About Morocco

Morocco conjures up images of mystery & exoticism, a vivid spectrum of sights and colours, it is a world far-removed from the West, but where Europe meets Africa – it is at once captivating. Morocco certainly offers it all in one breathtaking package; majestic mountain ranges, a vast coastline and the spectacular wilderness of the Sahara Desert. This is where the adventure begins. It batters your senses and is full of surprises.

We're not afraid to let you know that if you're looking for a vacation experience that encompasses adventure, culture, history and wilderness, you should look no further than Morocco, a diverse country filled with majestic palaces, interesting museums, mouth-watering cuisine and large expanses of stunning natural landscapes. Morocco is a colourful mix of golden Saharan sand dunes, turquoise Atlantic water, rugged snow-clad peaks of Atlas Mountains and welcoming Berber people. At times, it is trying, stressful, chaotic, and overwhelming for your senses, but for all the stresses of travel, it is a country where you'll feel out of your element and like you were truly somewhere new and different.

Official site: https://www.visitmorocco.com/en

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Best Season:April, May, September, October
Popular Location: Fez, Marrakech, Ouarzazate
When to Visit

Morocco is a land of contrasts. Lapped by the water of the Mediterranean in the north and by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the west, it is also crisscrossed by the Rif and Atlas Mountains, which means the country is affected by a host of climatic influences. The best time to visit Morocco in terms of weather is during spring (around April and May) and early autumn (September and October) when the climate is pleasant and summery throughout the country. At the height of summer, most of the country, especially the south, is far too hot for day-time exploration. Winter is a good time to explore the south and the Sahara without the overwhelming heat, but in contrast, it can get bitterly cold during the night.

Travel Info

Languages : Arabic, Berber, French

Currency : [MAD] Moroccan Dirham

Timezone : GMT +1

Airports : Casablanca Mohammed V Airport [CMN], Marrakesh Menara Airport [RAK], Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport [TNG], Rabat-Salé Airport [RBA]

Annual Number of Visitors : 13 million (2019)

VISA : https://www.consulat.ma/en/ordinary-visas

Travel Tips

Morocco is a very safe, tolerant and relaxed country. Its generous hospitality knows no bounds and you will be exceptionally well looked after wherever you stay. Moroccan culture is rooted in Islam and is very traditional, so please be respectful of certain aspects of society here. In rural areas avoid having too much skin on show, so cover up your arms and legs as much as possible. When shopping for souvenirs, homewares, items of clothing, etc. in the souks expect to have to haggle over the price; this is perfectly normal and all part of an elaborate bargaining game between you and the shop-keeper! Tipping is also an established practice and remains entirely discretionary. The biggest concern for a tourist in Morocco is the popularity of faux guides. In general, to be safe, it’s best to simply never accept the services of people who approach you and avoid eye contact when you see someone drawing near. As with any other foreign country, the local food (and especially street food) is not always cooked in the same conditions your stomach is used to. For that reason, be aware of where you choose to try street food.

Best Known For

Local Culture, Mountains, Beaches, Local Cuisine, Hiking, Camping, City, Off the Beaten Path, Landmarks/Sights, Walking Tours, All Water Activities, Scuba/Snorkelling, All Active/Outdoor, Mountain Biking, Family Friendly, At Sea, Peace and Quiet, Romantic, Roadtrip, Heritage, Museums, Desert, Shopping, Fishing, Trekking, Golf, Camel riding, Adventure, Skiing

To Do

Camping in Desert

Camping within Morocco’s Sahara Desert offers so much more than sleeping under canvas and spending a night in the dunes. The quietude and space is indescribable, the night-sky boundless, and the scenery otherworldly. Most Sahara desert camps come with similar amenities. Most camps have several seating areas spread throughout the campsite to relax and watch the stars once the sun goes down. Being out in the middle of the Sahara is the very best part of the desert camping in Morocco experience. Set your alarm for the wee hours before you go to bed so you can get up early to catch the most magnificent and peaceful sunrise you’ll ever experience.

