When you are travelling to a foreign location it is useful to have an idea of the places you should visit. Morocco has a culture such that most of its cities have something great to offer and you can never get tired of seeing new and fascinating things. If you are planning a trip to Morocco or if you are already holidaying in Morocco, you might want to consider some of the following famous “old-time” cities.
If you really want to experience the traditional and cultural side of Morocco in its original form then you should visit Marrakesh. Marrakesh is often considered as a trip back into the past of Morocco. If you are visiting Marrakesh, make sure that you have a map or a tour guide. The streets and alleyways of Marrakesh are like mazes and one can easily get lost.
Things to see in Marrakesh are Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and Jemaa el Fna. At Jemaa el Fna, you can shop around for the local handicrafts. If you are shopping in Jemaa el Fna, you will have to do a lot of bargaining. When you see something attractive, set a price in your mind and bargain with the shopkeeper. If he agrees, then buy it. If he doesn’t, then move on and you will find something even better on the next shop.
Casablanca offers a great and very impressive mix of old and modern culture of Morocco. Casablanca is also one of the most iconic cities of Morocco. It is the home Hassan II Mosque, which is one of the largest Mosques in the world. This is a must see in Morocco.
If you want to see the ancient and traditional side of this city, you should go to the ancient medina…however, Fes has a much more authentic and impressive medina. If you want to see the modern Casablanca, then head to the Habbous medina that has a lot of great restaurants and clubs.
Tangiers is a bit out of the way but perfect for those entering Morocco by ferry. Tangiers attracts artist from around the world and it is quite popularly known as the centre of art in Morocco. If you are interested in the region’s history then this is a great place to see because its roots can be traced back to 5th century BC. The museum of Moroccan Arts and Antiquities, Dar el Makhzen and the Grand Sooco are the places to visit when you are in Tangiers.
During the peak summer months, Tangiers has a mild climate while the rest of the Morocco is burning with heat.