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  • Regions

    Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate

    Situated in northern Morocco, the region of Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate has a population of about 1.8 million. The region’s capital city is Al Hoceima.

  • Attractions

    Mosques

    The majority of Moroccans are Muslim, practicing the Sunni variant of Islam. Other religions practiced in Morocco include Christianity, Judaism and Baha’I – a 19th century religion which evolved from Babism. With Islam being the dominant religion of the country, Mosques are considered to be of great importance and every settlement, village, town and city has at least one of these venerated ...

  • Mosques

    Hassan Mosque

    The Hassan II Mosque is the second largest mosque in the world and is located in Casablanca, the economic and business capital of Morocco. Michel Pinseau, a French architect, designed the Hassan Mosque and its accompanying minaret. Pinseau designed the building in such a way that it is able to endure earthquakes. At night the minaret has lasers that shine in the direction of Mecca. Today, ...

  • Mosques

    Karaouine Mosque

    If you are planning a trip to Fez, you simply must spend some time at the Karaouine Mosque. This brilliant attraction is worth seeing for several reasons. The first is that it is incredibly old and it has served as a home for the University of Al-Karaouine for centuries – giving cause for the Guinness Book of World Records to name the university as the ‘oldest existing educational ...

  • Attractions

    There is certainly no shortage of great attractions in Morocco. The country enjoys a strong sense of culture and a long and ancient history. The cool blue water flowing over the sand of the beaches is a direct contrast with the hot white sands of the desert, while the greens of fertile valleys contrast with the browns and whites of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. The country is romantic and ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Medina Of Fez

    The Medina of Fez is not only referred to as Morocco's cultural and spiritual center, but it is also one of the country's imperial cities. The Fez Medina was discovered in the 9th century and became prominent when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of Morocco. This all took place during the 13th and 14th century under the control of the Marinids. The Fez Medina is no longer the political ...

  • Culture

    The almost medieval-like hustle and bustle of Morocco is for most travelers a world away from their own cities and towns. The culture and people are usually so completely different from what they know that they often find themselves in situations to which they have no idea how to react. The following brief explanation of Moroccan art and culture is designed to help you get the most out of ...