If you are thinking about booking a trip for some winter sun over the next few months, I have one recommendation for you: Morocco! This country is on the northern edges of Africa and is such a superb holiday destination no matter what kinds of things you are into. It features beaches, history, and culture to boot! Not only that, though, but you will find some seriously tasty dishes to try!
If you don’t know much about Morocco, don’t worry. This ultimate guide to rocking Morocco will tell you all about the places that are worth seeing!
The city of Fez is a large UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is also the world’s largest car-free zone as well. You might find it funny how there are so many donkeys wandering through the streets and being used as transport! It’s worth wandering around the tiny streets to see what you stumble upon. You will come across pretty squares with fountains and traditional cafes selling fragrant food!
Another one of Morocco’s most popular cities is Marrakech. In fact, this city is so popular, it is where most tourists to the country head to. You can spend a day strolling through the pretty Majorelle Gardens, which are known for their ornate fountains and exotic flowers. It is also worth visiting the Jemaa el-Fnaa – the city’s largest market is a bustling space where you can really experience the best of Moroccan culture.
So, you will have probably already heard about Marrakech and Fez but have you heard about Chefchaouen? You probably won’t have as it still quite a well-kept secret, but if you check out trekbible for more information, you can see that all the best travel blogs have already started to write about it. The city dates back to the 1400s, so there is plenty for history lovers to explore. Not only that but the city is known for its brightly colored buildings, which will make for some gorgeous Instagram snaps!
In the north of Morocco, the city of Menknes is known for its ancient center and vibrant suburbs. There are lots of historical sites you can explore including one of Morocco’s best-preserved gates the Bab Mansour, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. For even more history, set aside a few hours to experience the Dar Jamai Museum.
When you think of Morocco, what do you imagine? If you see huge deserts and sandy winds, then you should definitely spend a few days in Ouarzazate. In fact, this place is so well-known for its scenic deserts, that this is where Hollywood gets its desert inspiration from. It’s where a few famous movies and TV shows have been filmed, including Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. If you want to try and spot some Hollywood stars who are in town for filming, book a room at Dar Chamaa as this is most A-lister’s hotel of choice.