Morocco Things to Do

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Morocco Things to Do

  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This is easily Marrakesh's main sight and a place where you can easily spend a couple of hours just walking around or watching the scene. Here, you will find all kinds of arts and all kinds of food in an entertaining setting. The square is what comes the closest to a place out of 1001 nights and is known for its snake charmers, henna tattooists and...

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  • Hassan II Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The new mosque of Hassan II it's a marvel of architecture, looking big and being bigger than it looks, favoured by its location entering the sea. I didn't visit the interior, which, for non Muslims, is only accessible in organized visits that we couldn't access. But it's always possible to walk in the esplanade, seeing the doors and arches in...

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  • Medina

    Tangier Things to Do

    Tangiers medina is quite small in comparison with other Moroccan cities. The walled city runs up the side of the hill to the kasbah. You can enter the medina from the Grand Socco through the gate and into Rue as-Siaghin. This used to be the old Jewish quarter where a gold market used to operate.

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  • Kasbah

    4 out of 5 stars

    Agadir Things to Do

    Ruins of fortress that lies on a mountain above the city of Agadir. The word KASBAH is in arabic an means fortress. It was built in the 1500-century but was destroyed in the big earthquake in 1960. The wiew from here is amazing.

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  • Souks

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Yes some of the store owners are rude if you do not buy. but ignore them they are not like most. Move on to a good store. Top tip. Do not ask the price if you are not really interested in buying. If you start to negotiate you will be expected to buy when a good price is met. Allow time, be friendly and respectful, do not be to aggressive and the...

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  • Old Medina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The old part of Casablanca, within a set of city walls and known as the Medina, is surprisingly easy to miss. You could wander around the city centre for a few hours, then take a taxi out to the big mosque and the seaside, and not realise that the medina exists. It certainly doesn't compare to other medinas in places like Fes or Marrakesh, or even...

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  • Kasbah - Fort

    Tangier Things to Do

    This was my first-ever visit to the Tangier Kasbah, the ancient fortifications are impressive but modernised buildings have sprung up inside the fortress and vehicles demand access through the narrow streets which were only designed to accommodate carts, mules, horses and pedestrians. The original palace is now the museum ( 10 dirhams admission)...

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  • Bird Valley

    Agadir Things to Do

    This park is reasonable to walk through and it has goats and other animals to be seen. The only major draw back for me is the pitiful sight of an adult Barbary Macaque which is now alone since it's cage mate passed away. The cage is dark and dingy with no fresh grass or soft bedding. A big contrast to the luxurious surrounds his fellow Macaques in...

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  • Majorelle Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I visited the garden November 2014 and was a little disappointed. The botany was bland and repetitive and took twenty minutes to view. It scores 5 out of ten. It is probably worth one visit but no more

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  • La Corniche

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The coastal area south of Casablanca, is a resort zone named Corniche. Too rocky to my taste, we got there a bad weather and a rough sea. That left us a negative impression, in contrast with the heavy construction of playful facilities in the coast, suggesting a quality that... we didn't notice. Maybe in a second visit... No chance to change...

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  • Grand Socco

    Tangier Things to Do

    The Grand Socco (a French-Spanish hybrid for the Big Square) is the best point of departure for an exploration of the medina and souks. Thanks largely to personal interest from King Mohammed VI, this former market square underwent a makeover in 2005. A large marble fountain is now encircled by park benches and grass areas shaded by large palm...

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  • Jardim de Olhao

    Agadir Things to Do

    In the southwest corner of the Jardim de Olhao is a small museum dedicated to the earthquake of 1960. I red that some pictures of old Agadir are displayed here. To visit this museum on my way from the market to my hotel in Nouveau Talborjt was the motive to come to the Olhao Park. I found the gate closed from the outside, so I took another...

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  • Medina

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I must confess that I was not impressed by the Medina, in Marrakesh. After visiting Tetouan, Tangier, Casablanca, and specially Fes, this Medina seemed a common commercial quarter, without the strong sensations lived in Fes. Of course, for a first contact with Moroccan way of life the sensation may be totally different, but

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  • Quartiers des Habous

    Casablanca Things to Do

    Some distance south of the city centre, after blocks of drab apartments and offices, things suddenly perk up a little bit. A stone mosque with what looks like a village green out the front, narrow backstreets with low rise attractive houses, whitewashed archways, decorative fountains, a cluster of souvenir shops in a mock-up of a genuine souk,...

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  • Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tangier Things to Do

    Tangier displays one of the largest beaches that I saw in Morocco. The weather in mid September was good, but the beach was empty. Why? Cold water? Dangerous sea? Maybe both, but the emptiness and the abandoned look were not attractive.

