Uncover Morocco's fascinating

Heritage

Image: Mohammed V mausoleum, Rabat

Morocco has an incredibly rich history and remnants of its past can be found in every town and city across the kingdom. In fact, there are nine places in Morocco designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites – this list includes the spectacular Medina of Fez, the archaeological site of Volubis and the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou – and there are another dozen on the waiting list. But that’s only a fraction of the story; Morocco’s fascinating heritage can be found in buildings in every town and city, in the festivals, in the customs and traditions, and in the Moroccan people themselves.

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  • Asilah Heritage
  • Chefchaouen Heritage
  • Essaouira Heritage
  • Fez Heritage
  • Marrakech Heritage
  • Meknes Heritage
  • Ouarzazate Heritage
  • Rabat Heritage
  • Tamuda Bay Heritage
  • Tetouan Heritage

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Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Adventure in the Valleys

It can be very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that, aside from its gorgeous coastline, Morocco is a dry, arid kingdom, with nothing but dusty roads threading between sandy fields and sun-baked cities. In reality however, Morocco is dotted with verdant fields, large wooded areas and sparkling streams. In the south near…

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Mowgli at a Berber tent

On an Epic Road Trip with Mowgli Adventures

Mention Morocco and most people think of ancient medinas, camel rides and colourful Marrakech. It conjures up images of stepping back in time, haggling for souvenirs and getting lost in the labyrinth of the local souqs surrounded by the aroma of exotic spices. Sure, it’s all there in the heart of Marrakech. The assault on…

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The city of Fez at night

The Imperial Cities

Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat. Four historic cities that have played pivotal roles in the history of Morocco. Fez has been the seat of power in Morocco for four different dynasties, for a total of around 650 years. Built by Idris I between 789 and 808, since then the Marinids, Wattasids and Alouites have all…

The view from Lixus

Looking at Lixus – What to see at one of Morocco’s best heritage sites

Most places in Europe and North Africa fell under the influence of the Roman Empire, and Morocco is no exception. There are Romanic remains scattered across the kingdom, and the site at Lixus is one of the most impressive. The Romans, however, weren’t the first power to live in these parts; the Phoenicians and Carthaginians…

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Chefchaouen

The Blues of Chefchaouen

There’s probably nowhere else like Chefchaouen in the world. From a distance it looks like most other north Moroccan towns, full of square buildings huddled together on a mountainside. When you get up-close however, its uniqueness stands out. The place is blue. Not just the occasional building, almost the whole town. It’s a very beautiful,…

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