Shopping in Bazaars

A mixture of traditional and contemporary, Morocco holds the promise of incomparable sensations. Stroll through the bazaars with their bright colors and oriental scents and they will whisk you into another world in the blink of an eye. In the souks, you will discover authentic products and bargain with merchants to buy everything from food staples to handmade items shaped by ancestral expertise. Shop for an array of typical products, including pottery, daggers and carpets, visit the workshops where they are crafted or even try your hand at making something yourself.

Wellness in Hammam

Thanks to its geographic positioning and its climate, Morocco is a place where the benefits of water are showcased in the form of spa treatments, thalassotherapy, balneotherapy and hydrotherapy. The quintessential wellness experience is still the hammam, where you will be pampered with exfoliating scrubs and massages using black soap, rhassoul clay, aromatic plants, rose water and henna. From the traditional communal hammam to a spa facility at a prestigious institution in Morocco’s major cities, indulge yourself in a moment of extreme relaxation.

Stay in a Riad

Simply put, a riad is a traditional Moroccan house. The term comes from the Arab word ‘ryad’ (meaning ‘garden’) but is applied to townhouses built around an inner courtyard or garden. The windows of each room face into the courtyard – this clever design helps to keep the air cool and comfortable, particularly during hot Moroccan summers. Riads aren’t large establishments but each one is unique. What makes them so special is that each room is individually decorated, incorporating intricate Moroccan architecture and beautiful tilework to bring out the room’s beauty and personality. All riads provide traditional hotel accommodation but what sets them apart from regular hotels is that your experience is steeped in the culture and history of Morocco.

Hot air balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon in Morocco offers an opportunity of an authentic and exotic experience with amazing view of berberi villages, desert oasis, deep valleys and High Atlas mountains. The different colours of the diversified landscape will leave you breathless. If you don’t have enough time to enjoy a full multi-day desert experience and cross the Atlas Mountain, you can get a taste of the mountains from the hot air balloon. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Morocco’s deserts and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride from Marrakech. Ride a 4×4 to the launch spot in the early morning and drift through the dawn skies over the desert valleys and hillsides just as the sun casts them in gold, orange and pink. An activity not to be missed!

Reasons to Visit


Morocco is a land of culture, civilization and authenticity whose many charms attract more than just tourists. To appreciate this splendid region that has preserved its authenticity and to soak in its secular culture, you must accept that the present here is still closely tied to the past. You will learn even more about the country’s traditions by interacting with the people. The luckiest visitors are those who can attend one of the many cultural and artistic events held here. No matter what you pick, the cultural wealth of this country will amaze you.

The impressive architecture

Moroccan architecture is so intriguing that it’s hard not to photograph every single street you walk down. The rich architecture of Morocco lacks neither charm nor variety. Whether you visit the north or the south of the country, perfectly preserved medinas, minarets, fortified walls, monumental doors, ksars and kasbahs invite you to discover the myriad architectural treasures of Morocco. Venture into the meandering alleys of old neighborhoods and learn what surprises lurk in the country’s medinas. The architecture of these buildings hints at rites and expresses the traditions of an entire civilization.

The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is a stunning place in our world, and Morocco is a great starting point for venturing into the dunes. Endless layers of soft golden sand dunes fill the horizon, and climbing up these massive dunes is surreal. The atmosphere is so quiet and peaceful, and watching the sunset or sunrise over the desert is unforgettable. You can rent a car or hitchhike, but it’s just easier to have an experienced local guide lead you to the right spots. You can also get multi-day tours which usually include meals, luxury camping in the desert, and a fun camel trek. Regardless of how you go, Sahara is simply beautiful.

Hollywood in Morocco

With cheap production costs and the same desolate scenery as more dangerous countries further east, Morocco has attracted Hollywood studios in large numbers for years. Built on the side of a hill, Aït Benhaddou is a magnificent fortified town (ksar) whose red mud walls and buildings sit majestically over the banks of the Ounila River. It’s castellated walls and dramatic location conjure images of biblical towns, long lost villages, and battling armies. It is the most picturesque ksar, which is probably why it’s in every movie! The Hollywood of Morocco has been featured in Game of Thrones, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more films.

