A Culturally Diverse Country
Morocco is seemingly a country that is set apart from the remainder of the African continent. Located in the northwest, it sits by itself, separated from the other countries by a boundary of mountains and desert. Its culture is ethnically diverse, influenced by people of Arab, African, Berber, and European descent. Because of this diversity, Morocco is well-received by tourists.
Visit the Sites in Rabat
The capital city of Morocco is Rabat and is one destination that should be part of any Moroccan travel itinerary. The city is home to ancient monuments as well as a number of major museums. Set your sights on such sites as the necropolis of Chellah and the Main Royal Palace in Rabat.
1. See the Chellah Necropolis
The Chellah necropolis and its ancient walls and ruins can be found on the outer boundary of the capital city. The Medieval architecture and surrounding landscape will indelibly stay in your mind if not on your digital camera.
2. Visit the Main Royal Palace
The Main Royal Palace in Rabat is an interesting attraction too, but it’s not a complex that provides tours. However, you can enjoy a leisurely walk through the palace grounds. Its rampart walls and hilltop location make it an impressive site to see.
3. Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
The Hassan II Mosque, also referred to as the Casablanca Hajj, is located in Casablanca and is notably the biggest mosque in Morocco. Its minaret, which is the tallest in the world, reaches 60 stories up toward the heavens. A laser light on top of the spire is pointed toward the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
4. Visit the Central Market in Casablanca
Casablanca itself is one of the world’s largest ports and also a major reason why tourists come to Morocco. Besides the Hassan II Mosque, you’ll also want to visit the famous city’s Central Market. A feast for the eyes – the market showcases fresh fish and fruits and vegetables.
5. Shop at the New Medina in Casablanca
The New Medina of Casablanca is yet another marketplace. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the port city, then you’ll want to survey the clothes and Moroccan artisanal products in this laid-back retail center.
6. Learn More about Morocco at the Musee Abderrahman Slaoui
Also, don’t forget to stop by the Musee Abderrahman Slaoui, a museum which gives visitors an overview of the country’s history.