Africa is a stunning continent with hundreds of wonderful places to visit and explore. One particularly tourist friendly place is Morocco, a diverse country that is filled with natural beauty, delicious food and friendly people.
Are you considering visiting Africa in your lifetime? If so, here are six reasons to visit Morocco during your trip.
Morocco is known for being a tolerant city filled with friendly people. While many of the people living in Morocco are religious, they are very tolerant and easy going of other people’s religions and lifestyle choices. The country has also changed a lot over the last few decades; now many Moroccan women don’t wear a veil in public, and nearly all of the restaurants and bars are open to women and families.
This is partially because Morocco has an interesting location; it sits on a crossroads for many religions and cultures, and so has become a kind of melting pot for different people with different beliefs. This is ideal for any open-minded travelers who want to experience new cultures and experiences.
The Imperial Cities
Morocco has a rich and interesting history; at some point in history Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat have all been the capital city, so every city is filled with stunning architecture and cultural experiences. They all have their own churches, mosques, museums and palaces, and every single one is breath-taking. As you explore you will learn more about the history of the country, and you will also get to see different architectural styles and trends in each city. Be sure to check out amazing Morocco tour packages.
Morocco is also home to a wide range of festivals. This includes music festivals, dance festivals, art festivals and traditional storytelling festivals that will teach you more about the culture of the area. If you visit, we definitely suggest timing your trip with one of these festivals, as this will certainly make your trip more memorable. And there are lots of different festivals to choose, so you should easily be able to find something that suits you and your interests.
If you like delicious, flavorsome food, it is very likely you will enjoy the cuisine in Morocco. Some of the most popular Moroccan dishes include couscous and traditional stews, which are normally made using chicken, lamb or fish. Many of these dishes are well seasoned with local herbs and spices, so be warned; every street market is filled with delicious, mouth-watering smells that will make your stomach rumble as you arrive!
There are lots of different beaches to discover in Morocco, including beaches on both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. This means there are lots of places for you to relax and enjoy the sun, and there are also beaches that are better for exploring (for instance the Mediterranean beaches tend to be rockier, so they are ideal for long walks and hikes, rather than relaxing).
Finally Morocco is a wonderful shopping destination. Some of the most popular places to shop include Fez, Tangier and Casablanca; all three cities have lots of traditional street markets that sell a wide range of goods, including hand-woven baskets, beautiful jewelry, ceramics and unique leather goods.