Welcome to Morocco Tourist Guide
Travel advice, tips, history, geography, economy, city information and
tourism for Morocco
The Kingdom of a Thousand
Kingdoms. The spirit of Morocco finds full expression in art. A country of
artisans, even everyday objects are rendered with extraordinary craftsmanship.
Markets are full of brass wares, leather goods, exquisite carpets and embroidery
work of fine quality and beauty.
On a larger scale, this national artistic inclination is expressed in buildings,
gardens and fountains. Owing to the various tribal, dynastic, and colonial
influences, in Moroccan architecture one finds seemingly opposing expressions of
rapture, ostentation and formidable might. As in the country, the result is a
distinct and cohesive character, greater than the sum of its many influences.
Arabesque tracery, geometric design, stylized vegetation and multicolored mosaic
may cover entire structures or contribute just a hint of detail in otherwise
The face of Morocco is a
shifting tableau. The landscape itself varies dramatically throughout the
country. Broad peaceful beaches give way to lively gem like cities perched
around and among rolling green hills and ragged peaks which then descend into
the heaving expanse of the Sahara Desert. Historically, such variation fostered
strong tribal affiliations over national unity.
Additionally, its geographic situation at a cultural crossroads has for
centuries left Morocco vulnerable to external cultural imposition. The legacy of
such varied influence from within and without is the extremely rich and
surprisingly harmonious tapestry of modern Morocco. While the soul of Morocco is
reveled in art, its body is reflected in the souks. All the colors, sounds and
smells of the country are mingled here. The souk of Fez has been declared one of
the world’s cultural treasures by UNESCO.
Morocco is a very safe country with an ancient tradition of hospitality so
travelers feel secure and very welcome. The physical beauty and cultural
brilliance together with an extensive tourist infrastructure of exquisite modern
hotels, and resorts; world class golf courses and excellent guides makes Morocco
one of the most exciting and fulfilling travel destinations in the world.