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10 essential places to see in Morocco

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There are many essential places to see in Morocco, a country with a culture and traditions very different from those of its nearby Europe, which we are sure, will catch you as soon as you arrive. Less than 20 kilometers from Gibraltar you will find places as different as cities with labyrinthine medinas in which to get lost, deserts of large dunes to spend the night surrounded by stars, arid landscapes of mountain ranges and gorges, fishing villages bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and others adobe anchored in time, all always with a mint tea in hand.
In our case we have visited Morocco several times, and we will surely return some more, so based on our experience and future trips, we have made a list of what we believe, are the 10 essential places to see in Morocco. We start!

1. Marrakech

Most travelers who go to Morocco for the first time have their first contact in Marrakech. In our case we fulfill the tradition and visit it during the trip we made to Marrakech and Essaouira in 5 days.
This fascinating and sometimes exhausting city, in which it is an obligation to stay in a riad in the medina and have a tea at sunset while watching the life and changes of the Jamaa el Fna Square, is a symbol of the country, in addition to a essential visit.
There are many other things to see and do in Marrakech, city of palaces, markets, gardens, mosques and medersas, although it is best to lose aimlessly through its labyrinthine streets and find the true essence of the city.
A good option to have a first contact with the Medina and Jamaa el Fna Square is to book this free tour of Marrakech Free! or a private tour in which you choose the itinerary, both with a guide in Spanish.


2. Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou

In Ouarzazate, the door to the great Sahara desert, is the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most essential places to see in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou is a wonderful village of clay and adobe, stopped in time in an arid and rocky area, which we are sure, will surprise you.
We visited it on the route of the kasbahs that we did during 4 days by rental car and, we have to admit, it was one of the cherries of the trip.
In addition, as an anecdote, we will tell you that this Ksar, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has been the scene of famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
To get to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech you can do it by car, taxi or bus, the ksar is less than 200km from Marrakech although you have to cross the Atlas Mountains and there are many curves, which can take you about 5 hours.
A more comfortable option if you do not want to drive or depend on public transport, is to book this Ouarzazate excursion with a guide in Spanish with which you will be picked up directly at the hotel ...

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