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Things to do in Morocco

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There are plenty of things to do in Morocco! Explore the capital city Rabat that boasts of a history of 2500 years old. Take a trip to the walled old town locally known as medina, which is a good place to buy world renowned Moroccan carpets. Visit the pleasant Andalusian Gardens for leisurely walks amidst the greens or marvel at the sight of gigantic Bab Oudaia that was built in 1195 at the Kasbah des Oudaias in Rabat. Pay homage at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and if you are interested in history of the country then a visit to the Archaeology Museum – best of its kind in Morocco is a must.

Take a trip to its various cities like Casablanca and the Ville Nouvelle, which essentially means a new town in local language, are excellent examples of Mauresque (a blend of French and Moroccan style of architecture). If you are an adventure enthusiast then the activities like camel riding, horse riding, trekking through the Atlas Mountains will surely interest you. Visit its various beaches if you are interested in sailing, yachting, windsurfing and numerous other activities. Try your hand at golf at its numerous golf courses, where you can play to golf your heart’s content.

Shop for the renowned Moroccan carpets or leather products! You can also buy brassware, cobalt blue enamelled pottery, wrought iron products and woodwork that make for great souvenirs to take back home. Gorge on varieties of mouth-watering cuisines and dishes available here. Must try dishes include Pastilla, Tangine, Tanjia and Harira. Dig into the variety of seafood or savour the variety of French, Italian, and Oriental cuisines along with the scrumptious local cuisine. Revel in the festivities of the local festivals like Festival of Folklore, Fantasia and World Sacred Music Festival that are celebrated with great pomp and show.

Sightseeing in Morocco

Morocco is a diverse and very interesting country. Below we give you the lowdown on some of the sights you should see.

Shopping in Morocco

Morocco’s most famous exports are its beautiful carpets – you can find them at most major tourist centres.

Activities in Morocco

The area around Jebel Toubkal in the High Atlas is particularly the place to rush to, if you are fond of trekking, although there are lots of other options in the other mountain ranges too.

Eating Out in Morocco

Moroccan food has everything one needs for a truly pleasurable dining experience. What’s more, being well-tune to the needs of tourism, most Moroccan cities take the restaurant and eatery business quite seriously, so you will never be at a loss to find a place that suits your taste and budget.

Festivals & Events in Morocco

Apart from the various Islamic festivals, the town of Marrakech hosts two very interesting festivals/events – the Festival of Folklore, which hosts some of the best story-telling troupes in Morocco; and the Fantasia, where one can watch charging Berber horsemen on the ramparts.

 

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