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  • Attractions

    Mahkama Du Pacha

    The city of Casablanca is more than 1,500 square kilometers in size and filled with a variety of fascinating attractions that are well worth seeing. With more than 3,500,000 people living in the city, much work has to be done by the local government to ensure that things are kept in an orderly state. This is exactly the sort of work conducted at the Mahkama du Pacha, a parliamentary building ...

  • Attractions

    Medersa Bou Inania

    Visiting the Medersa Bou Inania is a truly wonderful experience; not only because it is an architectural masterpiece, but it is not often that a religious building that is still in use is open to the public. It forms part of the Kairaounie University that is located in Fez and was founded by Sultan Abou el Hassan in the year 1350. His son, Sultan Bou Inan completed the construction of ...

  • Attractions

    Zaouia Moulay Idriss

    The mausoleum of Zaouia Moulay Idris II is located in Fez, the third largest city in Morocco, at the 'Place de Marche Verte'. The building of the shrine began in 1717 and was completed in 1824. It has since become the medina's holiest shrine.

  • Attractions

    Boulaouane Kasbah

    Casablanca is a big and busy city where visitors often find that there is little place to rest and relax. Like any big city, there is always something happening and it may be difficult to find ways to simply get away from it all and spend a little time musing over your adventures or re-arranging your travel plans. If you find that this is what happens to you, do what the locals do and take a ...

  • Palaces

    El Bahia Palace

    As you tour Morocco, you will find that almost every palace is different in one respect or another – even if they all indicate former glories once enjoyed by royal courts. The El Bahia Palace in Marrakech is certainly no exception. This beautiful building is an excellent example of Eastern Architecture from the 19th century that represents trends and standards of the wealthy who lived at ...

  • Museums

    Marrakech Museum

    One of the truly interesting things about Morocco is the way that traditional Moroccan art and architecture is still very much a part of everyday life. In some places it is as if time has stopped and you find traditionally clad people living traditional lifestyles in traditional homes. There is a strong sense of culture and family unity here that is almost tangible - even to the outsider. ...

  • Museums

    Borj Nord

    If you’re planning to visit Fez during your trip to Morocco, you should definitely schedule some time for a visit to the Borj-Nord Museum. This interesting museum seems to be an almost forgotten tribute to the past, with many visitors and locals neglecting to visit it. Nevertheless it is immensely interesting and provides interesting insight into the military history and traditions of ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Medina of Essaouira

    The Medina of Essaouira was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 2001. This extraordinary fishing village was once know as Mogador, but grew into a significant seaport in later years. It is a wonderfully preserved example of eighteenth century architecture and one of only a few fortified towns that have survived to this day. Today the Medina of Essaouira is considered to be a ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    Morocco is often viewed as a destination that is surrounded by mystery, seduction and beauty. These opinions are reflected in the breathtaking architecture of Morocco. Although modern buildings have crept in and formed part of Moroccan architecture, it is the older buildings that ooze allure, secrecy and architectural marvels from years gone by. Moroccan architecture has a somewhat exotic ...

  • Tangier-Tétouan

    Tetouan

    The city of Tetouan is strangely enchanting with its dramatic setting of the somber Rif Mountains and the cheerful and colorful Martil Valley. The discolored white walls give way to bursts of color here and there while green tile roofs frame the odd mixture of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The people here are friendly and very much engaged in the business of living. Traders guilds ...