Marrakech is a city in south-central Morocco, located near the northern foothills of the High Atlas mountain range. Known as the "red city", It has about 1 070 000 inhabitants. The area has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, when Berber farmers lived there, but the city was only founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr Ibne Omar, a Berber caudillo cousin of the Almoravid king Youssef Ben Tachafin. In the 12th century the Almoravids built many madrasas (Islamic schools) and mosques in the city that showed influences from the architecture of Al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia). The reddish walls of the city, built by Ali Ibne Youssef in 1122-1123 and several buildings built in equally reddish stone during this period are the origin of one of its nicknames "red city". primitive city, surrounded by walls, fortified, with streets full of shops and street vendors, surrounded by modern neighborhoods, namely Gueliz, the most elegant of them, located next to the center.The Medina of Marrakech has been classified as World Heritage since 1985. The city is currently an important economic center and a world-famous tourist destination. a wide range of products. Handicrafts occupy a significant part of the population, and their production is aimed mainly at tourists.
Casablanca or White House in Portuguese is the largest city in Morocco, on the country's Atlantic coast, and one of the largest in North Africa. It has about 5.5 million inhabitants. It is the largest port and the largest industrial and commercial center in Morocco. The city has a main square, from which several avenues radiate. In general, the buildings are a French version of Arab-Andalusian architecture, white with simple lines, with the area of Praça das Nações Unidas being of particular interest, where the largest infrastructures are located. It was completely destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. At that time, many Spanish merchants settled in the city, passing Casa Branca to be known as Casablanca. It was occupied in 1907 by the French who promoted its development. During World War II, in January 1943, it was the stage for a conference between the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Capital and second largest city in Morocco. It is located on the Atlantic coast. It has about 1.7 million inhabitants. The city was founded in 1150 by the Almohad caliph Abd al-Mu'min, who built a fortress, a mosque and a residence there. It became an imperial city in 1660 and was the capital of the French Protectorate in Morocco between 1912 and 1956.
Chefchaouen or Xexuão, sometimes called Barraxe or Barraxá, the name by which the Portuguese knew their first mayor Moulay Ali Ibn Rachid, is a city and commune in northern Morocco, located in the foothills of the Rif Mountains. It has about 40,000 inhabitants. Known for its turquoise blue colors in which all the houses in its old Medina are painted in a very fresh and beautiful color. Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 by the Idrisid sharifs of Jbel La'lam, it was built to combat the Portuguese advance in Morocco, who had just conquered Asilah and Tanger. The oldest part of the city stretches from a small valley high up the hillside to the springs of Ras AL-Ma. The urban center is the Uta Al-Hammam Square, which contains the accession (kasbah) and a mosque with an octagonal-based minaret (the only one in the entire Muslim world).
Fez is a city in north-central Morocco. It is the capital of the prefecture of the same name and of the Fez-Boulemane region. It has about 1,120,000 inhabitants, was founded in 789 d by Moulay Idríss, and has been the capital of Morocco on several occasions. This is where the AL Quaraouiyine University is located, allegedly the oldest university in the world still in operation, created in 859. The city has three main and distinct parts: Fez El Bali (Fez the Old), Fez el Jdid (Fez the New) and Méchouar. The first is the Medina, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1981; the second was designed and built by the French during the colonial period; the third comprises the royal palace complex.
Merzouga is a small Berber village in the Sahara desert in Morocco located about 35 km from Rissani, 40 km from Erfoud, and about 20 km away from the Algerian border. The village of Merzouga is known for being located next to Erg Chebbi, the largest set of dunes in Morocco, a point of tourist interest for the various activities in the field: excursions on camels, 4x4 circuits, Bivouac and camping in the dunes, therapeutic sand baths, motorcycle trips.
If you're a movie fan, you can't miss this city that is affectionately called "Moroccan Hollywood".
The great success of these studios is due to the low cost of the location, the sun that shines about 300 days a year, the security of the country, the animation and hospitality of the Moroccan people and the fact that it is one of the most exotic and beautiful arid scenarios in the world. world. In addition to the studios, the city also offers tourists the possibility of visiting the Cinema Museum and the Kasbah of Taourirt.
The museum, opened in 2007, was an initiative to preserve Ouarzazate's cinematographic memory and to promote tourism in the city. The museum is open to visitors every day. So dive into the magical world of cinema, in this country that is a unique setting that will remain in your memory forever.
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Bahia Palace It is a palace and a set of gardens occupying 8,000 square meters, located in Marrakech.
Built at the end of the 19th century, it took more than a decade to complete, in an Arab-Andalusian or Moroccan style. The palace had its construction carried out by Si Moussa, and had a goal of being the most impressive palace in the world and of all time.
