Exciting Places to Visit in Morocco

By admin ~ September 20th, 2009 @ 4:32 am

Although Morocco is a country of Africa, in many ways it is a country apart. It is more related to the Mediterranean than to the rest of Africa. It is mainly because of the fact that it nestles on the northwestern of Africa and is separated from the rest of the continent by Atlas Mountains and the Sahara itself. Being situated with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, mountainous interior, it stayed independent for centuries. However, the country have developed a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European and African influences. Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and civilization.
Tourism plays an important role for Morocco’s economy. The mixture of the cultures that have come here through history has made Morocco an exciting place to visit. Beaches, museums, archaeological sites, historical places and monuments and art galleries are among attractions to visit. Being dominated by the mountains in the north, and by the desert in the South, Morocco makes sunning on the sandy beaches and trekking the high mountains available both.
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. It has many historical monuments and some of Morocco’s most important museums, due to its significant architectural heritage. The Doors of the Kasbah of Ouda?a, The Minaret of The Mosque Hassan (XIIe century) and the Necropolis of Chellah are among the best places to see in Rabat. Also Morocco’s best archaeological museum, as well as the several ones , The Main Royal Palace and important learning institutions exist in the city. Rabat is a commercial and industrial city and play a major economic role for Morocco.
Casablanca has one of the largest artificial ports in the world. It is the major city in Morocco and the country’s economic capital. It offers a lot of resorts and its many beaches attract surfers. As a landmark of Morocco, Mosque of Hassan II is the biggest and the most important mosque in North Africa. Its traditional Islamic and Arabic architecture is very important and is one of the most striking monuments. Also La Corniche, Quartiers des Habous, Palace Royal are places to see in Casablanca.
Marrakech is a commercial and touristic centre. It is a cultural destination. Djamaa El Fna – Square, El Badi Palace, Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens are charming places for tourists.
Essaouira has a beautiful beach and suitable place for windsurfing. Its festivals of Andalusian and Gnawa music, its medina, pleasant climate and the beaches attract tourists.
Ouarzazate, Tangier, Fez, Meknes are among major cities of Morocco.
Museums of Morocco such as the Dar Batha of Fez, the Ouda?a museum of Marrakech are appealing. They reflect the wealth of the Moroccan cultural heritage.
Markets of Morocco with carpets, statues in wood, and jewelry are charming. Morocco is described as a land of art and emotions. As a result, painters have always been interested in Morocco. Delacroix, Matisse, Torres, Miro, Francis Bacon and Edouard Degas are among these names who have been fascinated by charming local scenes.
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