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  • Amazighe Heritage Museum

    Agadir Things to Do

    At the groundflour of the Municipal Amazighe heritage museum is a hall for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. During my visit in summer 2007 there was an exhibition of the work of a local artist named Rachid Fassih. I am always interested to see the art works of local artists, to look how they are expressing their cultural background and...

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  • El Bahia Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This 19th century palace has over 160 rooms, but only about two dozen are open to the public. A part of it is still used by the Royal family and their staff. It was the residence of Abou Ahmed, a former African slave who rose to power and became grand vizier to the Sultan. The palace was named after his favourite wife. Later, it was used by the...

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  • Modern City Life

    Casablanca Things to Do

    I'm usually an old building fan, so in the Arab World, I generally get my kicks in the medinas where the oldest and most interesting quarters are found, and hardly visit the new modern parts of town. However, in Casablanca, the modern city is a major attraction for anyone with an interest in Art Deco or Mauresque architecture. Some of the buildings...

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  • Camels

    Tangier Things to Do

    4 They smell poorly, not sure why anyone would ever fall in love with them. THey have buck teeth, they are built funny, but we had fun. We decided that we had to ride a camel just to experience it, and I can tell you it is a weird sensation when the thing tries to get up, you feel like you are going to fall off and once it is up, it is...

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  • Souq El-Had

    Agadir Things to Do

    If you are a market addict like me, you may have a lot to explore at the stalls of the Souq al-Had. So I found at this marketstall boxes with all kind of different stuff from haberdashery, plastics, beans, stones to herbs (picture 1). Of many stuff I couldn't discover what it was, so there still are some mysteries at this market. The combination...

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  • Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    After Marrakesh was conquered by the Almohades in 1147, they decided to pull down the former palace of the Almoravids and build a mosque on this spot. The mosque was named after the book traders who had their stalls in the neighbouring district. The construction took years as the first attempt had a mihrab with a 5 degree deviation to Mekka. The...

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  • Cathédrale de Sacré-Coeur

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    Just off the square, look out for two sparkling white towers and a spiky roof...this is the Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, an odd yet beautiful Moroccan-colonial building. The first time I came to visit, the gates were locked and I could only admire the building from the outside (still worth seeing for the architecture). But it impressed me enough to...

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  • Dar el-Makhzen Museum

    Tangier Things to Do

    Opened from Sunday to Saturday except Tuesday (9-13 / 15-18) This ancient palace of the sultan was established under the kingdom of Moulay ismail and it knew different expansions through the next centuries. This palace has very beautiful apartments dressed in carved mosaic and plaster and it is decorated with a patio bordered by marble...

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  • Beach

    Agadir Things to Do

    Agadir has a very good beach. A wide and long strip of thin white sand, a regular and low surf, no hidden rocks, the only drawback was the persistent fog. Is it common, or just our bad luck? Anyway, we didn't complain, because staying in the beach was safer than under the burning sun. Sun tanning was slow, but swimming or playing sports, it was...

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  • Saadian Tombs

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    What is today one of the main sights in Marrakesh, was left into decay until 1917. The tombs were used as a kind of backyard until air photography revealed what kind of treasure was hidden in the city. Since then, the tombs have been restored to former glory. The artwork of tiles is amazing! The tombs were constructed for the rulers of the Saadian...

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  • Petit Socco

    Tangier Things to Do

    Rue Siaghine meanders downhill to the Petit Socco (Little Square). In the heart of the medina, this was the meeting place of choice for many of the writers, painters, and other creative types who breezed through the city from the 1930s to 1950s. The coffee houses surrounding the square once served up much sleazier offerings but are today pleasant...

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  • Camel Ride

    Agadir Things to Do

    Here you can ofcours ride a camel, at the top of Kasbahn. I´m not sure what the price is but I know for sure that you must agree about the price BEFORE you get on the camel otherwise the man who is leading the camel can take what price he wants.

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  • El Badi Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The “Incomparable Palace” is a huge palace complex from which only ruins are preserved. The Saadians ordered its construction in 1578. It was only in use for about 75 years until it was demolished in the late 17h century. According to a legend, the court jester remarked once that the palace is going to be a beautiful ruin. Still, there is enough...

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  • St Andrew's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tangier Things to Do

    Lies west of the Grand Socco. We visited this church on a Sunday it was truly a oasis in this area of Tangier, we were presented with a cross made out of palm leaf did not have the hart to tell them i am a non believer.

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  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    As you approach the Madrasa through Marrakech's dusty streets there's not much to suggest what you will find behind its plain wooden doors. Maybe the ornately tiled series of horseshoe arches across the street will give you a hint - they aren't that common in the city. Once inside you will find yourself in what was once the biggest Islamic school...