Traditional Life

Morocco is a storied country, that has, over the centuries, woven its ties to sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the wider Middle East into whole cloth. Its mixed Arab and Berber population forms a strong national identity, but an increasingly youthful one, taking the best of its traditions and weaving the pattern anew – from the countryside to the city, from the call to prayer from the mosque to the beat of local hip hop. Morocco has a hundred faces and sounds, all ready to welcome the traveller looking for spice and adventure.


The city has plenty to offer alongside the endless fantastic photo opportunities of the blue-washed houses against the majestic Rif Mountain setting. Chefchaouen is abundant with history, restaurants, souqs and beautiful landscapes. Surrounded by cheerful, cool blue walls, you’ll feel incredibly peaceful as you explore the quiet streets. You’ll encounter kind street artisans, blue and white doors with elegant detail, and bright flower pots that rest against the terracotta tiled walls. Chefchaouen is one of Morocco’s best kept secrets.


To a romantic, Casablanca is a mythical place that exists in a dream inspired by the 1942 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. The reality is that the real Casablanca is often overlooked by tourists. Casablanca is a city for travelers who like to feel like a local, rather than a tourist, and who want to experience the present as well as learn about the past. Architecture buffs will geek out on the city’s diverse building styles, from Art Deco to radically modern. Casablanca has a buzzy restaurant scene fuelled by both locals and visitors. Tourists can’t resist dining at Rick’s Café, not because of the food, but because of the sultry atmosphere inspired by the bar made famous in the iconic film.


Essaouira is Morocco’s beautiful laid back beach town along the country’s Atlantic coast. Essaouira makes the perfect day trip when you need a break from the intensity and chaos of Marrakesh. Essaouira is known for it’s seafood, which isn’t surprising given its location along the Atlantic. Essaouira was built like a fortress to protect it from invaders and most of the fortifications remain in place today. One of the most peaceful things to do in Essaouira is to head to the beach. If you’re looking for adventurous things to do, consider kitesurfing. In fact, people come to Morroco’s Atlantic coast from all over the world just to go surfing, kitesurfing, or windsurfing.


The “Red City” of Marrakech, so called after the ochre walls that surround the medina, as well as its sandstone buildings, never fails to fascinate its visitors. It is a place that travelers either love or hate. But it’s also one of these places where you need to adjust your expectations accordingly and be prepared that it’s a place like no other. The city offers plenty of exoticism and romance, with a thriving old centre housing bustling markets, craft businesses, restaurants and more. It’s a tourist destination that manages to combine the best of Moroccan culture and tradition but with a chilled out vibe and modern amenities too. In Marrakesh, you have to forget about maps. They simply don’t work in there, especially in the Medina.


Tangier, known also as the gateway of Morocco, dominates the Strait of Gibraltar from high ground. Part of the city faces the Atlantic Ocean and the other faces the milder and calmer Mediterranean Sea. It has an ancient and rich history. Over the course of the centuries it has been a Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Portuguese Arab, Spanish and British city, and this multicultural influence has made it a place of artistic inspiration. Sip on a fresh-squeezed orange juice on a balcony in the old kasbah, take in the breathtaking view over the Strait of Gibraltar and Southern Spain, and take a seat at one of the many cafés and bars to channel the vibes of this city.


While much has changed in Fez over the years as it has gone from imperial capital to simply being one of Morocco’s largest cities; much has also stayed the same. The city remains Morocco’s spiritual heart thanks to the strong ties to religious schools and Islamic scholars. Its car-free medina has also remained a crossroads for trade and a center for teaching the traditional trade crafts of Morocco such as intricate wood carving, zellige tilework, and hand wrought metalsmithing. Unlike bustling Marrakech, Fez still retains much of the traditional culture that has defined it, making a trip here a glimpse into the Morocco that was.


Rabat isn’t on the tourist radar but there are many reasons to include it on your list. When it comes to seeing Morocco, Rabat is a bit of an unsung hero. The administrative capital is often left off the popular tourist circuit. However, Rabat is a fabulous destination and can arguably be called the most ‘chill’ city in Morocco. Rabat is also a modern, environmentally responsible capital that takes pride in its green spaces. Rabat also has a well-developed ocean front. There are miles of improved beaches that run along the Atlantic coast all the way to the neighboring Casablanca.


