Mostly Marvelous Morocco
Posted on March 13, 2013 by sguese
No matter where you hail from, Morocco the exception, Morocco is a far distance to travel culturally. The country hits you over the head, providing a complete sensory overload. While Tangier is
traditionally the first port of call here, travelers can never forget Morocco’s movie star, Casablanca. Add in great imperial cities like Fez and Marrakesh and their ancient medina, Roman ruins, craggy valleys and mountains, and a camel ride through the Sahara will almost seem more normal. Yes, Morocco seemingly has it all, but it is as the same time, never what you expect.
Make Time with Marrakesh with ArgusRentals.com—If you don’t get lost in the labyrinthine alleyways of Marrakesh, you have missed the point of this imperial city. Marrakesh charms by way of snakes, donkey carts and souqs. Hang out in Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square, Action packed, this is the place to people watch or to be hackled, no matter what you wish. Some of the other main sights in Marrakesh include Bahla Palace and the Koutou bia Minaret.
Meet in Morocco’s Center, Fés—Fés is often thought to be the “real” center of Morocco. The oldest of the imperial cities, Fés also plays the symbol game, a city representing the heart of Morocco. The city is a religious and cultural starting point in this country, home to the world’s first university. If you want to experience the “real” Morocco, you must get lost in Old Fés, where the medina confuses and amazes at the same time. It is the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world. Bazaars cram in with shops, mosques and restaurants all while the senses are assaulted.
Meander in Meknés—While Fés is the “real” centre of Morocco, Meknés is still worth a look as Morocco’s third imperial city. Often overlooked, the city has less hassle and more of a tone of being laid back. You can still get lost here, just as you would in Marrakesh and Fés. The winding narrow median streets cover in grand buildings, proving Meknés was once more important than them all. The city was once the capital of the Sultanate.
Marvel at Casablanca’s fame—Casablanca has had a hard time shaking off preconceived assumptions about the city since the famous movie came out in its name. Casablanca is more of a sprawling metropolis than some corner café with Humphrey Bogart singing on repeat. While not as exotic as some Moroccan cities, it is still the country’s economical and cultural capital. The money is being made here, amidst good contemporary art and art galleries.
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