35 THINGS NOT TO MISS WHEN VISITING MOROCCO


It’s not possible to see everything that Morocco has to offer in one trip – and we don’t suggest you try. What follows is a selective and subjective taste of the country’s highlights, in no particular order: outstanding natural features, spectacular cities, history, culture and beautiful architecture. They’re arranged in five colour-coded categories to help you find the very best things to see, do and experience. All entries have a page reference to take you straight into the Guide, where you can find out more.
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01 Kasbah Glaoui, Telouet • An evocative relic of the time when the
Glaoui clan ruled over the Atlas and Marrakesh.

02 Chefchaouen  • Simply the most beautiful small town in Morocco, with its blue-washed walls.

03 Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh A lovely, mature botanical garden, maintained by Yves Saint Laurent. 

04 Fes  • The most complete medieval city in the Arab world, Fes’s labyrinthine streets hide away monuments and medersas (Islamic colleges), such as the Bou Inania Medersa.

05 Windsurfing  • The Atlantic coast, around Agadir and especially Essaouira, is one of the world’s great destinations for windsurfing, as well as kitesurfing and parasailing.



06 Painted Rocks  • Just outside Tafraoute, in the Anti-Atlas, are these huge rocks, painted by a Belgian artist and a team of Moroccan firemen.








07 Barbary apes • Troupes of apes populate the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.



08 Atlas passes  • The stunning Tizi n’Test pass and the higher Tizi
n’Tichka lead over the Atlas mountains providing breathtaking views.









09 Koutoubia  •
The symbol of Marrakesh, the Koutoubia’s twelfth-century minaret is visible for miles around the city.







10Skiing at Ouka├»meden • Not many skiers can list north Africa – but this is a reliable, low-key resort.








11Music see Festivals and music colour section Music is integral to Moroccan life – and ever present at festivals and markets.