Top 10 things to do in Morocco

Morocco

Situated on both the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Morocco is a country.

Morocco (i/məˈrɒkoʊ/; Arabic: المغرب‎ al-Maġrib, Berber: ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ Lmaġrib, French: Maroc[Notes 1]), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, meaning "The Western Kingdom") and Al-Maghrib (Arabic: المغرب‎, meaning "The West") are commonly used as alternate names.

Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. Peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the Constitutional court.

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Top 10 things to do in Morocco

Rabat

Rabat
Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 620,000 and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is also the capital ...

Casablanca

Casablanca
Casablanca , the largest city of Morocco, is located in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb, as ...

Marrakesh

Marrakesh
Marrakesh or Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Rabat and Fes, and is ...

Tangier

Tangier
Tangier in is a major city in northern Morocco with a population of about 850,000 . It is located on the North African coast at the western entrance to the ...

Agadir

Agadir
Agadir is a major city in central coastal Morocco, the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province and of the Souss-Massa-Drâa economic region some 508 km to the south of Casablanca, 173 km ...

Meknes

Meknes
Meknès is a city in northern Morocco. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail , before it was relocated to Marrakesh. The urban population is ...

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate , nicknamed The door of the desert, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in the Souss-Massa-Drâa of southern-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres ...

Merzouga

Merzouga
Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometres southeast of Rissani, about 55 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.The village is known for its proximity ...

Fes

Fes
Fes or Fez is the third largest city of Morocco, with a population of approximately 1 million. Fes was the capital of Morocco until 1925, and is now the capital ...

Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen or Chaouen , Berber: ⵜⵛⴻⴼⵜⵛⴰⵡⴻⵏ, Ashawen, Spanish: Xauen, lit. "horns" is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and ...

Tétouan

Tétouan
Tétouan is a city in northern Morocco. The Berber name means literally "the eyes" and figuratively "the water springs". Tetouan is one of the two major ports of Morocco on ...

Zagora

Zagora
Zagora may refer to: Zagora - Morocco PicturesZagora, MoroccoZagora Province, MoroccoZagora, GreeceThe region Zagore in north-eastern BulgariaThe city of Stara ZagoraThe city of Nova ZagoraZagora , a region in inland ...

Nador

Nador
Nador is a city located in the northeastern Rif region of Morocco. The city is a Mediterranean port on the Bḥar Ameẓẓyan lagoon , and it is the major trading ...

Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque
The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the ...

Kasbah of the Udayas

Kasbah of the Udayas
The Kasbah of the Udayas is a kasbah in Rabat, Morocco at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé. It was built during the reign of the Almohads. ...

American Legation, Tangier

American Legation, Tangier
The Tangier American Legation is a building in the medina of Tangier, Morocco. The first American public property outside of the United States, it commemorates the historic cultural and diplomatic ...

Souss-Massa National Park

Souss-Massa National Park
The Souss-Massa National Park is a 33,800 hectare national park on the Atlantic coast of Morocco which was created in 1991. It lies between Agadir to the north and Sidi ...

Jamaâ El-Fna

Jamaâ El-Fna
All of the city's color and flare in one main square

Massa River

Massa River
Massa River may refer to:Massa River Massa River ...

Saïdia

Saïdia
Saïdia, known as the "Blue Pearl", is a beach in Berkane. It is located in the province Berkane, near the Mediterranean Sea and at the Moroccan-Algierian border. Its 14 km coastline ...

Hassan Tower

Hassan Tower
Hassan Tower or Tour Hassan is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, Morocco. Begun in 1195, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world ...

Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque
The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. The mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami' al-Kutubiyah, Kotoubia Mosque, Kutubiya Mosque, ...

Casablanca Cathedral

Casablanca Cathedral
Casablanca Cathedral , church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a former Roman Catholic church located in Casablanca, Morocco. It was built in 1930. It ceased its religious function ...

Dar el Makhzen

Dar el Makhzen
The Dar-el-Makhzen is a historical building in Tangier, Morocco, which was the seat of residence for the Sultans of Morocco when staying in the city. It was built during the ...

El Jadida

El Jadida
El Jadida is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the province of El Jadida. It has a population of 144,440 . From the sea, El Jadida's ...

Grand Stade de Tanger

Grand Stade de Tanger
Ibn Batouta stadium is a multi-use stadium in Tangier, Morocco. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 people. It serves as the new ...

Chellah

Chellah
Chellah or Sala Colonia , is a medieval fortified necropolis located south of Rabat, Morocco.Chellah existed since pre-Islamic times and houses complex of ancient Roman Mauretania Tingitana and medievalruins. First ...

El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
El Badi Palace is a ruined palace located in Marrakesh, Morocco. Commissioned by the Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, sometime shortly after his accession in 1578, its construction was funded by ...

Maârif

Maârif
Maârif or El Maârif is an arrondissement of Casablanca, in the Anfa district of the Grand Casablanca region of Morocco. As of 2004 it had 180,394 inhabitants. ...