The name “Palácio Bahia” means Brilliant in Moroccan Arabic. But many theories have emerged about whether the name Bahia was given to the palace or if this was the name of the vizier's favorite wife. In that case the meaning of the name would be, "The Palace of Beauty". But really beautiful is the architecture and all the richness of details of this building, full of mosaics and carvings on the wooden ceiling.
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Marrakech is full of charm, with its imposing temples and the historic part that is considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Amidst the chaos of the streets, we find an oasis, the Majorelle Garden, which belonged to the renowned fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The property was born surrounded by love, for 40 years the French painter Jacques Majorelle passionately created this enchanting place, in the heart of the red city. In 1980, Saint Laurent, who was also an art collector, and his partner Pierre Bergé, acquired and refurbished the beautiful garden, where the ashes were deposited after his death in 2008. Amongst a large collection of exotic plants, trees, lotuses, fountains, a refreshing breeze and birds singing, the surprising garden also houses an Art Deco building in an intense blue color, as cheerful as its surroundings. The vibrant harmony and bright colors make the place an oasis, the perfect refuge from the chaotic city, yet preserving its cultural and architectural essence.
Essaouira is a small fortified coastal town, located west of Marrakech, from where it is possible to take a day trip. This city of strong winds, also called Mogador due to its Portuguese origin, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Essaouira has been the setting for several successful films, such as Alexander the Great, Othello, Gladiator and most recently, Game of Thrones. It is no wonder that the landscape and architecture are so valued. Also recognized for its strong fishing activity, with its blue boats, a true postcard of the city that stands out for tourism, handicrafts, in addition to the production of Argan oil. A small medina full of alleys to lose yourself in culture and art. The walls give access to an artillery platform with defense towers and a collection of Portuguese cannons from 1760. Due to its strategic construction, it has one of the most beautiful views of the sea and the city, allowing you to observe a stunning sunset. The city is sought after for adventure sports on its coast, such as Surf, WindSurf and KiteSurf. You can take a Surf lesson, rent SUP equipment, take quad bike, camel or horse rides. Fun, culture, adventure and good food is what you will find in this region.
Jemaa El Fna square
Marrakech is an ancient imperial city located in western Morocco, with mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a bustling medieval walled city with labyrinthine streets, where bustling souks (markets) sell fabrics, pottery and traditional jewelry.
The 12th-century Moorish minaret of the Koutubia Mosque is a symbol of the city.
Another must-see spot is the
Jemaa El Fna square, a labyrinth of wonderful colors and aromas. There is a vast trade in the square where you can also find several typical foods.
A bustling world, tourists from all over the world are enchanted by the countless attractions, snake charmers, henna tattooists, musicians and storytellers.
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
A small citadel located on a hill surrounded by verdant and fertile valleys between the cities of Fez and Meknes. Mandatory stop for those who want to know Volubilis. Considered sacred by Muslims, there is the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, who was a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, a pilgrimage destination for many devotees. In non-religious periods, tourist visits to the mausoleum are allowed. One of the peculiarities of the citadel is a cylindrical minaret, the only one in Morocco built in 1939, covered in green tiles with arabesques.
Asilah It is a serene town on the north coast of Morocco, a peaceful and beautiful destination on the Atlantic coast, a popular seaside resort mainly for Moroccans and which also attracts many tourists. A haven from the hectic cities, Asilah features quiet, deserted beaches and a relaxing atmosphere. The town has Mediterranean-influenced buildings, including whitewashed houses with blue accents on walls and doors. The series of houses decorated with mural paintings and outdoor art, which highlights the island's reputation for being frequented by artists. Viajar Morocco has the best options for travel itineraries throughout Morocco, we organize your trip with unbeatable price and quality.
Europe meets Africa at the Moroccan port of Tangier, situated across the Strait of Gibraltar, around 20 miles from Spain. Romanticized by poets, artists, filmmakers and writers, the port town of Tangier is known for isolated beaches, vibrant souks, Medina and Kasbah. Tangier is an ideal getaway for people from all walks of life owing to its rich heritage and accessibility from most European and African towns.
Located in northern Morocco, Tangier's culture is an exciting blend of the French, African, Spanish and Portuguese cultures. The white city of Tangier is home to the caves of Hercules; legends say that the mighty hero and his workers rested here in their time. Moreover, the 160-year-old lighthouse at Tangier is a great spot to watch a romantic sunset. Tangier is a couple's favourite holiday destination. It is known for its beautiful seashores, adorable cafes, Grand Socco, ancient walled forts, Tomb of Ibn Batutta, Palais Mendoub and the Mendoubia Gardens.
More than two and a half millennia old, this ancient town is the gateway to Africa and has a wide range of historical spots for seekers of architecture and history. Many cruise ships run across the shores, connecting Tangier to other European and African cities daily.