Morocco Things to Do

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Morocco Things to Do

  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    To describe what is on this place and what is special is to best explain what there is and isnt on this square and its hard to imagine something which isnt there at some point of the day... food stalls selling you everything from fresh juices to bbq to cooked snails and hot sweet mint tea..... to hundreds of musicians, performers and story tellers....

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  • Hassan II Mosque

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The Hassan II Mosque or Grand Mosquée Hassan. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards...

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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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  • Bird Valley

    Agadir Things to Do

    The Birds Valley or Vallée des Oiseaux is not only an aviary, but also a small zoo. This zoo with mouflons, lama's and monkeys is as zoo itself not really a very interesting and exciting 'must see', but the as a whole with the green ambiance and waterfall in the middle of the town makes it enjoyable to walk around for a while. For families it's a...

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  • Majorelle Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Majorelle Gardens were donated to Marrakech by Yves Sant-Laurent. Yves has a phallic pink memorial in the gardens. Although Morocco is a relatively liberal Islamic country, it's still slightly odd to wander the former home of such an overtly gay celebrity. In the souks a shopkeeper was trying to sell me a pouf - "it is a pouf not a poof - we don't...

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  • Old Medina

    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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  • 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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  • Kasbah

    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

    Deep inside the souks you can find a small square open up and draw you inside with its sound and colours. This is the spice market. In the centre of the square you will find the itinerant vendors, whose wares change by the day - woven baskets, wood carvings and all kinds of goods for tourists. But around the edges of the square are the permanent...

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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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  • Kasbah - Fort

    Tangier Things to Do

    Kasbah means fortress.THe kasbah is in the medina;other arab word meaning town.In fact medina is the old town in the arab towns.Zoco is the word for souk or street market.Socco is a bad spanish translation. My travel to Morocco was my second travel abroad.I went from Algeciras to Tangier and then to Tetouan and Ceuta by bus.I remember to odour in...

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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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  • El Bahia Palace

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The royal Bahia Palace was built to impress. It was intended to be the finest building in the world, and took a legion of master craftsmen shipped in from Fez 15 years to complete. It consists of 160 rooms, each one of which is decorated to the highest degree in marble tadelakt plaster, zellige terracotta tiles and polished cedar ceilings - all...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • El Badi Palace

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    At 10 dirhams for entry this is a must place for a visit.Once inside the palace you enter a peaceful retreat from the way of life outside.The only sound that we heard was the click click from the many storks that live around the palace walls.It is worth going up to the terrace from which you get nice views of Marrakech as well as getting an idea of...

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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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  • 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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  • Medina

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Judaism arrived in Morocco before Islam, around 70AD and was the most successful of the monotheistic religions, converting many a Berber to the faith. The Jewish population in the country swelled further in the 15th century, when Sephardic Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition were given refuge here. The creation of Israel and the growing tensions...

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  • Cathédrale de Sacré-Coeur

    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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  • Beach

    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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  • Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    At 77 meters, the Koutoubia mosque is the most prominent sight in Marrakech, and its tallest building. Nothing in the city is allowed to be built higher than this mosque, not even the Royal Palace. It was completed in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliph, Yaqub al-Mansur. At the time the Almohad empire was at its peak, with territory stretching...

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  • American Legation Museum

    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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  • 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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  • Saadian Tombs

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    These tombs, discovered in 1917, date back to the 17th century and belong to the Sultan of Morocco, his family and entourage. On their own the tombs are quite plain - there is a deliberate modesty to them. In fact the grave markers are so ordinary you can only really tell the difference between a king and a servant from its position. With the...

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  • St Andrew's Church

    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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  • Mederssa Ben Youssef

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Dyers District

    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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  • 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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  • La Mamounia

    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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  • 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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  • Gueliz

    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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  • 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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  • The Mellah

    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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  • Bab Agnaou

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The entrance to the Kasbah is via Bab Agnou, a twelfth century gate that gave access to the Caliph's residential quarter. The gate comprises of overlapping horseshoe arches carved from local cedar wood, decorated in floral designs at every corner and inscribed with Koranic verses in foliated Kufic letters. It's a fitting gate for someone visiting...

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  • Dar Si Said

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This ‘dar’ originally was built as a mansion by royal chamberlain Sidi Saýd, a brother of ‘Minister’ Bou Ahmed - who extended the Bahia Palacre- in the 19th century. This ‘dar’ can be considered as a kind of a palace or at least the house of a rich person with a couple of courtyards. Nowadays it houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts with (antique)...

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  • Kasbah Mosque

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Near the Bab Agnaou gate is the Kasbah Mosque which is known as el-Mansouria. It was named after Sultan Ahmed el Mansour who had it built in 1190 During Moulay Abdullah’s reign it was restored and then again by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah. Similar to the Koutoubia Minaret but not as impressive. The mosque is not open to non Muslims.

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