Ifrane

Ifrane
Ifrane is a town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco . Ifrane is 1665 metres in elevation and is part of the Meknès-Tafilalet region. In Tamazight, ...

Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Mausoleum of Mohammed V
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is a historical building located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat, Morocco. It contains the tombs ...

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle
Yves Saint Laurent's stunning gift to Marrakesh

Casablanca Twin Center

Casablanca Twin Center
The Casablanca Twin Center is a complex of two skyscrapers located at Casablanca, Morocco. The two structures, the West Tower and the East Tower, have 28 floors each. The centre ...

Asilah

Asilah
Asilah is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco, about 31 km from Tangier. Its ramparts and gateworks remain fully intact.HistoryIts history ...

Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
An eccentric ruler brought it all with him in death

Casablanca Technopark

Casablanca Technopark
Casablanca Technopark is an information technology Business cluster complex located at Casablanca, Morocco. It was inaugurated in October 2001.BackgroundIt is Morocco's first industrial park. The project is ...

Rabat Archaeological Museum

Rabat Archaeological Museum
Rabat Archaeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Rabat, Morocco. Opened in 1932, it contains the most extensive collection of archaeological artifacts found in Morocco. It contains prehistoric and pre-Islamic ...

Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima
Al Hoceima is a city in the north of Morocco on the northern edge of the Rif Mountains, and on the Mediterranean coast. Al Hoceima and its surrounding regions have ...

Menara gardens

Menara gardens
The Menara gardens are gardens located to the west of Marrakech, Morocco, at the gates of the Atlas mountains. They were built in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler ...

Agdal

Agdal
Agdal is an urban community in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. It is a former suburb whose chief inhabitants, prior to the post-war expansion of the city, were the students ...

Marrakesh railway station

Marrakesh railway station
Station Marrakesh is a railway station in Marrakesh, Morocco; it is currently the southern end-point of the Moroccan railway system. The current station was opened on August 10, 2008.From Marrakesh ...

Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou
Aït Benhaddou is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along ...

Palais de la Bahia

Palais de la Bahia
An intricate and extensive display of Moroccan craftsmanship

Beni Mellal

Beni Mellal
Beni-Mellal is a Moroccan city located at . It is the capital city of the Tadla-Azilal Region, with a population of 163,286 . It sits at the foot of Mount ...

La Mamounia

La Mamounia
The La Mamounia Hotel is a five-star palacial hotel in Morocco. It faces the Atlas mountains and is at the heart of the old city of Marrakech. Vladimir Putin's daughter's ...

Safi

Safi
Safi is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of the Doukkala-Abda Region, it has a population of 282,227, but is also the centre of an ...

Marrakech Museum

Marrakech Museum
The Museum of Marrakech is a museum in the old center of Marrakech, Morocco.The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century ...

Tiznit

Tiznit
Tiznit or Tiznet is a town in the southern Moroccan economic region of Souss-Massa-Drâa , founded in 1881 by the sultan Hassan I. It has a population of approximately 50,000. ...

Almoravid Koubba

Almoravid Koubba
The Almoravid Koubba is a small Almoravid building in Marrakech, Morocco, dating to the 12th century.The Almoravid Koubba is next to the Museum of Marrakech and about 40 meters south ...

Erfoud

Erfoud
Erfoud is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Meknès-Tafilalet of the Maghreb region in eastern Morocco. It is located at 31°26′10″N 4°13′58″W / 31.43611°N 4.23278°W / 31.43611; ...

Agdal Gardens

Agdal Gardens
The Agdal Gardens are gardens, of about 400 hectares of surface, to the south of Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, and the medina in Marrakech, Morocco. Their name derives ...

Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 20,000 people. The economic base of the city is ...

Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou
Bab Agnaou is one of the nineteen gates of Marrakech, Morocco. It was built in the 12th century in the time of the Almohad dynasty.While Bab er Robb was the ...

Imlil, Atlas Mountains

Imlil, Atlas Mountains
Imlil is a small village in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is 1,740 metres above sea level. A portrait of Imlil and the problems and prospects of Morocco's ...

Marrakech International Film Festival

Marrakech International Film Festival
The Marrakech International Film Festival is an international film festival founded in 2001 and held annually in Marrakech, Morocco. The 14th edition was held from December 5 to 13, 2014.

Larache

Larache
Larache is an important harbour town in the region Tanger-Tétouan in northern Morocco. The town was probably founded by the Banu Arous tribe, who gave it the name Araich Beni ...

Oujda

Oujda
Oujda is a city located in North-East of Morocco with an estimated population of 450,000. It is located about 15 kilometres west of Algeria. Oujda is about 55 km south of ...

Errachidia

Errachidia
Errachidia is a city in Morocco, located in the province of Errachidia, in the region of Meknès-Tafilalet. It was formerly known as "Ksar es-Souk". is a partially Amazigh and Arabic-speaking ...

