Morocco Tourist Destinations
Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
- Capital: Rabat
- President: Moroccan dirham
- Prime Minister: 36.03 million (2018) World Bank
- Points of interest: Jama El f’na Market, Jardin Majorelle
- Official language: Arabic
Jardin Majorelle Morocco
The Majorelle Garden is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by the fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it. Today, the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. A must-see stop for a quiet stroll through an absolutely incredible garden. The cultural/historical information included in the museum along with the Amazigh artifacts are really neat to see too. Location is clean, peaceful, and staff/security are excellent. Price for entry is very reasonable as well.
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.
Located at the foot of the impressive Atlas mountains, Marrakech is a stunning and fascinating city to visit. Although small in size, Marrakech leaves a powerful impression. The sounds of the streets, the smells of the markets, the tastes of the tagines and the warm and sunny weather leave a lasting impression on the senses – a vacation you will not forget. Stunning gardens and fantastic collection of Berber jewelry, clothes and tools. I think it’s the place I have enjoyed the most in the whole of Marrakech :) The people working there are nice and have vast knowledge about what they have - from the name, origin and how to care for each species of plants till the dye and tools used to fabricate a certain tool etc:) and they are happy to share the knowledge jutât because they love it - not asking for tips like everywhere else. Marrakech, it's a pure cultural place to visit in Morocco country. However, there are very few stores opened due to covid restrictions. You can find the pure culture of Morocco what you expect to see, it is the only place you shouldn't skip from your travel list. when it comes to price it's much cheaper than compared to any places in Morocco. It might be more beautiful during night time with lights, activities, shopping and food stalls etc. As we visited during this lockdown period, all the stores were closed by 8 pm even though we enjoyed the place as it doesn't lose its elegance. Orange juice would be your all-time favourite once after you taste it.
Jemaa el-Fnaa is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter. Jema-el-Fna Square is one of the main cultural spaces of Marrakech and a symbol of the city since its foundation in the 11th century. It presents an exceptional concentration of popular Moroccan cultural traditions expressed through music, religion and various artistic expressions. Situated at the entrance of the Medina, this triangular square surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotels and public buildings, is the daily scene of commercial activities and entertainment. It is a meeting place for the city's inhabitants, but also for outsiders. Throughout the day and well into the night, you can buy fruits, taste traditional delicacies and find a variety of services such as dentists, healers, fortune tellers, preachers, henna tattoo artists or water carriers.
The Bahia Palace is a late 19th-century palace in Marrakesh, Morocco. The palace was first begun by Si Musa, grand vizier of Alaouite sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman, in 1859 and then continued and expanded by his son Si Ba Ahmed ibn Musa, grand vizier of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz between 1894 and 1900. Today it is a well-known historic monument and tourist attraction in the city. Very beautiful palace where they have opened a part of it to the public. This is the place to see the beautiful Arabic/Moorish designs and architecture. Arrive early to beat the crowds and have the place almost to yourself!