Morocco is one of the most popular travel destinations in North Africa. It witnesses a mix of Arabian, European, and Berber cultural influences. Home to a plethora of incredible places, Morocco is an excellent destination to explore. As a tourist, you will always have something to explore and admire at almost every nook and corner of this beautiful country. The nation may be best known for its magnificent beauty, but it can surprise you with its endless number of attractions as well. From golden beaches and serene deserts to colorful markets and spice markets, Morocco doesn’t leave a chance to offer a unique experience to tourists, and that’s one of the many best things about this country.
A trip to Morocco is incomplete without visiting its imperial cities- Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, and Rabat. Each city has something different to offer, but the things they have in common are breathtaking palaces, colorful markets, and bustling town squares. Exploring Morocco can be a lovely experience. And while it’s slightly difficult to narrow down the list of best places to explore in the country to only top 5 destinations, we only want you to explore the best parts of the country.
Ahead, we have put together a list of the best places to visit in Morocco.
As we mentioned above, Marrakech is one of Morocco’s imperial cities that boast history, culture, food, and red old architecture. There’s so much for visitors to see and do, from sampling lip-smacking street food to purchasing spices and artisan jewelry at the souks. Saadian Tombs and El Badi Palace are two of the best attractions to explore to get an insight into the city’s rich history.
This one is yet another imperial city of Morocco. Famous for a mix of architecture and modernism, Fez is one of the most fascinating places to explore in Morocco. Situated in the Middle Eastern desert, this 1200-year-old Maghreb city is brimming with history, and the best place to learn about the city’s rich history is Fès el-Bali. Apart from that, the boulevards of Nille Nouvelle is also one of the best places to visit in Fez, it boasts palm-fringed avenues and Parisian-flavored streets featuring refreshing fountains.
Want to get far away from the chaotic and bustling cities of Morocco? Look no further than Essaouira. It is a seaside town that is famous for many reasons. While its serene vibes are definitely one of its best highlights, another thing that makes this place so popular among tourists is the fact that season three of Game of Thrones was shot in this city itself. Back in the 60s, celebrities like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix used to hang out on the beach of this seatown, and since then, it has served as an excellent holiday or hangout spot. You can also sample delicious seafood at one of its quality seafood restaurants.
Tucked amidst the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is a small yet incredibly beautiful town. Apart from its huge landscape, the city is also famous for its blue-painted houses. This is one of the best places to explore if you are traveling solo. The residents of this town are super friendly and offer great hospitality. You can buy souvenirs and handicrafts from the quaint shops of the medina.
Meknes may not be as large and loud as Marrakech and Fez, but its laid-back atmosphere and old-age architecture manage to add charm to this beautiful city. You can learn about Morocco’s culture by visiting the royal palace and other major historical sites in this city. Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Dar Jamai Museum, and Bab Mansour are some of the best attractions to explore in Meknes.