Ancient ruins, sunlit beaches, and rolling sand dunes cover the landscape of Morocco.
In a country so rich with history and natural beauty, it may be difficult to decide what to see and do first. These unique and breathtaking sites, which span natural wonders, architectural marvels, and seasonal festivals, are a great place to start searching for your next adventure.
Hassan II Mosque
When searching for important sites in Morocco, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is sure to be mentioned. It is one of the largest mosques in the world and blends Islamic and Moroccan architecture. With its stunning archways and beautiful tower tipped with cerulean, the Hassan II Mosque is an essential sight for anyone traveling through Casablanca.
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
For anyone with an interest in archaeology, the Roman ruins at Volubilis offer an insightful look into the history of Morocco. Volubilis is home to many beautiful sights, including some exquisitely-preserved mosaics and a triumphal arch of Caracalla. Though much of the site has yet to be excavated, there is still plenty to walk around and explore.
Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou
Apart from being a striking example of Moroccan clay architecture, the fortress village of Aït-Ben-Haddou has also been the set of various famous hollywood movies and TV shows, including Game of Thrones (2011), Gladiator (2000), and The Mummy (1999). Within the walls, various markets and shops provide a unique experience within the walls of this historic monument.
For someone looking to experience the vast beauty of the sahara desert, Erg Chigaga is the place to visit. Erg Chigaga is the largest untouched erg in Morocco. It is a bit more out of the way than the smaller Erg Chebbi, but the lack of tourists and remote location only enhance the natural beauty of the site.
Talassemtane National Park
In harsh contrast to the sandswept dunes of Erg Chigaga, Talassemtane National Park, located in the Rif Mountains, is a lush, vibrant park that lets visitors appreciate the natural splendor of the Moroccan landscape. The park is home to a wide range of wildlife, plantlife, and rock formations that seem to burst with energy, color, and life.
There are many beautiful beaches in Morocco, but Legizira is one of the most unique. Colorful sunsets are dominated by great stone arches formed by thousands of years of erosion. Though one of the two stone archways collapsed in 2016, Legizira beach still remains one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a must-visit location for any travelers.
Located near Talassemtane National Park, the surrounding mountains and beautifully distinct blue of Chefchaouen City make it a popular tourist destination for those looking for unique and breathtaking photos or those who are simply looking for a new place to explore. Not only does the city offer unique photo opportunities, but it is also full of fresh orange juice, shopping, and cats.
Kalaat M’gouna Rose Festival
This one may be harder for some to attend, but travelers in Morocco during the first week of May might have the chance to visit the Rose Festival in Kalaat M’gouna. It is a three-day festival that fills the city in roses. Visitors will have the chance to take in the beautiful sight, as well as shop for rose water if they so choose.
Marrakech Popular Arts Festival
It's important to check dates online, but in the summer, the city of Marrakech is home to the Marrakech Popular Arts Festival, a festival where performers from all over the world gather to celebrate and perform. All sorts of acts, including fire swallowers, snake charmers, singers, dancers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers make this a truly special and unique event.
If you are a traveler looking for somewhere that is a bit more out of the way, Figuig may be the perfect place. Figuig is an oasis town, which gives it a very unique look and feel. Going to Figuig may be a bit different than some of the other places on this list, but will certainly be a truly unique and authentic experience for confident travelers.