See Morocco's soul at one of the spectacular

Cultural Festivals

Image: A spectacular Fantasia

When you visit Morocco you’ll be exploring a kingdom with a long and varied past. Over the centuries, peoples from three different continents have influenced the way Morocco is today, and the people are understandably proud of the resulting culture.

To celebrate this rich heritage, Morocco holds a wide variety of festivals; in the bigger cities these can be vast events that carry on for several days, attracting artists and performers from across the country. Traditional music weaves around more modern styles, fire-eaters perform alongside traditional storytellers, and the men of Morocco keep the traditions of horsemanship alive in Fantasias; spectacular displays of riding and control that take place outside city walls.

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  • Agadir Cultural Festivals
  • Asilah Cultural Festivals
  • Casablanca Cultural Festivals
  • Essaouira Cultural Festivals
  • Fez Cultural Festivals
  • Marrakech Cultural Festivals
  • Meknes Cultural Festivals
  • Ouarzazate Cultural Festivals
  • Rabat Cultural Festivals
  • Tangier Cultural Festivals

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