Go on a Morocco vacation and you'll find a magical country nestled between Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic. Magnificent monuments and mosques, the sheer endless expanse of the Sahara, the majestic Atlas Mountains and a multi-faceted oriental culture are just waiting to be explored by you. Immerse yourself in the rich past of the country during your Moroccan vacation by visiting the royal cities and old Kasbahs and experience truly magical moments.
Also known as the Place of the Jugglers, the Djemaa el-Fna awaits you as the vibrant center of the legendary city of Marrakech. Just ask one of the locals for "La Place" and they will be happy to explain the way. When the sun goes down, a visit is highly recommended. Then you can look forward to acrobats, storytellers, snake charmers and musicians.
In the middle of the lively Marrakech, the Jardin Majorelle is a small, enchanting paradise. The garden, which was laid out in 1923 by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by Yves Saint Laurent, captivates with its striking colors. So don't forget your camera when you visit.
You can hardly miss this sight in Casablanca, because the minaret of Hassan-II. Mosque rises a full 650 feet into the air. The sight will give you the feeling that you have landed in a fairy tale from 1001 nights. Unlike all other mosques in Morocco, you can admire the interior of the mosque during a guided tour.
The Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech is the city's landmark and with its 250 feet high minaret can be seen from almost everywhere. By the way, the ramps leading up the tower are so wide that you could even ride up on a horse. You can reach the religious building after a short walk from Djemaa el Fna. Unfortunately, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter.
In the southern medina of Marrakech you will find the Bahia Palace, a charming combination of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. During a tour you will get a feeling for the luxury in which the viziers of Morocco once lived. Plan at least an hour and a half for your visit, as the palace is vast in size. Less
In the north and northwest of Morocco, the climate is Mediterranean, but in the south and southeast, due to the Sahara, a continental climate awaits you. The High Atlas separates the two climate zones. The altitude also influences the weather and temperatures. In the Atlas Mountains snow sometimes falls, while in the interior it remains dry and warm. In general, the months of April and May as well as October and November are considered the ideal travel season. The coastal regions are also good to visit during the summer months, while the interior and the desert should be avoided due to high temperatures during this time.