Most beautiful towns in Morocco

The 7 most beautiful villages in Morocco


Moulay Idriss

Moulay Idriss is one of the most visited places by Muslims due to its historical and religious importance.

This holy place is the resting place of Idriss I, who was one of the first settlers of Morocco and whose mausoleum is closed to tourists.

However, the narrow streets above Mount Zerhoun are more than enough to justify your visit and immerse yourself in a world of colour and interesting historical monuments.

And speaking of history, we cannot fail to recommend the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman site in Africa.



Located on the Atlantic coast and protected by imposing bastions and ramparts, Essaouira, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Morocco, awaits us.

One of the highlights of this welcoming town is undoubtedly its historic quarter. A medina where Arab and European architectural features blend and which has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Before leaving, take the opportunity to stroll around the fishing port, sit down in one of the many restaurants and taste the delicious fish and seafood from the Atlantic. 

Ait Ben Haddou

With Ait Ben Haddou, we swap the sea for the mountains, for this village in the Ounila valley is one of the most beautiful in the High Atlas.

Its strong points are undoubtedly the imposing gates leading to the centre of the town, and the ruins of one of the most amazing, oldest and best preserved citadels in the country.

It is worth noting that the village of Ait Ben Haddou has been the setting for several famous films and series throughout history, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones.


We cannot make a top list of beautiful villages in Morocco without taking into account the wild beauty of Merzouga.

This town is located in the Erg Chebbi, a desert landscape with dunes up to 150 metres high, which serves as a prelude to the great Sahara Desert, which begins a little further south.

Spending at least a couple of hours in Merzouga is a must if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy one of nature's most incredible spectacles: the grandeur of the desert in the evening light. Have your camera ready, because you'll need it.


We leave behind the orange tones of the desert to enter the town of Asilah, governed by the white of its buildings and the blue of the sea.

Asilah is a fishing village guarded by a great wall dating back to the 15th century and very well preserved. Inside, an ocean of streets awaits us in which to lose ourselves and contemplate other monuments such as the Sea Gate, the Bab Homar Gate or beautiful renovated palaces such as El Rasuini.

But that's not all. If you're an art lover, Asilah will be a paradise for you due to the many murals that populate the town and the large number of art galleries you can find.

El Jadida

El Jadida is one of those villages in Morocco where the influence of other cultures can be felt the most. Above all, the Portuguese.

But don't let this put you off, because El Jadida has many aces up its sleeve to surprise you. For example, its city walls, the impressive Mazagan fortress and the five bastions overlooking the sea and the whole town.

Leaving the walls behind, the village has a beautiful beach very similar to the Algarve and other great monuments such as the Portuguese Cistern, or the Church of the Assumption.

As a curiosity, in addition to this Catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue can be found in the citadel. This shows once again the multicultural nature of El Jadida.


Located in the eastern part of the country, Tinghir (also known as Tinerhir or Tineghir) is one of the most beautiful villages in Morocco that you can't miss.

The whole town is built around an oasis. As if the small ochre-coloured houses wanted to protect the palm trees and small orchards from the desert wind. Undoubtedly, something very curious that you don't see every day.

Another interesting point is the castle of Ait Mhamed, which, although badly damaged, still protects the region.

And that brings us to the end of this article. We hope you have found it interesting and that it has helped you to discover the charming villages in Morocco that you should visit on your next trip.

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