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Morocco Travel Guide
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‘Mysterious charm on Europe’s doorstep’

Morocco is an initiation into the exotic magic of the Arabic, Islamic, African world - the world of minarets and medinas, desert and mountain - yet it nearly touches western Europe and, for all it's differences, retains a European patina, being the legacy of the French Protectorate.

To absorb the spirit of Morocco, wander through the streets of the great cities. Fès – the ancient capital – has a beautiful array of medieval buildings, while Marrakech offers a world-famous souk selling a mystifying array of goods, both hark back to the Arab dynasties that ruled Morocco from the Muslim conquest. Casablanca, a thriving commercial centre, and Rabat, the capital of the country, reflect their modern French origins. Tangier is mildly seedy, a little melancholy. All Moroccan cities are very crowded, the hustlers a fact of life, for a change of pace, visit Essaouira, a more laid-back seaside town.

Morocco’s charm lies in its diversity and for sun-worshippers, there are miles of beaches, while inland lies Berber country where, amid the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the energetic can trek and walk. Beyond the Atlas are the fringes of the Sahara, where the caravans once stopped on the way south to trade in ivory and spice. Whether scaling the distant ridges, gazing at ancient wonders, idling by the sea, haggling for exotic artefacts or marvelling at the pink and indigo of a desert dawn, you can't fail to be totally mesmerised.

Travel warning

Following the series of terrorist attacks that took place in Casablanca on 16th May 2003, all tourists are advised to be cautious and to avoid crowds and public places crowded with other foreigners.

Violent crime is on the increase, however it is not a major problem in Morocco and the majority of visits to Morocco are trouble-free. Visitors to the Western Sahara region are recommended to contact their relevant travel advice department for up to date advice prior to arrival.
Useful travel links
Official Tourist Board of Morocco tourism website for Morocco