Discover Facts about Morocco

Morocco is officially called the Kingdom of Morocco.  It is a beautiful country situated between Algeria and the Atlantic Ocean. The vast land of the Sahara Desert runs through it and there are many fascinating facts about Morocco Market stall in the Medina souk in Marrakech, Morocco, selling decorative African platesthat people don’t know about this stunning country.

A Land of Diversity: Cities, Deserts, and Mountains

Morocco is filled with cities and towns as well as deserts and mountains and is home to about 32 million people, yet it is actually the same size as the state of California in America. The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, although Casablanca is the largest city in the country and homes to around 4 million people. There are many other towns and cities in Morocco such as Marrakech, Tangier, Tetouan, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra and Nador. Some of these cities, such as Marrakech take a modern approach to life, whereas the further you go into rural areas you will find a more traditional approach.

Exploring Moroccan Culture: Ethnicity, Languages, and Traditions

Ethnically Moroccans are mostly of Berber and Arabic descent. Berber people have been living in North Africa for centuries, and are known for living in the mountainous and desert areas.  However, more recently have been moving to the cities for work.

In Morocco, the languages usually spoken are Berber, French and Arabic. The individual group of Moroccan Arabic languages are jointly called Darija. Spanish and English are also spoken in Morocco, however not as much.

Majestic Landscapes: Atlas Mountains and Rif Mountains

Morocco is a mountainous country, with the Atlas Mountains being the most prominent range running from the Northeast to the Southwest through the centre of the country. Additionally, the Rif Mountains are located in the North of the country, adding to Morocco’s picturesque landscapes.

Moroccan Identity: Mosques, Souks, Medinas, and Kasbahs

Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country, and its cities are adorned with mosques featuring stunning towers called minarets. Market areas known as souks offer a vibrant shopping experience, while old medieval sections called medinas captivate visitors with their rich history. The country is also known for its old fortresses called Kasbahs, showcasing Morocco’s architectural heritage.

Exquisite Cuisine: From Couscous to Tajine

Morocco has many famous foods. One of its most famous dishes is couscous. Other popular dishes include pastilla, tajine, and harira. Chicken is the most commonly eaten meat, however pork lamb and other meats are also eaten too.

Morocco: A Colorful and Vibrant Destination Just a Short Flight Away

Morocco is a colourful, vibrant, and stunning country that is easily accessible by a short flight from the UK. Its unique blend of culture, landscapes, and traditions offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking an enriching journey.

Contact Moroccan Journeys for Unforgettable Morocco Tours & Holidays

For more information about Morocco and to embark on rich and varied Morocco Tours & Holidays, contact Moroccan Journeys. Discover the beauty and diversity of this captivating destination with their expert guidance and assistance.

Experience Marrakech Culture

Luxury Pool at the Kasbah Ellouze Boutique Guesthouse, Tamdaght , Ouarzazate, Morocco

Luxury Marrakech Cultural Holiday

7 Day Holiday

Experience the vibrant culture of Marrakech, Morocco’s cultural hub, on a luxurious and adventurous holiday. Immerse yourself in the lively souks, filled with vibrant colours and aromatic spices. Discover stunning gardens and intricate architecture that reflect the city’s rich history. After a day of exploration, relax in luxurious accommodations before embarking on a desert adventure in the Sahara. Marvel at the endless sand dunes, painted in golden and pink hues during sunset. Ride a camel and indulge in traditional Berber cuisine. Spend a night under the stars in a luxurious Bedouin camp. This rejuvenating journey will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Morocco’s culture and heritage.

Busy Market Street in Marrakech

Cultural Morocco Holiday

10 Day Holiday

Discover the wonders of Morocco on the Cultural Morocco Holiday. Immerse yourself in the Sahara Desert, where you’ll be captivated by stunning views and have the opportunity to sleep under the stars in a Desert Camp. Explore the historic Berber town of Ait Ben Haddou, renowned for its well-preserved clay architecture. Uncover the secrets of Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, as you wander through its labyrinthine medina and visit its intriguing historical sites. Relax on the beautiful beaches of El Jadida, a hidden gem on the Atlantic Coast. In Marrakech, delve into the ancient Medina, shop in vibrant souks and craft markets, and learn about the city’s captivating past from a certified guide. Experience the captivating culture and breathtaking landscapes of Morocco on the ultimate holiday escape.


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