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Top 7 sights in Morocco

Plan your trip to Morocco with our list of the top 7 tourist attractions in Morocco.

Morocco is a magical country, a country full of charm and emotions, full of contrasts, smells and tastes, a country that will please all your senses.

Here we introduce you to the sights that you should definitely experience on your Morocco trip!

The top 7 sights at a glance

1. Dades Valley

Road leads to the Dades Valley, Morocco

A road that leads into the Dades Valley with many curves

The Dades Valley or the “Path of a Thousand Kasbahs” runs east of Ouarzazate near Tinghir. The route by car is spectacular as it winds through a breathtaking landscape.

On the way you will pass hundreds of kasbahs that the Berbers built to defend themselves against intruders. The road continues through villages, forests and palm groves.

The Dades Valley owes its name to the river that meanders through the mountains along the route and is surrounded by ocher, terracotta and red colored cliffs.

In addition to the beautiful kasbahs, you can enjoy fortified villas and mountains criss-crossed by streams and gorges.

When you are there, you will feel the wild grandeur and the supernatural silence of the region, which can only be compared to the Grand Canyon. A variety of landscapes that is really worth a visit.

2. Ouzoud waterfalls

They are 110 meters high and are located in the province of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains: The Ouzoud waterfalls.

The Ouzoud waterfalls are considered to be the highest and most beautiful in the country and are only about 150 km from Marrakech.

Ouzoud is a Berber word that means “olive” and refers to the nearby olive trees that shade the path to the bottom of the falls. At the top of the falls are a dozen old small mills that are still in operation.

Green valleys, orchards and a wonderful tour through the gorges of the El Abid river await you.

3. Moroccan royal cities Marrakech

The Bahia Palace, attraction in Marrakech

Like the cities of Fez, Rabat and Meknes, Marrakech has the privilege of being a Makhzen, an imperial city. The successive dynasties that populated it made Marrakech an especially rich city.

Marrakech is also classified as one of the most important cultural centers in Morocco. It is also the tourist capital and the first of the destinations of many trips to Morocco. Besides being a very lively and famous city, it is known for its markets and festivals.

4. Fez

Famous tanneries in the royal city of Fes, Morocco.

Famous tanneries in the royal city of Fez

The megacity of Fez is famous for its walled old town, which many compare to Jerusalem. It is the first of the imperial cities of Morocco, dating back to the 8th century.

The city is also a pioneer in the practice of Muslim religion and has one of the oldest universities in the world. All of these premieres make Fez a particularly attractive city with a vibrant and influential culture.

In fact, it is known as the “cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco”, a center of art and science.

Fez is one of the most interesting and attractive travel destinations in the whole country, perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the big cities of the country, Casablanca, Marrakech and Rabat. Although Fez has managed to adapt to modern life, it still retains its traditions and one of the most authentic Moroccan lifestyles that can be experienced in every one of its streets.

5. Meknes

Old gate Bab El Mansour, Meknes, Morocco

One of the main attractions in Meknes is the old Bab El Mansour gate

Meknes, called the “Moroccan Versailles”, is an imperial city with many historical monuments and natural sites. More than 40 km of imposing defensive walls and dozens of mosques adorn the townscape.

That is why it is also called the “City of a Hundred Minarets”. It is also closest to the Roman ruins of Volubilis (Oualili), which, by the way, are also worth a trip - but really just a trip, because the people in Meknes are remarkably nice, which is why you will certainly feel at home there quickly.

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