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The Best Cities to Visit in Morocco

The imperial cities: Marrakech, Rabat and Fez are the most visited cities in Morocco. The great heritage and monuments, they have attract more and more visitors who want to learn about Moroccan history as they were capitals for various dynasties that ruled Morocco in the past.

Moroccan cities are often composed of two parts:

The Medina: A high and long wall that had a defensive role and interrupted by several big gates surrounds the Medina. There are unlimited things to see inside: Souks, old buildings, palaces, mosques, old schools, museums and Riads.

The modern city: It is the new city which is established in a modern structure. There you can find luxury hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.

If you want to explore real Morocco you have better to stay in one of the many Riads that you will find in the Medina because they are most of the time close to the best things to see. Riads are old houses which were restored in a modern style to accommodate tourists and providing them with almost the same service of five stars hotels.

When you stroll in the labyrinths of the Medina, several streets could take you to the famous Souks which are organized and named depending upon the nature of products made there like Souk of spices, potteries, blacksmiths, carpenters, fabrics and other names of different crafts. If you want to buy something do not hesitate to show your talent of bargaining.

In each medina you will find absolutely a quarter called the Mellah. This is where Jews lived in the past because they were protected by Sultans and they held lucrative positions where they worked. There are few families that still live in the Mellah nowadays as lot of them moved to France, Canada and Israel and they left a great heritage that describes how they lived in Morocco. Their synagogues, cemeteries and tombs are still visited today.

Besides imperial cities, there are the coastal cities like Saadia, Eljadida, Essaouira and Agadir where long and nice beaches invite all sea lovers to play their favourite sport or at least to take a sun-bathe.

Moreover, desert cities are great places to run away from crowded and noisy cities. From Ouarzazate to Zagoura and Merzouga you will be amazed by wonderful landscapes, oasis, Berber villages and a lot of Kasbahs which were formerly fortified castles. Going deeper in the desert you will reach Erg Chebbi where you will enjoy camel trekking on the sand dunes and spending a night in a bivouac.

Moroccan cities have many points in common, however they are not all alike and each of them has its own specifications that worth to be explored again and again.

Abdelhadi Majdi is the creator and manager of Travel Morocco Tours. If you want to plan for a great Morocco travel, we offer a wide selection of Morocco tours packages that cover all of Morocco at great quotes. Visit our website for more information.

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