With the title of Imperial City and a UNESCO-stamped ancient medina, Meknes can rival the likes of Marrakesh, Rabat, and Fez, yet it struggles to attract the same loyal following of travellers. But this scenic hilltop city has plenty to offer the curious visitor, from intricate gates to marvellous museums and mausoleums. Meknes is made up of the old (medina) and the new (ville nouvelle); two distinct centres less than three miles apart but harnessing quite different vibes.


Ouarzazate has stood at the edge of the Sahara desert for hundreds of years. A city of palm trees, sandy streets and blocky, fort-like buildings, this is the Morocco seen in a hundred movies. The name Ouarzazate comes from the Amazigh for ‘quiet place’, and compared to many of its fellow Moroccan towns and cities, there is a certain calm to be found here. Inside its walls you’ll find new hotels and complexes, plus film studios which have made the most of their photogenic location. Outside the city is the reason most people come to Ouarzazate: the stunning Sahara. Take a trek out to the nearby villages and kasbahs, see the breathtaking Todra Gorge, and marvel at one of the world’s great natural wonders.


Tetouan is a jewel of a town in a striking location at the foot of the Rif Mountains, and just a few kilometres from the sea. The ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, looks like it has not changed in several centuries. The modern centre that abuts it gleams in white, its Spanish facades given a recent facelift to seductive affect. That Spanish influence dates from 1912–56, when Tetouan was the capital of the Spanish protectorate, which encompassed much of northern Morocco. The town’s long relationship with Andalusia has left it with a Hispano-Moorish character that is unique in Morocco, as physically reflected in the white buildings and broad boulevards of the Spanish part of the city.


Cascades d'Akchour, Chefchaouen

If you appreciate good hiking trails and stunning nature views, a trip to the Cascades d’Akchour is an absolute must. For a less strenuous and more scenic route, hike to the lower falls. For a slightly more challenging trek that promises a rewarding view at the end, take the path up to the natural arch called God’s Bridge for unbeatable panoramas of the surrounding Rif Mountains.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

The Majorelle Garden is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech. 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. Later the home of the famous designer Yves Saint-Laurent, this garden is a beautiful masterpiece combining oriental colors and exotic plants.

Cinema Museum, Ouarzazate

The Cinema Museum is a more intimate look at the film industry in Ouarzazate. Rather than large sprawling lots, the museum contains some old sets, various film props and archaic cinematic equipment. It’s a small dusty space with the film sets from Aladdin, the Mummy and Babel. Antique pieces are scattered around collecting dust, seemingly devoid of any particular order. But the Cinema Museum is one of those endearing experiences you can only get in Morocco.

Atlas Film Studio, Ouarzazate

At a whopping 433,000 square feet, the Atlas Film Studio is considered the largest in the world. Over 200 movies and television programmes have been filmed at Atlas Studios including, Gladiator, Ben Hur, The Mummy, Passion of Christ, Black Hawk Down and Game of Thrones. Some of the sets have been preserved while others are constantly being built and then knocked down again to make way for the next one. The highlight is the set of Kingdom of Heaven – a 1 km drive from the entrance.

Volubilis, Meknes

A major trading center and the southernmost settlement during Roman times, Volubilis is one of the best preserved (and least frequented) such ruins (dating back to the third century BC) in the world. Most of the city is still unexcavated so the site has a very raw feel to it. It is not built up, and opens in a way that really lets you get up close and see the structures without being behind ten feet of barriers and jostled by crowds.

Bab el-Mansour, Meknes

Completed in 1732, the gate is impressive not only for its size but its original green and white zellij tiles, marble columns and inscriptions from the Quran along the top. The Dar Jamai Museum is worth the entry for the interiors alone. The eclectic collection is dotted around the building; just don’t miss the incredible tile work or the decorated dome ceiling on the first floor.

Heri es-Souani, Meknes

Heri es-Souani – or the Royal Granaries – was designed to not only store excessive amounts of grain but to also stable a whopping 12,000 horses at a time. Although an earthquake caused the roof to collapse in the eighteenth-century, it’s still possible to get an idea of the sheer scale of this place, which was a feat of engineering for Moulay Ismail.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

The Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco, is a testament to incredible craftsmanship. The Hassan II mosque has a capacity of 25.000 worshippers. It took more than seven years and as many as 10,000 artisans to complete the intricate masterpiece. It is a surrealistic experience to walk around its impressive construction surrounded by the mist coming from the ocean.

Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech

Djemaa el-Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter. It is truly mind blowing: tens of thousands of people at night eating, shopping, getting henna tattoos, listening to bands and storytellers, and watching magicians. It’s one of the most hectic but fascinating people-watching places in the country. Here, inhabitants and tourists gather both during the day and night to have something to eat, shop or observe the various shows taking place.

Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech

The Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakech’s most important mosque and was one of the largest places of worship for followers of Islam when it was completed in 1158. This large, Almohad-style mosque features a plaza with gardens and a fountain. The highlights of the mosque are the minaret that stands 226 ft. high, which is very similar to the Giralda (bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Spain), and the colour of the temple, made of red stone, which is typical of the region.

Bahia Palace, Marrakech

The Bahia Palace is a palace and a set of gardens located in Marrakesh. It was built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means “brilliance”. Commissioned by the Grand Vizier Ba Ahmed ben Moussa, the palace took over ten years to complete and was designed in two stages. The building has 150 rooms that lead to various patios and gardens. The most interesting part of the visit is the harem of Abu Bou Ahmed’s four wives and 24 concubines.

Dar Si Said, Marrakech

The Dar Si Said Museum is the oldest museum in the city with the greatest number of works of art exhibited. The Museum is officially called the Museum of Moroccan Arts. Like other palaces in Marrakech, Dar Si Said was originally residence of one of Morocco’s chief executives. In this case, it was the former house of Si Said, brother of the grand vizier of Marrakech, Bou Ahmed. The building’s most beautiful decoration is found at the entrance of the courtyard and on the second floor.

El Badii Palace, Marrakech

El Badii Palace was built at the end of the sixteenth century by sultan Ahmed al-Mansour to commemorate the victory of the Battle of the Three Kings against the Portuguese. Remains of the 16th-century palace whose garden walls and ornamental orange orchard still stand. The building entered a period of decline at the end of the 17th-century, when sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif decided to move the capital of Morocco from Marrakech to Meknes.

Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

The Saadian tombs are sepulchres in Marrakech, which date to time of the Saadian dynasty sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. They are located on the south side of the Kasbah Mosque. These tombs date back to the end of the sixteenth century designed by Ahmad al-Mansur and are located in a closed garden, which visitors can access through a small passageway. The most important building of the Saadian Tombs is the main mausoleum. The graves of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and his family are contained in this crypt.

Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakech

The Ben Youssef Madrasa is the largest Islamic college in Morocco and is also the most important. It was founded during the fourteenth century and re-constructed in 1565, commissioned by Abdallah al-Ghalib. It has over 130 rooms and has housed over 900 students. The school was built for the students who attended the Ben Youssef Mosque, located adjacent to the madrasa.

Musée de Marrakech

The Marrakech Museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, former residence of Mehdi Mnebhi, who was the Defence Minister of Abdelaziz of Morocco. The palace dates from the end of the nineteenth century, and a great example of classical Andalusian architecture. One of the building’s highlights is the patio (with the magnificent lamp) and the rooms around the traditional courtyard. These rooms house the museum’s collection, made up mainly of weapons, pottery and other traditional Moroccan objects.

Menara Gardens, Marrakech

The Menara Gardens are Marrakech’s most famous gardens. They were established during the twelfth century around a lake, which was used to water the fruit and vegetables planted in the grounds. It was initially commissioned by Abd al-Mu’min, leader of the Almohad Movement. The most beautiful part of this green-space is the lake, which is presided by a pavilion, and the thousands of olive trees surrounding the area.

Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Benhaddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The site was also one of the many trading posts on the commercial route linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by the Dra Valley and the Tizi-n’Telouet Pass. It is the most picturesque ksar, which is probably why it’s in every movie! Just twenty miles from Ouarzazate, this site has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech

During forty years, Yves Saint Laurent developed a style that was his own. By accompanying the liberation of women, the many iconic garments he designed have become part of the history of the 20th century. Located very near the Jardin Majorelle – acquired by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980 – the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech occupies a new 4,000 m² building. It includes a 400 m² permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Yves Saint Laurent and designed by Christophe Martin.

