Meknes Moulay Ismail

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Morocco Photo Gallery

 

Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat. Say just their names and it will be like stirring a hint of spice in your nostrils. Morocco has long been a favorite among travelers and there is no wonder why. Visitors adore the country's unique living history, its unique light and its fantastic art and architecture. Morocco is the perfect African starting point for any traveler, and the photographer's paradise. It is almost unbelievable it is so close and easy to reach from Europe and yet so incredibly different. Life in many Morocco's medinas hasn't changed much since the Midlle Age; It is hectic but friendly at the same time, and definitely exciting. Throughout the country, the open-air markets are brimming with rugs, woodwork, jewelry and, yes, leather, said to be the best and softest in the world. Here there are some of the pictures I've taken in my three trips to Morocco. Apart from the pictures of the cities mentioned above which probably are the most well-known and tourist I am also in love with the ones I took in the blue medina of Chefchaouen and in beautiful Asilah. 

 

 

Marrakech known as the "Pearl of the South," has the largest berber market (souk) in Morocco and also hosts the busiest square in the entire continent of Africa, called Djemaa el Fna. Like many Middle Eastern cities, Marrakech has two main divisions: the médina and the modern city.  

 







 

Tangier Photo

 

Tangier still retains its faded charm. Not entirely Moroccan, European or African but a heady mix of all three - and the old world of bazaars is still intact in the form of the Grand Socco with its makeshift shops, snake charmers, musicians and storyteller. 

 

Meknes Photo

 

Meknes saw its golden age as the imperial capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672 – 1727), before it relocated to Rabat. A Berber tribe called the Maknassa settled there in the 10th century, and a town consequently grew around the fortress.

 

ASILAH - MEDINA - PUERTA

 

Asilah resembles many a place in Greece, with whitewashed houses, broken by some blue wall painting or door.  Asilah is much of a hangout for artists, and walking around the place you will spot many traces of their activity, like paintings on house walls.

 


 

Xaouen  is an enchanting town sitting at the foot of the Rif Mountains. It is a unique place to visit. It is small and manageable yet friendly to tourists; the mountain air and atmosphere are relaxing; and one can catch a glimpse of rural life while hiking.

 


 

Tetuan, just kilometres inland from the Spanish coastal enclave of Ceuta was once the capital of Spanish Morocco, this pretty city has a tangible connection with Andalucía: balconies and windows framed by iron grilles, shaded squares and patios.

 

 


Casablanca isn't only the title of one of the most famous films of all time, it is Morocco's largest city and is home to the Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest religious monument in the world after Mecca. It has space for 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 outside. The 210-meter minaret is the tallest in the world and is visible day and night for miles around. 

 

Rabat is the capital of Morocco and its wide avenues and modern buildings show off. It is cleaner and probably safer than anywhere else in the country and western citizens will find it easier and more relaxing than say, Fez or Meknes. Nevertheless, it has lots of history and stories to tell, there is blue everywhere in the old medina, the blue of the houses, the blue of the sky and the blue of the ocean. The Royal Palace and the necropolis of the Chellah, the old Salé, are a must see.  

 

 

Fez or Fes is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat. It is one of the four so-called "imperial cities" Fes is separated into three parts, Fes-al-Bali, Fes-Djedid and the Ville Nouvelle. Fes-al-Bali, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is believed to be the largest contiguous car-free medieval area in the world.

 



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