5 REASONS TO VISIT MOROCCO
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5 REASONS TO VISIT MOROCCO
In this article, we are going to discover 5 reasons to visit Morocco, a country with a varied and fascinating culture, characterised by its breathtaking landscapes.
Above all, what people often overlook is that Morocco is an amazing country precisely because you will encounter everything from the Atlas Mountains and oases to the fortified cities and the contrast between chaotic Marrakech and the silence and peace of the desert.
So let’s proceed to discover the 5 reasons why you should organise a trip to Morocco.
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ITS UNIQUE MEDINAS
What also contributes to making Morocco a special land is the exuberant atmosphere of its unique medinas.. Located in the heart of many Moroccan cities, the medinas include the pulsating life of the locals.
To give you an idea, it is important to know that the medinas of Fez, Tetouan, Essaouira and Marrakech are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
These old quarters with their narrow streets are worth a visit because they will leave you with an authentic memory of this land. You will be infected by the smells, colours, tastes (and even noises) of the chaotic Moroccan daily life.
Arab cuisine, traditional Moroccan cuisine, has Arab, Mediterranean and Berber influences and is also a mixture of different flavours and aromas, appreciated by the most demanding palates.
Among the most commonly used ingredients are lamb, beef, chicken and many vegetables while among the spices you will find cinnamon, cumin, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, aniseed, sesame seeds, saffron, coriander parsley and mint (don’t forget to try their famous mint tea).
It is therefore understood that this is an extremely tasty and original cuisine.
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WAITING FOR DAWN TO BREAK IN THE SAHARA DESERT
Another thing you have to do: wait for the sunrise in the Sahara desert. Watching the sun rise in the desert is such a fascinating experience that it alone is worth the trip.
The red colour of the sky overwhelms the eye and envelops the entire horizon, made up only of sky and dunes.
It’s one of those things you have to do at least once in your life.
DISCOVER MOROCCAN ARCHITECTURE
Another reason to visit Morocco is to discover Moroccan architecture.
We are talking about a country strongly influenced by Islam in its culture and this is also reflected in its architecture.
What distinguishes the building is a great elegance and a continuous search for refinement. A concrete example of Moroccan art?
Arabic glazed-clay tiles are very typical and often decorate the exterior and interior surfaces of buildings. It is an art from the Hispano-Moorish period..
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Another very typical thing you will often see when travelling in Morocco are the fountains, indispensable for ritual ablutions before prayer.
In terms of decoration, you are sure to see recurring geometric designs and plant decorations. Why? Well, because the depiction of people, animals and straight lines is forbidden in Morocco.
That is why geometric architecture is a complex, repeating mosaic of interlocking squares, circles and angles.
TO PRACTISE SPORT
For those who love the sector, there is the possibility to practice sport.. The area is famous for surfing and kitesurfing, a perhaps little-known but truly authentic aspect of Morocco.
If your passion is wave riding, the ideal places in Morocco for this sport are Agadir, Essaouira, Oualidia and Taghazout, not far from Agadir.
In short, these are but five reasons to visit Morocco that should give you the sprint to buy a plane ticket. For the rest, it is worth discovering the land, nothing is a substitute for a trip.