Resorts in Morocco
El Jadida, built by the Portuguese in the 1600s on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, was originally called Mazagan. The city was built as a fortress, in one of the richest regions of the country at that time. The city is not rich in sights, the only attractive place for tourists is the Portuguese fortress, with its famous underground water collectors (Cisterns).
Now El Jadida is a popular summer holiday destination for Moroccans. The locals are very friendly. The beach, a favorite place for citizens, starts just north of the city center and stretches for several kilometers.
The best time to visit El Jadida is August. This month, the city hosts the annual Mussem, a religious festival that draws pilgrims from all over the country. Among other things, during Mussem there is an opportunity to see the traditional Moroccan horse riding “Fantasy”.
Literally translated from Spanish – casa – “house”, blanca – “white”) – a city in western Morocco, the most populated in the country. This port, the largest in Morocco, stands on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, not far from the capital of Rabat.
The main attraction of the city is the great mosque of Hassan 11 with the highest minaret in the world. Hassan 11 University has been operating in Casablanca since 1976.
Tangier is located in the north-west of the country, in the north it is washed by the Gabraltar Strait, in the north-east by the Mediterranean Sea, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Interest in Tangier, in the charm of Petit Socco Square with its many cafes around the square, such as the famous cafe “Tingis”, does not weaken. The Tangier medina has long attracted and inspired artists. In the northern part of the medina is the former Mendub Palace (built in 1929). to the south is the Antique American Heritage Museum.To the north of the Gran Socco, it is pleasant to walk through the Mendubia Park and admire the giant banyan tree and dracaena, whose age is about 800 years.After walking along the De la Liberte shopping street, you will come to the Place de France. This is the center of the modern city, where the “Grand Café de Paris” and the hotel “El Minzah” are located, great writers and artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries often visited here. This place never goes out of style. On Faro Square with cannons installed on it, you will find a stunning view of the Medina, the port and the bay of Tangier. Perched on the highest point of the rocky shore, the legendary Hafa Café overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar.
Rabat is the current capital of Morocco. This is an amazingly beautiful and spacious city, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
The city will meet you with picturesque neighborhoods full of blooming greenery, many architectural and historical monuments and, of course, the atmosphere of the ancient Maghreb state.
During the tour you will visit the Kasbah Udaya, the Grand Mosque, the unfinished Hassan Mosque and the Hassan Tower minarets, the Mohammed V Mosque and Mausoleum, the King’s Palace and many other interesting places.
Fez – the former capital of Morocco – is a city where about 800 mosques are located, one of which is Karaouin, which is the largest in North Africa and can accommodate up to 22,000 people.
Fes was once the most important trading center, but even now you can find many picturesque bazaars in it, which are difficult to find anywhere else.
The exact time of Fez’s birth is not known. Medina in Fez (Fesel-Bali) developed in the 9th century. Here, narrow, winding streets, fountains in elegant courtyards, the noise and bustle of the bazaar are combined into a picture that seems to open a window into another world. A lot of modern goods are sold here, some of them are generally intended only for tourists, but the atmosphere of the old city, as before, is very lively.
Fesel Bali was divided into countless districts. Each of them was a closed structure, had its own mosque, its own water supply, hammam (Turkish bath) and a bakery.
The city has one of the oldest universities in the world, and in the Middle Ages the city was the spiritual center of Islam. Fez has 800 mosques (to which, as a rule, schools were attached), many thousands of shops and houses where 125,000 people can find shelter. In the 13th century it was one of the most significant cities in the world.
The main mosque (Karaouin) was built in the 9th century and expanded in the 13th century. It can accommodate 22,000 people and is the largest mosque in North Africa. It also includes a university and a luxurious library. As was often the case in Islamic architecture, its appearance was not given much importance, and the labyrinth of houses surrounding it further obscures its appearance. In the mosque itself, the abundance of carefully crafted inscriptions and tile ornaments is striking.
In addition to the university, Fes has a number of Muslim schools (madrasas). As a rule, they consist of three rooms: a school, a prayer hall and a library, united by a central courtyard. There is a fountain in the center. Particularly impressive is the luxuriously decorated Bu-Inania Madrasah. Similarities with Spanish-Moorish architecture cannot be overlooked. A strange combination of windows, wooden blocks and copper bowls must be a 13th century water clock, but until today no one has guessed how they function. The bowls were probably molded by the ancestors of those men who still today stand on Seffarine Square and work various metal products in front of the eyes of passers-by. Dyers and tanners are two other professions that have not disappeared in Fez at all times. There is still a water mill in the dyeing souk (market square) on the river,
Further down the river, tanners can be found working hard. Look at them if you can stand the smell. In the medina of Fez, many traditional crafts are alive. Here is a carpet and weaving workshop – the same hand movements, the same woolen threads, colors and patterns as a thousand years ago. Here is a potter’s wheel and blue paints for painting on glaze. After the king moved to Rabat, Fez became an ordinary provincial town. The capital of the state has left here. The capital of the craft has remained.
The city is famous for its leather products, which are made using ancient methods, without the use of modern materials.
Located 15 km from Tetouan, Tamuda Bay stretches along the coast from M’dika to Fnidek on 50 hectares, offering visitors the highest quality service. Names associated with it are Wadi Negro, Restinga, Marina Smear and Holiday Club. This resort includes an 18-hole golf course, the stilt town of Smear Lagoon, a water park, shops, restaurants and two seaside resorts: Marina Kabila and Marina Smear. The town on stilts has water sports facilities and thalassotherapy centres. On the program: soothing walks along the long and beautiful promenade, diving from Marina Smir for beginners, or visiting the waters of the strait.