About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

About Morocco

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Morocco

With its variety of landscapes, special gastronomy, and extraordinary nature, besides a great cultural and human background Morocco is a land of contrasts.

Moroccan nature is above imagination. its mountain ranges, the hills, plaines, valleys oasis and deserts draw an endless colorful picture. The vast green spaces irrigated from the melted snow of the mountains, the full valleys race smoothly to reach the finish line the blue sea.

The country of contradictions and diversity of flavors, the country of authenticity and modernity, despite its development, has preserved traditional industry inherited from generation to generation.

The wealthy nature of Morocco is a land of adventures that offers to the sports enthusiasts all kinds of sports such as mountain biking, rowing in the upper rivers, Surfing, paragliding and hiking in the desert.

Like the beauty of its landscape that charms your eyes, the hospitality will warm your heart. People are very welcoming In Morocco, you will find varied infrastructure of hotels, unique and distinct, relaxing and traditional hamams, seawater treatments and spa centers with exceptional effects and virtues.

Art in morocco is special and unique, it is rich as much as the culture is rich. Every year festivals has been organized and each one has special characters that fascinate you and take Beyond the border of your expectations.

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Casablanca

Casablanca the beating heart of morocco. Dynamic and full of vitality. It presents an extravagance and traditional charm which demonstrate a remarkable double identities swinging between authenticity and modernity. The economic capital of morocco is the headquarters of the majority of banks and large companies it has always been attractive for business men and investors, it organizes national and international conferences and seminars in various fields throughout the year. This great development of the city doesn’t diminish its authenticity and splendor, On the contrary, the city has maintained its originality and elegance, and this is evident in the historical and traditinal areas such as the Habous quarter known as new medina it was built in 1930s, the mosque hassan II built on the sea and considered the third largest mosque in the world after Mecca and the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. The corniche, a long space overlooks the sea and offers several services: hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, malls, cinemas….

Near Casablanca

Eljadida, the Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan is considered as a world heritage site. It’s a coastal town overwhelmed by ancient and traditional buildings which Dominated by the Portuguese architecture. Azemmor is a coastal village located on the bank of Oued Oum Rabia. It’s characterized by the Portuguese ruined buildings.

Rabat

Rabat is the luxury and elegant city of morocco. The privacy and serenity are its lifestyle. The city is moving steadily forward, preserving its authentic heritage. The city is characterized by the old medina which is like a castle overlooking The estuary of the river Bou Regreg and the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding by high ramparts with five big gates (Bab el Alou, Bab el Had, Essoufara Bab, Bab and Bab er-Ruach Zaer). The ancient Sala. The ruins of the unfinished mosque and Hassan towr. Last but not least the mausoleum of Mohammed V which is the symbol of mastery, skill, precision and High craftsmanship. The art and culture are the main factors to maintain the prestigious position of the city, so we find the national library that preserves the documentary heritage of Morocco. Official galleries and an archeological museum. The theatre Mohammed V. the international music festival Mawazin. The jazz festival and many other cultural and artistic activities.

Chefchaouen

The charm of the Rif spread throughout Chefchaouen to add glamor to its blue streets and buildings that make feel Asif you’re flying in the sky. The main square of the city is surrounded by red walls of the Kasbah witch is built in the seventeenth century with Andalusian gardens and a museum a variety of traditional clothes of that area. The city is famous by its varied and healthy food that contains olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and spices. The city is keen to preserve the environment that’s way you find an extraordinary nature that offers a plenty of adventures and sports such as combining trips, hiking, climbing, caves, hunting, fishing and canoeing to discover the magnificent countryside, pine, cedar and oak forests. The national park of Talsmanten stretches over spectacular landscapes and contains more than 1,380 species of plants, including more than 100 species of animals. Near the park, the fabulous Bridge of Akshur, carved in the red rocks, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Oued Fard.

Fez

Fes is the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. The crossroads of civilizations founded by Idrisis and reached its golden age in the Marinid period before it fell under the Wattasids and after them the Saadian. It gathered between Arabs, Berbers, Sephardic Jews, Andalusians and Sicilians which contributed to the flourishing of art, culture and especially trade at that time. The old Medina is the wonderland of Fez. It’s the largest urban pedestrian zone in the world and the biggest interesting labyrinth. It was protected by a tower in the south and another one in the north and surrounded by a high rampart with several gates. Behind the walls a historical and cultural heritage full of secrets, outstanding buildings, souks, craftsmanship, Riads, ancient schools and mosques.

