Morocco appeals to your senses. From the buzzing noise at square Djemaa El-Fnaa, till the sound of silence in the High Atlas mountains. The foul smell in the tanneries opposite to the delicious aromas of the spices being sold in the souks. Feel the warm sun on your skin and the cool ocean on your feet.
Culture in Morocco
Morocco is a country of diversity with magical cities, impressive mountains, and the immense Sahara desert. People are of Arabic origin, Berber and the traders from Africa. However, there are also influences from the Romans and French. So much to see, so much to experience.
The old cities are nice to wander around. For example, the Medina of Fez, but also Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes are certainly worth a visit. These four cities all are the historical capital cities of Morocco. Notice the wealth from the past which is still present here.
Although it is not the capital, Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco. It is a mondain place with a large harbor. Besides, you can find here French architecture like the Ville Novelle which is unique. Same goes for the Hassan ll mosque, yet one of the worlds largest mosques. It is built above the sea and worth to take a tour inside to discover the beauty.
Because of the nice temperature and wind, the western coast of Morocco is a popular spot for different water sports. No worries if you are not sporty yourself, just relax on the beach and enjoy the view. Places like Agadir and Essaouira are visited by Moroccan as well as foreign tourists. Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Then you should definitely go to Essaouira because in this beautiful town with fortified walls scenes of the series are shot here.
Food in Morocco
Moroccan people are known for their hospitality and pride of their country. Serving tea is not only an art. It also expresses a warm welcome to guests. Tea is poured into the glasses in an elegant way and it is served with mint leaves and lots of sugar.
The Moroccan cuisine is known for the tagines and couscous. Besides, every meal comes with tasty bread and many flavors. The fruit and vegetables are grown throughout the country. Since vegetables like olives, tomatoes, and lemons, come to the markets every day the food is really fresh. Together with spices, they provide the dishes with the best flavors. The most special flavor is Ras el Hanout which is a mixture of 27 spices.
ResiRest in Morocco
Meet and eat with real local people by ResiRest homedining. Together with our partner Travel Magical Morocco, we have selected the best local cooks at interesting places throughout Morocco. Be welcome at a Riad in downtown Marrakesh or visit a rural family. Check the availability in the free ResiRest mobile app. All Moroccan people love to share their food with you and introduce you to the Morrocan life. You are very welcome to join and to close Morocco in your heart.