Morocco is close to Europe and attracts visitors to its beaches .Morocco officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in North Africa.Tourism in Morocco is well developed, with a strong tourist industry focused on the country’s coast, culture, and history. Morocco has been one of the most politically stable countries in North Africa, which has allowed tourism to develop.
Morocco is relatively inexpensive because of the devaluation of the dirham and the increase of hotel prices in Spain.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 mysterious and there is little wonder that Morocco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa.
Major Attractions and places to visit:
There is a never-ending list of Moroccan attractions for the average visitor to enjoy.
The main starting points are the more popular cities such as Marrakech, Tangier, Fes and Casablanca. Here usual hodgepodge mixture of medinas, bazaars and riads can be found. There are also a number of excellent attractions in Morocco that a visitor should definitely make the effort to see.
Asilah (or Arzila) is a seaside resort and boasts well preserved gates and ramparts as a reminder of its colorful past. All development at this popular tourist destination has been carried out in such a way as to blend-in with, and complement, its ancient structures and visitors are assured of a warm welcome by the friendly locals.
Bab Rouah is a key historical attraction and is one of five gates that once served as entrances to the city of Rabat. Although being immense in size, Bab Rouah is superbly decorated in intricate designs.
This majestic Kasbah was built as a fortress and is located just south of the city of Casablanca. The interior of the Kasbah is a treasure trove of beautifully detailed mosaic designs and other decorations.
Citadel of Chellah Gardens:
Located in Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, the Chellah Gardens are expertly landscaped to display hundreds of flowers which come into bloom in Morocco’s spring season creating a richly colored palette. The entrance to the gardens is through a skillfully crafted door inscribed with Arabesque calligraphy.
El Bahia Palace:
Located in Marrakech, this richly adorned building is a superb example of 19th century Eastern Architecture. Believed to have been built as a home for Ahmed Ibn Moussa’s concubines, the palace features 160 different rooms including lavishly decorated private quarters, reception rooms and courtyards with fountains and gardens.
Mohamed V Mausoleum:
This architectural and historical masterpiece is the final resting place of three significant members of Morocco’s royal family, including King Mohamed V.
Dating back to the 16th century, the Saadian Tombs situated just outside Marrakech are the burial ground for around 200 members of the Saadian dynasty.
Located in the vicinity of Rabat, the Mamora Forest includes vast numbers of cork trees, along with pine groves, wild pear trees and eucalyptus trees. The forest is a haven for a wide variety of bird and animal life and is a popular hiking spot for nature lovers.
As the largest known cave system in Northern Africa, the Friouato Caves near the town of Taza attract visitors from far and wide.
Located in Marrakech the Menara Gardens is like an oasis in the busy city.
Other attractions, such as the Dakar Rally, are world-famous for their dangerous appeal.