The Best cities in Morocco to visit

Marrakech: the most beautiful city in Morocco

Most travellers would rank Marrakech as Morocco's most beautiful city, as well as one of its most interesting and touristy. So, if your budget is limited and you can't make a long trip, this is the place you shouldn't miss for anything in the world.

Marrakech is known as one of Morocco's four imperial cities. And it is not surprising, as it is home to many magical places that you cannot miss. For example, the Jemaa el-Fnaa square: the main centre of activity in Marrakech, and a place of interest for any tourist who wants to try the exotic Moroccan gastronomy, due to the concentration of restaurants and street stalls.

Another of the city's main sites is the medina, one of the busiest trading centres in the country in ancient times.

Make the most of your visit to enjoy the brilliant local crafts and pick up some nice souvenirs. 

Complete your adventure with a visit to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and the Ben Youssef Madrasa. Or take a trip to the Sahara or other stunning natural sites, such as the Atlas Mountains.

5 cities to visit in Morocco

If Marrakech leaves you wanting more, there are plenty more cities to visit in Morocco.


Fez is considered the cultural capital of Morocco, making it a must-see destination if you want to immerse yourself in the country's history.

Here, Fez-el-Bali, the oldest medina in North Africa, stands out above all. A place full of magic, it also holds the record for being the largest pedestrianised area in the world.

If you drop by, visit the beautiful Bou Inania, Al-Atterine and Cherratine madrasas.

Another of Fez's main attractions are its tanneries, a piece of Moroccan tradition and craftsmanship that is not to be missed.

Although there are several throughout the city, the Chouara tannery deserves special attention as one of the oldest tanneries in the world.



Although Chaouen is not one of the most touristic cities in Morocco, it has such a particular charm that it deserves a place on this list.

This small corner located in the Rif Mountains is known as the Blue City, because many of its streets and houses are painted in this colour, creating pictures worthy of being immortalised with your camera.
The city centre is also ideal for taking a break in some of the local cafes and tea shops for some delicious mint tea.

To recharge your batteries, don't forget to visit the Outa El Hammam square, the Ras El Maa waterfall, or the Chaouen Ethnographic Museum, which houses a generous collection of folk art, regional costumes and local crafts.



Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean coast lies Rabat, Morocco's vibrant capital and one of the country's most interesting and cosmopolitan places.

In addition to its privileged location, one of Rabat's strong points is the lively and relaxed atmosphere of its boulevards and cafés, as well as its great architectural virtues.

One of its most popular attractions is the evocative Kasbah of the Udayas. A military fortress from the Berber era, it contains beautiful blue and white houses, beautiful Andalusian-inspired gardens and several art galleries.

Other highlights include the iconic Hassan Tower, the Roman ruins, the Chellah Gardens and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.



We now switch from the hustle and bustle of Rabat to Meknes, Morocco's former imperial city and a paradise for history buffs.

The imposing city gates and the pilgrim city of Moulay Idriss are among the most popular attractions. But they are not the only ones. The city's architecture is a spectacle in itself, as can be seen in the Dar Jamai Museum, the souk and the ruins of Volubilis.

Interestingly, Meknes was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 because of its masterful combination of Islamic and European design and planning elements.



Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and one of the largest in Africa. It is also considered the commercial capital of the country thanks to its impressive seaport.

This city is perfect if you're looking for something to do, thanks to the many nightclubs or the overwhelming Morocco Mall (the second largest shopping centre on the continent).

But these are not Casablanca's only aces. You can also immerse yourself in its magic thanks to the Mauresque architecture: an interesting blend of arabesque and Parisian styles that is present in a large number of buildings and squares.

Finally, two of the city's must-see attractions are the impressive Hassan II Mosque and Rick's Café, a replica of the iconic bar from the 1942 film Casablanca.

And that concludes our review of the most beautiful cities in Morocco.

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