Top 10 Travel Attractions, Marrakech (Morocco)

Morocco has many attractions that would interest a wide variety of travellers. From fortified fishing ports and long beaches to their country sides and coasts, it is easy to find beautiful exciting places to visit.

1. Djemaa al Fna

Djemaa al Fna is a market square filled with entertainment. During the day people with monkeys and snake charmers fill the streets. In the afternoon and evening you’ll find the streets crowded with peddles of traditional medicines, story-tellers, and magicians. The streets are at their most crowded as it gets dark and the food-stalls come out. The ever changing entertainment makes this a great place to spend a day.

2. Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou has been in many movies, two of which were Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. It contains 6 kasbahs and a few homes within its high mud walls. Most of its inhabitants moved to a more modern village across the river. It was used as a stopping point on the caravan route between Marrakech and Sahara when it was still used. The mud architecture is a spectacular sight.

3. Fes

With a population of 150,000 inhabitants this is the largest carfree city in the world. This medieval city is nearly intact. It is surrounded by high walls and historic gates and contains restaurants and shops that have rooftop terraces. A sunset from one of these terraces is phenomenal.

4. Erg Chebbi

The Erg Chebbi dunes can be found in the Sahara Desert and are up to 150 metres tall.They are so tall that they can make you feel tiny. Most people visit the dunes from Merzouga and travel on a camel. While not the most comfortable means of travel, it is the most common.

5. Draa Valley

Driving through the Draa Valley gives the traveller a view of some of the most beautiful scenery in Morocco. Draa Valley is located between Kasbahs and Berber Villages and is south of the High Atlas Mountains.

6. Essaouira

Known as Mogador in the 16th century, present day Essaouira was built in the 18th century to increase trade with European powers. The powerful trade winds that blow through the protected bay continually make Essaouira the perfect place for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. Many small arts and crafts businesses such as wood-carving and cabinet making businesses have a home here.

7. Todra Gorge

Carved out of the High Atlas Mountains by the Todra and Dades Rivers, this Gorge is 10 metres wide and 160 metres high in at the last 600 metres.

8. Chefchaouen

Set in against the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is filled with gorgeous white-washed homes that are accented with powder-blue. Tourists enjoy shopping for native handcrafts that cannot be purchased elsewhere in Morocco. In Chefchaouen native goat cheese, woven blankets, and wool garments can be purchased. If you’re feeling adventurousyou can check out the latest deals to Morocco and plan your memorable holiday.

9. Volubilis

Volubilis served as the administrative centre of Mauretania Tingitana the westernmost Roman town. Olive Oil and grain were produced here and sent to Rome, and Romans continued to live here for centuries after leaving the rest of Morocco in the 3rd century. The ruins of Volubilis make a great day trip while on Holiday in Morocco.

10. Meknes

As one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, Meknes is best known for its close link to the Sultan Moulay Ismail. It is filled with natural sites and historical monuments which will make for some great adventures. It is also the closest city to Volubilis, the Roman ruins.