The city of Tangier in Morocco is situated on the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar on the North African coast. This city, which went through a period of relative obscurity, has been experiencing an increase in tourism once more. Its close proximity to Europe makes it easily accessible to tourists who want to experience the mystical beauty of this North African city.
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. ...
If you enjoy visiting museums, the Archaeological Museum in Morocco is a must-see. Built in 1932, the original museum has since been greatly enlarged in order to provide adequate housing for the ever-expanding plethora of archaeological discoveries that have been found in Morocco. The building itself has been the site of the National Museum Collection since 1986 and it certainly has a lot to ...
There are few museums in the world that manage to communicate a sense of living nostalgia in the same way as the Dar Si Said Museum does. This brilliant museum is situated in one of Morocco’s most beautiful cities – Marrakech. Here the old mixes with the new with effortless ease in a way that cannot be fully described in words. In the museum things are much the same for, though most of the ...
Almost everyone enjoys a good theatrical production; the combination of acting, music and speech appeal to humans in a way that no other combination of mediums does. It draws spectators in and helps them to identify with what they are seeing. The concept and popularity of theater is certainly not new and many of the theaters or theatrical festivals that exist today have been around for centuries.
Though not everyone may view the physical effort involved as being something pleasant, there is definitely something to be said for the way that trekking allows you to experience a foreign country such as Morocco. Taking your time to walk from place to place can open your eyes to the beauty of a landscape or give your mind time to meditate on the culture or people that you have just ...
Most people living in Morocco live west of the Atlas Mountains, a 2,400-kilometer range of mountains, which start off in northwest Africa and go through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The city of Tangier is a major port and is where many go to if they want to go to Spain. Casablanca is also a leading port in Morocco and is the center of Moroccan industry and commerce. Marrakech is the tourist ...
Rhythms of Moroccan musicOne of the richest aspects of Morocco’s culture is its music. Made up of more than twenty-five different types, Moroccan music reflects the richness of its diversity and echoes its present and past history. Depending on which region of the country you visit, you will be sure to hear the sounds of Andalusian, Berber, Raï, Chaabi or Gnawa permeating the air.
Morocco is a country of many languages and many Moroccans speak two or more languages. Morocco's official language is Classical Arabic, however people tend to speak a Moroccan Arabic dialect. Following Arabic are the three dialects of Berber, namely Tarifit, Tamazight and Tashelhit, spoken mostly in rural areas.
Most people enjoy a bit of light evening entertainment and Television is often the easiest and most convenient way to see to that need. During your time in Morocco you will find that there are quite a few different TV stations and channels that you can investigate and enjoy at your leisure.