Meknes

Meknes one of the imperial cities of Morocco is an ancient city listed as world heritage of humanity, located in a strategic position between the Atlantic plains, the Eastern highlands, the forests and mountains of the Midal Atlass and the hills of the Rif Mountains. It’s a sophisticated city Combines between the charm of the East and the beauty of the West. The city is like a fortress surrounded by high ramparts, great gates, towers and bastions that show upscale art, authentic architecture and high craftsmanship. The Al-Hedim square is a vast arena offers many activities and lead to souks. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, built in 1703 and it’s considered one of the most important monuments in the city like Dar El Makhzen palace, Bab al-Mansour gate, Lahboul gardens, Koubat Al Khayatin, Madrasa Bou Inania, Borj Belkari and Last but not least The ruins of the Roman town of Volubilis (Oualili).

Marrakech

Marrakech the red city is the most important imperial city in Morocco founded by the Moravids Sultan Youssef Ibnou Tachafin in 1062. It has gained a prestigious position throughout history. It’s a cultural and artistic city par excellence riche of monuments and touristic places. The old Medina behind the ramparts overlooking Jamaa Elfana the most famous popular square in Africa known by entertainment performances, acrobatic shows, trade and many other activities. The ancient mosques (Koutoubia mosque, Ben Youssef mosque and Mouassine mosque) that glorify the islamique heritage. The luxury and authentic palaces, the Royal palace, Elbadi and Bahia palace that take overtime to the extravagance lifestyle in the middle ages. Marrakech the capital of palms contains many green spaces and gardens among them the Menara gardens, the Majorelle garden and the agdal gardens.

Tangier

Throughout history tangier was a major strategic location, and yet It’s the Moroccan wild open gate toward the universe where the sea merges into the ocean peacefully and the beaches stretch to complete each other in an endless beautiful series of charm and luster besides the natural Scenic views and the carved Caves overlooking the strait of Gibraltar . Tangier is a mixture of cultures and civilizations it has been always the international zone that attract artists, scholars and also investors from all over the world. It is a dynamic constantly evolving city where the big projects and investment are manifested and developed.

TĂ©touan

Tetouan is located between the mountains and the sea. It combines in a harmony between the blue and the green, the sweetness of the Mediterranean and the smooth of the Rif. It has a wild varied nature. The name Tetouan came from a Berber word “TETAOUIN” that means “springs” because they are very numerous in the city. Tetouan is influenced by its great history witch is conspicuous in every corner, building, street or museum. Moving through a variety of orchards of orange, almond, pomegranate and cypress trees you will find out integral parts of the city such as the Tamuda bay, Mdiq, Martil, the village of Oedlou that complete the glamor, elegance and the charm of Tetouan.

Assilah

Its history blends between the Andalusian and Portuguese civilizations witch is conspicuous through the gateworks, the architecture of the building and the walls that surround the city and overlook the sea. Assilah is a small relaxing city known by the calm and serenity. It lives in peace with its panting walls yearning to the past and seeking for the future. Larache is a coastal quiet city. It is dominated by the Andalusian character that manifest in the structures of buildings in the city center. It is famous by the fresh sea food. Near Larache there is a ruined Romanian city >>lixus<< built on the bank of the Loukos River.

Essaouira

Essaouira the windy city is a sanctuary for those who seek simplicity and happiness. Behind its fortress walls there is a great history tells about itself through the ancient buildings. When you walk around you will be enchanted by the beautiful scenery of the city, the Moulay Hassan square near the ramparts and the port where you can regale the fresh seafood, also The fortress of Castelo Real of Mogador and the museum Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdelah which presents the cultural heritage of Essaouira. The city is known by the annual festival of Gnaoua.

Agadir

Agadir is the most beautiful city of Morocco. The long beach stretches to add charm and delight to the city. The Corniche and the ancient Kasbah are the most interesting places. The first is the largest seaside resort in Morocco offers you a plenty of activities such as shops, restaurants clubs… during your recreation on the seafront, the second is the oldest district of Agadir. It’s a traditional heritage stands steadfast in front of the ocean.

