Bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean Ocean, Morocco’s façade is made up of Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Being one of the most diverse countries in Africa, Morocco offers time-told landscapes from the golden swept desert, majestic mountains, winding alleys and ancient city centers.
The one thing you’ll love about this thriving country it the town centers, take yourself back in time as you sprawl the twists and turns of the colorful markets selling homemade treasures. As well as blending in with the locals in the many cafes, you can learn how to roll couscous, camel trek, visit Medina; the world’s largest living medieval Islamic cities or climb the highest peak in North Africa!
Marrakech home to mosques, palaces and gardens, with maze-like alleyways, It’ll be easy to loose your way, but that’s where all the exploring begins. If you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of haggling your way through market stalls head to Majorelle Garden. This 12-acre botanical garden with exotic plants and decadent fountains create a relaxing ambience for families and couples, you will also find the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech within the grounds. Another fascinating place to see is the Saadian Tombs, the spectacular interiors within the 12-pillard chambers are a cultural sight not to be missed!
This busy port and beach destination was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1960. Besides its devastating history, Agadir offers a friendly seaside destination known for its golf courses, cafes, restaurants and bars. Unlike Morocco, Agadir is easy to navigate with its rebuilt modern roads, however this is not to say you can’t explore a medley of culture. Kasbah, an ancient ruin, was restored in the 1740s and was once a home for almost 300 people, but now all that remains is the outer wall, this spectacular sight offers some incredible views across the coast.
Roam around Morocco’s capital, Rabat, known for its Islamic and French-colonial heritage. The beauty of visiting Rabat is that it’s not overloaded with tourists so you’ll find quiet and clean streets with less traffic, but that is not to say Rabat isn’t stunning. Visit historical places such as Chellah; a medieval fort that houses a complex of Roman and medieval ruins. Kasbah le Oudaias is a residential area with whitewashed and blue walls, this area was built by Muslim refugees from Spain and is very much picturesque. This is simply one of the most relaxing places to hang out, grab a coffee from the many cafes that face beachfront for splendid Ocean views and forget about your troubles.
What is the language in Morocco?
The official language in Morocco is Arabic.
What is the currency in Morocco?
The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham.
How long does it take to fly to Morocco?
From London to Morocco a flight can take up to 3 hours and 40 minutes.
What is the time difference in Morocco?
Morocco is 1 hour ahead of the UK.
When is the best time to travel to Morocco?
Spring in Morocco happens between April and May but any time between April to October is good to holiday in Morocco. Don’t forget about Ramadam, which happens in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Do I need a visa for Morocco?
British Passport holder don’t need a visa to visit Morocco.For up to date travel advice please visit the FCO website here.