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  • American Legation Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tangier Things to Do

    Granted, I'm not American and 99% of my friends aren't either - but I'm still amazed that not one of my friends who have visited Morocco has visited the American Legation in Tangier. A working legation from 1821 until 1956, it is now a museum and serves to illustrates through art, furniture, maps (by Mercator), carpets, letters & objets d'art the...

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  • Hamman - Spa

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This really is an amazing spa, the building is beautiful! The hammam and massage were very good too. Make sure you have time on your hands and make the most of relaxing in the luxury surroundings. We had the 45 minute hammam and 1 hour massage package, which we felt was very good value for money based on home prices, considering how nice the spa...

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  • City Wall

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The walls of the Medina in Marrakech, also known as the ramparts, are what lend the city its famous shade of pink. They are made from orange-red clay and chalk, and shimmer red in the heat of a cresting sunset. These behemoths can reach nearly 20 feet in height, and stretch for 19 complete kilometers around the city, maintaining 20 gates and 200...

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  • Menara Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The Menara Gardens were built in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min. The name menara derives from the pavillon with its small green pyramid roof (menzeh). The pavilion was built during the 16th century by the Saadi dynasty. It was renovated in 1869 by Sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco, who used to stay here in summertime. The gardens...

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  • Marrakech Museum

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The building itself is the main reason for visiting this beautiful museum, a former 19th century palace. The exhibits including some contemporary art are worthwhile, but the tile work and general decor are spectacular. Buy a combined ticket to the museum, Medersa, and ruined mosque to get a reduced fee. There is a small cafe for reasonably priced...

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  • Tanneries

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Before I went I read 'Although the tanneries in Marrakech are not as well known as those in Fez, you'll still find enough to keep your attention for hours.' This was sadly not to be my experience and I am sure the majority of independent travellers have similar experiences to mine! This tip is not going to tell you about how the same methods,...

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  • Gueliz

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The name Gueliz comes from the Arabic bastardization of the French word "eglise" meaning church. That's the long way of understanding that Gueliz is a colonial construction - a place of wide boulevards, not mazes of alleyways, of plumbing, showers, supermarkets, central heating and a regular supply of electricity. It's the modern part of...

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  • La Mamounia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    La Mamounia isn't just a hotel - it is a legend approaching mythical status. It is a place of extreme luxury, and has hosted dignitaries as noble as Sir Winston Churchill. It's been the backdrop to many a famous movie, including Hitchcock's The Man who knew too much, as well as being the backdrop to a wedding party for Vladimir Putin's daughter in...

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  • Snake Charmers

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    One of the must do things in Marrakech and one of the most careful things you must be ready for ..... The Jemaa D'Fna square is full of people reading your fortune, people walking around with monkeys and various other types of entertainment both during the day and night ...... but the most interesting part is the snake charmers ..... These snakes...

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  • Dyers District

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    After a pleasant time spent learning about the dyes and 'dressing up' ;-) (see previous tip!)I tried to explain that I wanted to see the skeins of wool hanging to dry (as I'd seen on post cards/guide books) The boy who'd shown me to this yard appeared and took me across the alley, and through a shop, which led onto a yard, where I found what I was...

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  • The Mellah

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Mellahs are the old Jewish Quarters of Moroccan cities and towns. The Mellah of Marrakesh is located within the city walls, south of the Bahia Palace. This area was established during the 16th century. Jewish and Muslim refugees fled from Spain to seek safety in Morocco in 1942, this area continued to grow, and businesses flourished. During...

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  • Oureka Valley

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Doing the Ourika Valley and Quad Bikes are a definite must in Marrakech, this way you have fun and enjoy the scenic surroundings around you. Ourika valley with views of the Atlas mountains and Quads with the views of the Palamaraie grove plantations!

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  • Berber Pharmacies

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Argan Oil is a very rare and precious oil which has been used for centuries by the Berber tribes of Morocco and there are dozens of shops and vendors just waiting to sell some to you. NB: Argon oil is not transparent - if you can see through the bottle/oil it is fake. It is good for many uses such as brittle nails, dry hair, aging/dull skin, lips,...

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  • Bab Agnaou

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This beautiful gate from 1185 is named after the slaves which entered the Kasbah (Royal District) through it. It was part of the walls of the old Medina and of the oldest preserved structures in town. The horseshoe-shaped arches are decorated with ornaments and inscriptions, including Quranic verses.

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  • Dar Si Said

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    It's a cultural museum with needlecraft, tapestries, carpets and items of clothing. There are also ceramics, musical instruments, jewellery and photos. Something really fascinating, there are some chairs from a hand-cranked carousel! The rooms are spacious and arranged over two floors. Photography is not permitted but there are few officials and...

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