.

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