Cascades d'Ouzoud, Tanaghmeilt

With a height of 110 m while flowing with the vigor of snow melt from the surrounding High Atlas Mountains, it’s rare to experience a waterfall of this magnitude cutting through the typically hot and arid environments of Northern Africa. The word “Ouzoud” was said to be Berber for “grinding grain”. It’s said that Spring time would be the period of highest flow.

Al-Attarine Madrasa, Fez

The Al-Attarine Madrasa is a madrasa in Fez, near the Al-Qarawiyyin. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said in 1323-5. The madrasa takes its name from the Souk al-Attarine, the spice and perfume market. The madras’s main beauty is in its courtyard. It is fully decorated and adorned from the floors to the walls. The walls have three elements. The stucco carved biomorphic patterns (arabesque) that are based on a geometrical grid, the painted Arabic calligraphy and the tiled (zilige) Islamic geometric patterns.

Chouara Tannery, Fez

The Chouara Tannery is one of three tanneries in Fez, located in the Fez Medina along the river and near the Madrasa al-Saffarin. The tannery has been operating at that site since early in the history of Fez, and today operates in much the same fashion as it did in its early centuries. The site is a grid of round stone wells, some filled with white liquid and some filled with dye. Hides are brought to the tannery to be processed and turned into leather goods sold in the surrounding souks and exported around the world. It is also a significant tourist attraction in Fez.

Dar Batha, Fez

Dar Batha, or Qasr al-Batha, is a former royal palace in the city of Fez. The palace was commissioned by the Alaouite Sultan Hassan I and his successor Abdelaziz in the 19th century. It was converted into a museum in 1916 with around 6,000 collections. Dar Batha Museum is located in the heart of the medina, opposite the beautiful Bou Inania. This museum is full of treasures that reflect the traditional art of Fez and its region.

Kasbah Museum, Tangier

The Kasbah Museum is Sultan’s Palace called Dar el Makhzen. The museum contains many exhibits showing history of the area from prehistoric time to the 19th century. It gives a picture of the historical role played by Tangier in linking Africa and Europe benefiting from its geographical location, which enabled it to be a meeting ground and exchange in the Mediterranean. The museum is located on the Beit al-Mal (Treasury) hall, topped by a dome of engraved wood.

Caves of Hercules, Tangier

The cave is dating back to 2500 BC. Ancient references claim it was the headquarters of Hercules, the legend man that Romanian and the Phoenician talked about. The cave contains two entrances, one on the sea and is known by its form that looked like the map of Africa, and the official entrance from the ground.

Place Hassan II, Tetouan

The broad and empty Place Hassan II, which is mostly roped off for security reasons, links the medina to the Ensanche. It looks like it houses the Wizard of Oz, with guards standing in front of the long flat facade of the Royal Palace, and four somewhat bizarre columns towering all around. The large decorations on the opposite wall are abstract Hands of Fatima, a common symbol used to ward off the evil eye.

Plaza Uta El Hammam, Chefchaouen

The bustling heart of the medina is the shady, cobbled Plaza Uta El Hammam, which is lined with cafes and restaurants, all serving similar, rather uninspired fare. It is also where you’ll find the kasbah and Grand Mosquée. The large tree at the center makes for a great meeting point before exploring the medina.

Kasbah, Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen’s 15th-century clay-brown kasbah contains a lovely Andalusian-style garden, a former prison, the small Center for Research and Andalusian Studies and even smaller art gallery (only open during exhibitions). One of the fortress’ 13 spires, the Portuguese Tower, named after the Portuguese prisoners who built it, features plaques tracing Riffian history and provides exquisite views of the medina.

Medina, Chefchaouen

Winding alleyways, cute doorways and charming plazas all in many shades of blue – this is what has attracted millions to this tiny village in the Rif Mountains. The heart of the medina is the shady, cobbled Plaza Uta El Hammam, dominated by the red-hued walls of the kasbah and the adjacent Grande Mosquée.

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