Admire Morocco, a country of spectacular beauty

Knowing this country is a vital and sensory experience. Admiring Morocco and feeling how the five senses wake up is something very special. Its landscape contrasts, its bustling cities, its interesting traditions, its diversity and color often engage those who visit it. Today we give you the reasons why it is worth it admire Morocco.

Reasons to admire Morocco

1. A country of legend

Morocco is a country of colors, contrasts and full of mysticism. It is located in the westernmost part of North Africa and only 14 kilometers from Spain crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.

Marrakech - alex7370

Many civilizations had influence in this country, marking their territory and their culture, something that gave rise to a unique and incomparable historical heritage.Berbers, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans have passed through its territory until the fifth century. These left the mark that shaped the character of this country of legend.

They say it was Hercules who created Morocco by opening the Strait of Gibraltar. Although this is a myth, It has been proven that man has been in these lands for at least 300,000 years.

2. Colors dominate their territory

One of the attractions of Morocco is the colors that are present in all directions. The colors identify some of its most emblematic places. A) Yes we have Marrakech, known as “the red city”because the buildings have been built with traditional materials such as red clay, the characteristic color of the medina.

Chefchaouen - Mikhail Markovskiy

We also have Chefchaouen, "the blue city", located in the north of the country. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Rif mountains. A place of houses painted white and blue, where its monochrome is only broken by craft stores.

Yellow is found in abundance on the walls of the riads, in the beautiful tiles, in the curry, the turmeric and the dyes of the handkerchiefs. The orange is in the dunes and in the sands of its immense and impressive desert.

There is also green, that of its oases, its vast nature and its palm tree cords. Finally we find a multicolored atmosphere in the tanner's square of Fez, with its dyes and skins, following ancestral traditions.

3. Its beaches and coastal cities

Morocco has 3,500 kilometers of coastline where there are beautiful beaches and lovely coastal cities. There are beaches for all tastes, from small rocky coves to large sandy beaches that will make you think you are in the desert. There are also urban and busy or deserted beaches and perfect for water sports.

Essaouira Beach - Emily Marie Wilson

Further, Its coastal cities are lovely. Among them are Kenitra, Casablanca, Azemour, El Jadidad, Safi and Essaouira. Casablanca is one of the most cosmopolitan, a movie city where the contrast between traditions and modernity hides treasures that are worth discovering.

We can't stop commenting on the beauty of Essaouira, with its European grid-shaped layout and its urban areas surrounded by ancient bastions that have conquered the hearts of many visitors. For this reason it has become a cosmopolitan summer resort.

4. Its magnificent Atlas massif

The High Atlas is a mountain range that extends from the coast of Morocco and includes the Toubkal National Park. There is the highest peak in the country, the Jbel Toubkal, with 4,160 meters. There are many outdoor recreational possibilities here, from snow sports to hiking.

Ouzoud waterfalls - Alberto Loyo

Among the places of interest are the Todra Gorge, in the eastern part of the High Atlas. It is also necessary to name Aït-Ben-Haddou, a city of mud bricks located on the edge of the mountains. And, of course, the Ouzoud Falls, a place of extreme beauty.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans or intention to arrive”

-Lao Tse-

5. The beauty of the Draa Valley and the Sahara desert

Sahara Desert - Vixit

Another reason to admire Morocco is the Draa Valley, a route of beautiful and impressive citadels nestled in breathtaking scenery. The starting point is Ouzarzate, beautiful adobe citadel. From there we continue to Zagora, following the Atlas Mountains until we find a drastic landscape change, a large palm grove that gives way to the endless Saharan dunes.

Upon reaching the Sahara, you can admire a prodigious landscape formed by the sand and the ancient Berber villages. And to enjoy the essence of Morocco it is essential to sleep in a jaima wrapped in the most absolute silence under an infinite blanket of stars.

Video: EXPERIENCING MOROCCAN BERBER LIFE IN THE HIGH ATLAS. EPISODE 51 (April 2020).

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