Top 5 Places in Morocco to Explore

Morocco is a diverse country located in Northern Africa. There is so much to see, that it’s easy to feel like the country is one large mystery. If you don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by the frantic nature of some of the cities, you’ll unlock a country that is rich in culture and history.

Here are the top five places to visit in Morocco:

Jemma el-Fnaa Square, Marrakesh

Jemma el-Fnaa Square, Marrakesh

A trip to Morocco isn’t complete without stopping in the hustling and overwhelming city of Marrakesh. While in the city, a great starting place is the Jemma el-Fnaa Square. Here you will find countless amounts of orange juice stands, water sellers in colorful costumes, and snake charmers. In the evening, the square becomes home of storytellers, magicians and dancing Chleuh boys.

Fez

Fez

Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, it is thought to be one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. Fez also has the oldest operating university in the world, Al-Qarawiyyin, which was founded in AD 859. Hire a guide and explore the old town medina. There is a new adventure as you turn down every alley.

Cascades Ouzoud

Cascades Ouzoud

Located in the Grand Atlas village about 150 miles northeast of Marrakech are the Ouzoud Waterfalls. Ouzoud is made up of three tiered waterfalls that drop 110 meters into the river. You can trek along the river up to the caves or just enjoy the natural beaut of the falls and use it as a backdrop for photos. There are several restaurants serving traditional Moroccan food nearby which makes it easy to enjoy the day.

Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque was completed in 1157 and is the largest mosque in Marrakesh. It is made of red stone and has 112 columns covering 58,000 square feet. The mosque is off limits to non-Muslims, but tourists can still enjoy the gardens.

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

Movie buffs must make a visit to Ouarzazate. If you’re familiar with the films Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Cleopatra and the Mummy, then you’re already familiar with this region of Morocco. All of these films were shot there. Ouarzazate is also home to the largest movie studio in the world.

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