Near Agadir

Taroudant Taroudant is a small town protected by its surrounding ramparts. It’s known as “the grandmother of Marrakech” because it’s like a mini version of Marrakech. You will enjoy moving around its scattered gardens, the Medina and souks where you find Spices, herbs, delicious fruits and antique silver jewelers.

Tafraoute

110 km of almond trees from Tiznit to Tafraoute. The city is known as the land of almond, it celebrates the almond trees in the February of each year. The village of Mirleft is a perfect place for relaxation and recreation offers a large forest with a variety and unique plants, a station for different types of migratory birds, a wild landscape combining between plains, hills, slopes and a high cliff overlooking the ocean.

Ouarzazate

The door of the desert is located in the crossroad of the Atlas Mountains, tha valleys of Daraa, Dades and Ziz and the Sahara. It’s the perfect place for recreation and relaxation. The city is surrounded by many prominent Kasbahs among them the Taourirt Kasbah and the Tifoultout Kasbah which are listed as national heritage. The charm of the place and the beauty of nature attract international filmmakers to work there, for exemple Lawrence of Aribia (1962), The Living Daylight (1987), The Last Temtation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kundun (1997)…

Road of 1001 Kasbah

Kalaat M’gouna the city of roses is known by “The Festival of Roses” that takes a place in the May of each year. People from all over Morocco and the World come for the natural rose products like perfumes, rose water, oil and many other cosmetic products. Skoura is a city located in the east of the province Ouarzazate rich of palm trees, apple trees, almond trees, walnut trees, pomegranate trees and fig trees. The city is known by the Kasbah of Amerhidil and many other castles such as Dar Aït Hammou, Tighermt’n Oumghar in Toundout, Dar Aït Souss, Dar Bel Ait El Hussein.... The Dades valley the deep south of the Atlas Mountains is called the Kasbahs road that present the traditional Berber architecture. It’s filled with groves of Many kinds of fruit trees. Tenghir is a small city located in the Todgha valley between two mountains in the deep south of Atlas mountains: Adrar Mgoun and Jebel Sagho. It’s an oasis of palm trees

Merzouga

the land of adventures, an endless space of dunes and sand hills. The tents are erected to host the tourists and offer many activities such as hiking, biking and camel riding. Rissani the largest sand desert in Morocco and the hometown of Alaouite dynasty the current Morocan royal Family. Zagora and the Draa Valley Draa Valley is the longest valley in morocco, springs from Atlas Mountains and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It brings to life the groves of palm, fields of plants and orchards of fruits along the river. Zagora is located in southeastern Morocco in Zgora Mountain where the ruins of Almoravids fortress. The city is the desert green oasis of palm trees that stretched through the mountains to lead to the village of Tamegroute which is renowned by the blue mosques with white marinates, the re ancient library that contains a documentary islamique heritage.

