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  • 1 Marabout of Sidi-Bouzid Overlook Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Safi

    The marabout of Sidi-Bouzid is located on the cliffs at an altitude of 120m. From here you have a panoramic view of Safi, the harbour and cliffs on the coast. In clear weather you can see the peaks of the Atlas Mountains.

  • 2 South Borj Overlook Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Fès

    Shortly after Bab Jdid you cross the Zitoun River, then join the N 6. The road leads up through an olive grove, nearing the ramparts. The abandoned south borj overlooks an olive wood. There is a lovely view over the city from the foot of its surround..

  • 3 North Borj Overlook Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Fès

    The north borj, a powerful fortress from the Saadian period, contains an interesting arms collection, showing the evolution of Moroccan weapons throughout the ages. From the terrace there is a magnificent view overlooking Fes.

  • 4 Fes Medina Medersas Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place Seffarine MA - Fès

    Medersas, places of worship and religious instruction, are so numerous - and remarkable - that they constitute a theme unto themselves for a tour of the medina. To the north are the Mesbahiya, Attarine, Seffarine and Cherratine Medersas. To the west ..

  • 5 Bou Inania Medersa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue Talaa MA - Fès

    This jewel, embellished by successful restoration, is also a "model" medersa due to the scrupulous organisation of the place. The prayer room, students' rooms giving onto inner galleries and the classrooms have been arranged around the cent..

  • 6 Attarine Medersa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Fès

    You can't help but be impressed by the virtuosity of the decoration in the Attarine Medersa (under restoration), another treasure left by the Marinids. The zellige tiles, sculpted wood and finely worked plaster are a delight to the eyes. This medersa..

  • 7 Zaouia Moulay Idriss Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Fès

    A zaouia is a holy place - for teachings and also a sanctuary containing the mortal remains of a saint. At the back of the prayer room here lies the tomb of Moulay Idriss, the father of Fez. Pilgrims can leave an offering for the many beggars outside..

  • 8 Nejjarine Complex Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Neijarine MA - Fès

    This area, one of the most attractive in old Fez, was restored with support from the Fondation Mohammed Karim Lamrani for the Nejjarine Complex. At the far end of this well-proportioned square stands the fondouk Neijarine (late17C, housing the Nejjar..

  • 9 Imperial City of Meknes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    Moulay Ismaïl (1647-1727) was a builder sultan who left Meknes the legacy of his outstanding achievements. Enjoy Bab Berdaïne and Bab el Khémis, two superb gates pierced in the dozens of kilometres of walls erected at the time. The "wall of the ..

  • 10 Mansour Gate Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    Moulay Ismaïl crowned his works as a builder with this majestically proportioned construction begun shortly before his death and completed in around 1732 by his son, Moulay Abdallah. The gate, the largest in Meknes and one of the most famous in North..

  • 11 Bou Inania Medersa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue Nejjarine MA - Meknès

    This medersa, fittingly built by the Marinids in the 14C, was completed by sultan Abou Inan, for whom it was named. While the courtyard is its finest flower, with its zellige tiles, finely worked stucco and sculpted ceiling, the prayer room ceiling i..

  • 12 Dar Jamai Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    This is a true haven of peace. A superb Andalusian flower garden adorns this palace, first the residence of the grand vizier Sidi Jamai (late 19C), then transformed into a military hospital, and finally into a Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts (1..

  • 13 Volubilis Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    MA - Moulay-Idriss

    Volubilis was Roman from 40 BC to the end of the 3C AD and prospered due to the olive oil trade. The relics unearthed in the 19C are the greatest legacy of the Roman presence in Morocco. While many of them (arch of triumph, acropolis, thermal baths) ..

  • 14 Jbel Tazzeka Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Beni Sraj

    After the village of Bab-Bou-Idir and Bab-Taka Pass, you can hike up a trail through a wooded landscape (be careful, certain places are hard to get through) to the summit of Tazzeka at 1 980m. The view of the Rif and Middle Atlas is magnificent from ..

  • 15 Kandar Massif Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Immouzzère-du-Kandar

    The Kandar massif south of Fez and Sefrou will appeal to nature and sports lovers. They can cool off in the pool fed by Ain-Chifa spring, or the one in the village of Imouzzère-du-Kandar, a mid-altitude resort where an artificial lake was created. Th..

  • 16 Cedar Forest Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Ifrane

    Atlas cedars are justifiably famous. The largest and most beautiful plantings are in the central Middle Atlas, from Ifrane to Zad Pass, covering about 75,000 ha. There were far more of them in the past, but exploitation, aggravated by overgrazing goa..

  • 17 Bahia Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Angle de la Rue Riad ez-Zitounnel Jdid MA - Marrakech

    A room, a bedroom, a staircase, a courtyard, a patio, an antechamber followed by another patio... While the rooms are not organised according to any specific plan, they all share a common point: their superb decoration featuring zellige tiles, sculpt..

  • 18 Dar Si Saïd and Moroccan Arts Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    MA - Marrakech

    Dar Si Said was the brother of vizier Ba Ahmed and this was his (19C) residence. It contains many treasures including a white marble vat dating from 1002-1007, and the wooden doors visible in the corridor. The pieces that make up this display of Moro..

  • 19 Jemaa el Fna Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Jemaa el Fna MA - Marrakech

    Jemaa el Fna Square, in the heart of the medina, waits for the sun to go down before offering up its street shows, multiple stalls, crowds, noises and cries, music and improvised greasy spoons. The highlight of the evening is the street art of "..

  • 20 Marrakech Souks Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Teinturiers MA - Marrakech

    Here you can see Moroccan craftsmanship in all its diversity, organised by profession. Stroll through the crowds under a roof of reeds, passing craftsmen and tradesmen hawking leather goods, fabrics, kettles and pottery. The Dyers' Souk, perhaps the ..

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