The Medina of Rabat

The Medina of Rabat

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The Medina of Rabat is a compact medina where you can shop perfectly. Compared to those in Marrakech or Fes, the Medina in Rabat is surprisingly quiet and orderly. According to many, the medina in Rabat is one of the best places in Morocco to pick up a nice souvenir. It is like everywhere in Morocco, the heart of the city. Merchants really sell everything here! Gigantic carcasses of cows or sheep dangle right next to a carpet shop, and meanwhile the smell is obscured by dozens of shops selling dried herbs and spices. A medina is a feast for your senses.

Today’s Rabat was built outside the Medina, making the Medina an impressive piece of history today. But because it is not so busy in Rabat, the old medina is less chaotic and slightly more accessible than in other Moroccan cities. Feel free to get lost, because that’s the only way to discover Morocco in real life.

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Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Mausoleum of Mohammed V

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This mausoleum is located in the capital of Morocco. The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, (he was King of Morocco until 1961) stands on a large complex on the other side of the great Hassan tower and contains the tombs of a Moroccan king and his two sons. The Mausoleum is always guarded by four beautifully dressed guards.

The tomb is also open to non-Muslims and once inside you will be amazed. Decorated with gold leaf and a white exterior, it is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. You can easily visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan tower together.

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Roof terraces of Fes

The roof terraces of Fes

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Fes is gigantic and you can only really see the real size of this metropolis when you view the royal city from one of the roof terraces. Fes is beautiful during the day, but at sunset this Moroccan spot becomes truly enchanting! When the sunset begins, the sky turns light orange and red. This gives a fantastic view over the Medina of Fes.

The roof terraces are not only recommended in the evening. But during the day you can enjoy a cooling mint tea and the wonderful tranquility. As soon as you arrive at one of the roof terraces, you immediately feel the peace and you can finally relax in the busy city.

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The souks of Marrakech

The souks of Marrakech

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In Marrakech you can shop like nowhere else. Especially in the big souks in the Medina, these are filled with colorful things. The Souks can be found in the old center of the city and are small streets full of markets and shops. Here you can find cheap traditional products such as spices, soap and art, but also souvenirs and modern products.

You can walk into the souks from the Jemaa el Fna square, and then get lost for hours in the small streets. The souks are colorful, busy and the atmosphere is typically Moroccan! Firm negotiation is necessary because you can often pay ‘half of half’.  Don’t buy from the first shop you come across, but compare the prices carefully.

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The Medina of Fes

The Medina of Fes

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Fes’ medina (called Fรจs el-Bali) is the oldest and largest in all of Morocco and even North Africa. Dating back to the 9th century, the medina encompasses 1,200 years of history. The old medina is a seductive labyrinth in which you are sure to get lost. But walking through these medieval alleys is an experience (The medina consists of 9400 alleys!). Because of its historical significance and cultural importance, the medina is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

In the Medina, you can wander, shop and photograph endlessly. Take ample time to get to know the ingenious street pattern, either on your own or with a guide. You can book guided tours at most Riads and hotels. It is good to know that Talaa Seghira and Talaa Kebira are the two main streets in the medina. The two main streets are easy to spot as they are a bit wider and busier than all the alleys. These streets are also where you will find most of the shops and restaurants. It helps enormously if you know where they are to find your way around the medina. Using coloured markings, you can follow the route of your choice. You have to pay attention here though, the markings often hang quite high on the wall.

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Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa

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The Ben Youssef Madrasa is an Islamic madrasa in Marrakech and was once the largest and most important in North Africa. There was room for almost 1000 students. The Ben Youssef Madrasa was founded in the 14th century and closed for good in 1962. Today, the Madrasa is open to tourists and people who want to visit this beautiful building.

Especially the architecture and the colorful mosaics are a feast for the eyes. Admire the beautiful Moroccan architecture, especially the remarkable inner terrace, which is centered around a swimming pool. There are marble pillars decorated with pinecone and palm motifs and the walls are decorated with Islamic calligraphy and mosaics.

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Eating and drinking in Taghazout

Eating and drinking in Taghazout

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One of the reasons that many tourists go to Morocco is of course for the delicious food. In Taghazout you have enough nice restaurants for a delicious meal. In addition to typical Moroccan food, you can also enjoy fish, seafood or something completely different in this surfing village. For example, you can go to World of Waves for trendy acai smoothie bowls, or to Windy Bay for the tastiest pizzas!

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Taghazout Beach

Taghazout Beach

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Taghazout beach is best known as a surfing paradise. With an elongated coastline and numerous surf spots for beginners and experts, you can surf in Taghazout all year round. But for the good waves, the months of September to March are the best surfing months, when the waves are stronger and longer.

If you don’t want to surf yourself, it is also wonderful to watch those who are surfing from the beach or a terrace. Taghazout beach is a wonderful place for a refreshing dip, building sandcastles or for a nice walk. But if you prefer action, you can also ride a horse or camel on this beach. In addition, a game of football is played here almost every afternoon.

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Bou Inania Madrasa

Bou Inania Madrasa

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The Bou Inania Madrasa, this Koranic school in Fes is one of the most photographed places in the city. The Bou Inania Madrasa, is located in the middle of the narrow streets of Fes’ medina.

A madrassa used to be used as a Koranic school. A few decades ago, the brightest students were prepared here to become lawyers, imams or other dignitaries. Fortunately, these are no longer used today and it is now open to visitors.

The Medersa Bou Inania is very similar to the famous Koranic school in Marrakech in architectural style and details, but is a lot smaller and generally a lot quieter. Here you can admire the beautiful carvings and detailed mosaics at your leisure. But the prayer hall is for Muslims only.

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