Azrou

Azrou
Azrou is a Moroccan town 89 kilometres south of Fez, in the Meknès-Tafilalet region.GeographyThe city of Azrou is a Moroccan municipality in the province of Ifrane located ...

Royal Walls

Royal Walls
http://www.ceuta.si/MURALLASREALESThe Royal Walls of Ceuta are a system of coastal defence in Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city in north Africa. On 3 July 1985 they were declared a Spanish heritage ...

M'Hamid El Ghizlane

M'Hamid El Ghizlane
M'Hamid El Ghizlane is a small oasis town in southern Morocco with about 7500 inhabitants.LocationM'Hamid lies at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level and ...

Tafraout

Tafraout
Tafraout is a town in Tiznit Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa, Morocco. It is located in the Anti-Atlas mountains in mid-southern Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 4,931.Tiznit ...

Mohammedia

Mohammedia
See Mohammadia for the town and commune in Mascara Province, Algeria. Mohammédia is a port city on the west coast of Morocco between Casablanca and Rabat in the region of ...

Tinghir

Tinghir
Tinghir or Tinghir High Atlas is a city in the region of Tinghir, south of the High Atlas and north of the Little Atlas in southeastern Morocco. Its name originally ...

Guelmim

Guelmim
Guelmim , is a city in southern Morocco, often called Gateway to the Desert . It is the capital of the Guelmim-Es Semara region which includes southern Morocco and northern ...

Tan-Tan

Tan-Tan
Tan-Tan is a city in Tan-Tan Province in the region of Guelmim-Es Semara in south-western Morocco. It is a desert town with a population of 60,560. It is the largest ...

Figuig

Figuig
Figuig is a town in eastern Morocco near the Atlas Mountains, on the border with Algeria.The town is built around an oasis of date palms, called Tazdayt, meaning "palm tree" ...

Taza

Taza
Taza is a city in northern Morocco, which occupies the corridor between the Rif mountains and Middle Atlas mountains, about 120 km east of Fez. It is located at 150 km from ...

Khenifra

Khenifra
Khenifra is a city in northern central Morocco, surrounded by the Atlas Mountains. ...

Midelt

Midelt
Midelt is a town in central Morocco, in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. With an estimated population of 44,780, Midelt serves as the ...

Azilal

Azilal
Azilal is a town in central Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains. It is located at around 31°58′1″N 6°34′10″W / 31.96694°N 6.56944°W / 31.96694; -6.56944. ...

Fnideq

Fnideq
Fnideq is a town in northern Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast of M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture, situated 31 kilometres north of the city of Tétouan. The town is also known under the ...

Sefrou

Sefrou
Sefrou is a city in central Morocco situated in the Fes-Boulman region and, according to the 2004 census, has a population of 63,872. ...

Kenitra

Kenitra
Kenitra is a city in northern Morocco, formerly known as Port Lyautey. It is a port on the Sebou River, has a population in 2004 of 359,142 and is the ...

Tarfaya

Tarfaya
Tarfaya is a town, previously also known as Villa Bens during the Spanish period, located in the Tarfaya Province of the Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra region of southwestern Morocco. It is ...

Ouzoud Falls

Ouzoud Falls
Ouzoud Waterfalls are located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco.Ouzoud means "the act of grinding grain" ...

Ben Slimane

Ben Slimane
Benslimane is a Moroccan city located in Chaouia-Ouardigha administrative region.EtymologyThe city is named after the saint Mohammed Benslimane, whose shrine is located 1 km to the south ouest.

Moulay Bousselham

Moulay Bousselham
Moulay Bousselham is a town in Kénitra Province, Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 5,693. ...

Azemmour

Azemmour
Azemmour or Azamor is a Moroccan city, on the left bank of the Oum Er-Rbia River, 75 km southwest of Casablanca. Although it was a dependency of the King of Fez, ...

Marrakech

Marrakech
Leave your sense of direction behind and get lost in the sights, sounds and tastes of the souqs and the Medina

Salé

Salé
Salé (Arabic: سلا‎ Sala, Berber ⵙⵍⴰ Sla) is a city in north-western Morocco, on the right bank of the Bou Regreg river, opposite the national capital Rabat, for which it ...

Amal Women's Training Center & Moroccan Restaurant

Amal Women's Training Center & Moroccan Restaurant
Taste a home-cooked meal, or even take a class

Jad Mahal

Jad Mahal
Belly dancing and Moroccan flair

Cafe Clock

Cafe Clock
Catch a Sunday Sunset Concert of traditional Houariyat, Gnawa and Amazigh music

Medersa Ben Youssef

Medersa Ben Youssef
‘You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded’ - reads the entryway to the Quranic school

Medina

Medina
Get lost in the old district of the city to feel its vibe

Melilla

Melilla
Melilla ; Arabic: ‎, Maliliyyah is a Spanish city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco with an area of 12.3 square kilometres . Melilla, ...

Mosquée

Mosquée
The Grand Mosque of Évry is a mosque in Évry, Paris, France. A cultural center is associated with the building.A process was initiated in the early 1980s to collect funds ...