Morocco, a melting pot of dynasties and cultures




Each country has its own history: historical facts, events and important milestones that gave the country its true historical value.

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2 July 2022

Gracie-Mae Sheehan

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Gracie-Mae Sheehan

The history of a country is one of the events considered worthy of remembrance, which perfectly applies to Morocco. With several dynasties that have succeeded one another over the years: the Idrisside dynasty, the Almoravid dynasty, the Almohad dynasty, the Merinid dynasty, the Saadian dynasty and the Alaouite dynasty, Morocco has gained international consideration as a multicultural country, with several types of heritage recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Chefchaouen, the blue diamond

Built on a mountainside, Chefchaouen is a city with a special vibes. It unique charm gives an impression of unreality. With its blue-rinsed houses, the whole city seems to be bathed in azure. You walk around as if you were in a dream.

More than just an ornament, the beautiful Chefchaouen brims with attractions. Its heritage is rich. The inescapable Medina with its famous narrow winding alleys, is an opportunity to mingle with the local population, and to smell and taste delights: from freshly baked bread, to skillfully prepared tagines. There is also the Kasbah which stands in the middle of the old quarter: its lush gardens, located in the center of the city, are a haven of freshness. Its museum which is home to a collection of old weapons, some photos of the city, and textiles, is a must-see.

Taroudant, another version of Marrakech

Taroudant with its majestic ramparts, is one of the most beautiful towns in Morocco. Stroll in the shade of its walls full of history and whose towers have stood for more than five centuries to protect the ancient capital from the Saadian sultans. All day long, the sun strikes these high stone columns and bathes the city in a light where the gold of its rays blends well with the ochre of the walls.

City of deep-rooted and long-standing history, Taroudant has a lot of stories to tell. Here, the dynamic of modern life blend seamlessly with the traditional heritage. Venture into the middle of its active souks alleys, negotiate with the merchants on the stalls, and discover all the richness of local craftsmanship. Leather is particularly famous, as well as terracotta trinkets and Amazigh jewellery.

White mosque in Casablanca

Carpets on market in Morocco

“After touring so much, I was looking for some peace. I found Morocco, and it was perfect. Everything I wanted to feel about peace, I found it there.”

- Skepta

How to get to Morocco

Upon your arrival to Morocco, you start looking for information about the local means of transport ? Whether you are travelling by air or by ferry, get top tips to make your journey easier and enjoyable. You'll find here all the information you need to get started.

Travelling by air

With 25 airports scattered all across Morocco, there are several airports in Morocco that are able to serve your needs, while providing you with banking services, foreign exchange agencies, shopping malls fitted out according to the new concept of "walkthrough", catering and relaxation areas.

Whatever means of transport you have chosen, there will always be a plane or a boat, to take you very quickly as close as possible to your Moroccan destination.

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