Once the seat of ancient empires and the crossroads of foreign legions, Morocco is one of those countries where visitors seem to get the feeling that they’re experiencing life at its best— rich history, exquisite culture, and a vibrant, modern pace of life seldom seen elsewhere. Casablanca, for starters, is the famed North African city of beauty, resorts, the ‘quiet Apple’ of the Mediterranean. Or, if you prefer a deeper shade of richness, Marrakech and Fez offer that touch of unique Moroccan culture seldom seen elsewhere in the country. Ancient fortified cities, attractive souqs or bazaars, a bustling air of local life, and the air filled with all the aromas of the fabulous Moroccan cuisine…these are some of the splendid attractions awaiting visitors.
Named by CNN as one of the “Top Travel Destinations of 2013”, Rabat is Morocco’s capital and its political powerhouse. Visit the Hassan Tower, the impressive Mausoleum of Mohammed V, or its famed Kasbah of the Udayas for a timeless experience. The city boasts with hundreds of hotels, banks, and all that can accompany a modern city hungry for tourists: restaurants, cafes, and endless bazaars.
Besides being the city where Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman entrenched their glamorous, wartime affair, Casablanca, or ‘white house’ in Spanish, is Morocco’s largest city and one of the largest ports and financial metropolises on the African continent. Packed with endless hotels, shops, squares, museums, cafes, and banks, Casablanca is the must see city of North Africa.
A cultural fortress surrounded by traditional souqs and architectural relics from the past, Marrakech offers visitors a traditional taste of Moroccan and Berber cultures, with their street vendors, exquisite restaurants and local warmth. The city is extremely popular with tourists who crowd the streets in search of adventure and liveliness.
Called the “Mecca of the West” and the “Athens of Africa”, Fez is home to what is believed to be the world’s oldest, continuously functioning university, University of Al Quaraouiyine. As it is itself an architectural and historically important city, Fez is also the world’s largest pedestrian urban zones, allowing locals and visitors alike the opportunity to admire its historical beauty at leisure.