Moroccan culture is imbued with the different civilizations that have stayed there. Land of welcome and passage, it has integrated parts of culture of all those who brought here the best of themselves. Morocco, however, retains its identity. The culture of Morocco comes from these paradoxes which are here a wealth. You will discover it in the big cities of the country which shelter an important cultural and historical heritage. You will meet her in the heart of the Atlas or the desert in contact with the people. Traditions, history, art and religion are at the rendezvous of your cultural tour in Morocco.
A Moroccan cultural circuit in the imperial cities
The culture of Morocco leaves its historical traces in the cities. Go to meet the great dynasties of the kingdom and their capitals. The imperial cities of Marrakech, Rabat, Fez and Meknes represent respectively the Almoravid, Almohade, Idrissid and Alawite dynasties. These cities have kept their buildings intact and have priceless cultural treasures that leave an impression of astonishment. As Tahar Ben Jelloun recommends, take the time to read the walls and the faces and listen to the words of the men who exchange around a tea. At the heart of these cities with exceptional architecture are the souks. They shelter all the ancestral know-how of Morocco. The artisanal methods are exposed, the most beautiful products are put on sale.
8 cultural sites of Morocco classified by Unesco
Little wonder that so many sites are classified by UNESCO, which has launched its world ranking by the medina of Fez! Souks, mosques, tombs and palaces aroused the enthusiasm of the world organization. Marrakech and its mosques medina and souks quickly followed Fez. We must go down a little further south of Morocco on the road to the Draa Valley to meet the fortified village (ksar) of Ait Ben Haddou. Meknes, the war city with a hundred minarets has joined these sites already classified. Two years later, it was the turn of the medina of Tetouan to join this very privileged circle. Volubilis the Roman city was partly classified the same year. Mogador, the current medina of Essaouira faces the ocean. It was classified in 2001. El Jadida was the last to join this very closed club of the sites benefiting from the recognition of the highest international authorities. Contact us for more information.