The art of living in Morocco

Morocco is a land of hospitality. Land of varied landscapes, contrasting contours and lush nature, it offers its legendary generosity and authentic know-how. With typical assets and inexhaustible resources, the cities endorse different personalities, competing for charm and hospitality. Strolling through the souks you will discover local products and unique handmade treasures. Morocco is pleasure in everyday life, a heady scent of orange blossom, eucalyptus and tamarisk. Great ambassador of art, Morocco offers a lot of artistic events of all kinds, and numerous art galleries, cultural centers and spaces for unique artists. Cradle of noble music, the Kingdom claims a musical legacy, the pride of its inhabitants (Andalusian music, Gnaoua, Amazigh, chaabi, malhoun, and many others ...) Enjoy Morocco If you have a taste for good things, you will enjoy the authentic, typical and memorable cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is celebrated throughout the world. It is in the image of the country: generous, dense, colorful, fragrant, and abundant. Rich and diverse, it also takes the colors and flavors of each region. Moroccan cuisine reflects the country’s complex history and the different people who settled there. Discover its great classics and its many variants. The great classic dishes The imperial cities offer plenty of renowned dishes perpetuated from generation to generation. Heir to the thirteenth century Arab-Andalusian cuisine, Moroccan culinary art combines deliciously the sweet and salted, expertly using all sorts of spices and condiments: cumin, coriander, saffron, paprika, cinnamon... Ingredients found in the pigeon pastilla with almonds, a local recipe. The light puff pastry that envelops the filling is a specialty that Fez women transmit to each other from generation to generation. The Mrouzia is a great success of Fez gastronomy; initially prepared during the festival of Eid al-Adha (the «Feast of Abraham’s Sacrifice»), it uses an original blend of spices, the Ras el hanout, or literally «head shop», which is made of 35 and 45 different spices from Morocco but also from the MiddleEast or Sub-Saharan Africa. Fish is also on the menu in Moroccan cuisine: Tuna tagine with raisins, monkfish with preserved lemon, sea bream with fennel and celery, and fish balls in saffron rice ... Moroccan cuisine also benefits from Berber products (argan oil, saffron, honey, almonds). The tagine is a Berber meal, and dates are a Bedouin delight accompanied by milk or Lben. The Moors introduced olive oil, almonds, fruits and herbs. Arabs brought the spices, not to mention the British, who, in the XVIIIth century, imported the famous tea which has become the national emblem. From traditional dishes to the famous pastries that Moroccan women only know the secrets, you can have Moroccan cuisine without moderation. Morocco is the country of generosity and hospitality

Crafts and Shopping

Handmade Treasures Strong with an artisan origin, Morocco has cumulated over history typical business activities and knowhow immortalized from father to son. Each region is distinguished by its craftsmanship and its field of competence. The traditional souks of the medinas exhibit admirable ingenuity and traditional works shaped by talented hands. An unmatched dexterity whose secrets are transmitted inside the workshops boundaries by master craftsmen. Tapestry is a major art in the kingdom and a female-dominated crafts involving infinite subtlety in the making. As a proof, the reputation of the traditional carpet of Rabat is equal to that of oriental carpets. Pottery handicraft is second after tapestry and considered among the oldest specialties in the country, especially in the areas of Rabat-Salé, Fez and Safi. A subtle art that gives us wonders such as colored tagine dishes, miniatures, decorative vases, lamps. The new Moroccan design The traditional souks of the medina live side by side with the new district and their elegant fashion boutiques. The major western brands are represented in the Moroccan shops: Leather goods, clothing, jewelry, shoes, represent the modern side of Moroccan shopping. Today we are witnessing the development of a revisited Moroccan crafts. This marriage of tradition and modernity is an opportunity for ingenious discoveries and generates original quality productions that meet the contemporary sensibility. Many creators, Moroccan or foreign, redesign materials and tradition to create modern and trendy objects. Marrakech has become a temple of design. Morocco, the Kingdom of wellbeing Introduction: In Morocco, wellbeing is an ancient culture. Nothing beats the deliciously vaporous atmosphere of the mythical hammams, where the soul hovers in the midst of purifying scent. With massages, natural treatment and fitness, spas are a haven of peace with equipped with advanced devices and skilled personnel. From Ghassoul to argan oil, not mentioning the benefits of the soothing ocean waters and healing power of countless plants, nothing disturbs your moments of relaxation

The hammam (Moroccan Bath)

Ancestral virtues The hammam is a ceremony of blessings and virtues that has its origins in the GrecoRoman antiquity. In this magical place, with walls of tadellakt and zelliges, a special atmosphere prevails, veiled by the heat and vaporous moisture where you find peace of mind. Black soap scrub, ghassoul wrap, rose water or orange flowers mask, massages with essential oils, argan oil hydration: It all creates a euphoric moment of bliss. Thalassotherapy: A wave of well-being Spa in Morocco is the quality of treatment, the change of scenery and an enchanting atmosphere. With its 3000 kilometers of Atlantic coastline and 500 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline, Morocco has everything to provide care quality thalassotherapy. To the virtues of sea water, with both modern and authentic amenities are combined advanced technology and qualified personnel. Spa: Heaven on earth Spas are developing very fast in all Moroccan cities. You will find a full range of services combining quality natural products and expert hands, for a unique sensory journey. From aromatic massages to face treatments, scrubs and baths, all for one purpose: to offer you a great time.