Morocco is a beautiful country with a rich history and diverse culture. Situated on the northwestern edge of Africa and just a short ferry trip from Europe, Morocco is an out-of-this-world place to visit. From the bustling markets to the breathtaking landscapes, this North African gem is a treasure trove of culture, history, and natural beauty.

With its rich blend of Arab, Berber, and European influences, Morocco’s cities are an exquisite mix of tradition and modernity. Whether you’re strolling through the narrow alleys of the medinas, savoring the aromatic flavors of Moroccan cuisine, or exploring ancient architectural wonders, each city has its unique charm and allure. To help you plan your journey, STYLEAFRIQUE™•com has carefully selected 10 cities in Morocco for an extraordinary adventure.

1. Marrakech

Marrakech
Marrakech. Photo Credit: Olena Znak/Shutterstock

Marrakech known as the “Red City,” is one of Morocco’s most iconic cities, and it’s truly a feast for all senses. You won’t be bored here as there’s lots to explore, from the old town’s winding alleyways to the souks. Marrakech is famous for its vibrant markets, stunning palaces, and the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square, which is at the centre of the Marrakech Medina. Other cultural highlights of Marrakech include the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Jardin Majorelle.

2. Fes

Fes
Fes. Photo Credit: getyourguide.com

Fes is Morocco’s second-largest city and home to over one million people. The city of Fes is renowned for its medieval architecture and the world’s oldest university. Explore the narrow streets of the medina and visit the stunning Bou Inania Madrasa.

3. Casablanca

Casablanca
Casablanca. Photo Credit: britannica.com

As Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca is a modern metropolis with a blend of French colonial and Moorish architecture. A tour through the Hassan II Mosque is a must-do as this incredible building, with its towering 210m (690ft) high minaret, is the largest currently used mosque in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Other highlights in Casablanca include the Medina and the Notre Dame de Lourdes.

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4. Tangier

Tangier
Tangier. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Situated at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has a rich cultural heritage influenced by various civilizations. This wonderful seaside city is northwest of Morocco and has good ferry connections with Spain, France and Italy. Spend a day wandering the Medina (old town) and exploring the Kasbah (fortress) on the top of the hill. The Hercules Cave is a must-see, along with a visit to Cap Spartel to marvel at where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

5. Essaouira

Essaouira
Essaouira. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Located on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches, historic medina, and vibrant arts scene. Game of Thrones Fans will love this city, as many of the scenes set in mythical Slavers’ Bay and Astaop were filmed here. Like many Moroccan cities, a trip to its Medina is the best place to start here, and Essaouira’s is built on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

6. Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen. Photo Credit: traveltalktours.com

Of course, no list of Moroccan cities would be complete without Chefchaouen. This enchanting blue city in the Rif Mountains offers a unique and picturesque setting. Wander through its winding streets and admire the beautiful blue-painted buildings. Once you’ve finished exploring the streets, soak in the Chefchaouen vista from above by climbing uphill to the Spanish Mosque.

7. Rabat

Rabat
Rabat. Photo Credit: kayak.com

The capital city of Morocco, Rabat offers a mix of ancient ruins, impressive architecture, and a relaxed atmosphere. Here you’ll find a traditional Medina and the souk in the middle is a hive of activity, full of locals and tourists alike. You can also visit art and history museums; the Mausoleum of Mohammed V is an impressive sight.

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8. Meknes

Meknes
Meknes. Photo Credit: visitmorocco.com

This imperial city is famous for its grand monuments and historic sites. There’s much to learn about here, from the Berber tribes that first settled the area to the Roman empire’s expansion into the nearby Volubilis region. You’ll find some impressive buildings in Meknes city, including the massive Grand Mosque and the Madrasa Bou Inania, a university that opened in the mid-1300s.

9. Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” Ouarzazate has been the filming location for many famous movies. Visit the Atlas Film Studios and explore the impressive Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It has provided the backdrop for scenes from hit TV shows Game of Thrones, Prison Break, and The Amazing Race, as well as movies such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.

10. Merzouga

Merzouga
Merzouga. Photo Credit: frs.es

Located in southeastern Morocco, Merzouga is very close to the border with Algeria and nestled among giant dunes. For a unique desert experience, head to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert. Take a camel trek and spend a night camping under the stars in the vast dunes.

Whether you’ve got one week off work or are planning a more extended vacation, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Morocco. These ten cities in Morocco offer a kaleidoscope of experiences, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.