Even though Morocco is a pretty popular touristic destination, many people seem a little bit confused about what Morocco is famous for. In fact, it is
Unfortunately, many tourists go to Morocco without knowing what all the available possibilities are. Missing so many opportunities and experiences.
The reason I spend most of my vacations in Morocco (besides the fact that I still have family there), is because I can do so many things, depending on the weather, my mood, and desires. If you want to have a 360 overview of all the things Morocco is famous for, keep reading!
Tip: For anyone visiting Morocco and planning on acquiring beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts, check my Morocco shopping guide about what’s really worth shopping in Morocco, from locals perspective.
8 Things Morocco is Famous For
In order to not have a super long & exhausting post, I will make a section for each famous fact about Morocco. I will try and provide as many complementary links as possible to help you dig the subjects deeper.
1. The Delicious Traditional Moroccan Food
Moroccan cuisine is known for being very flavorful and for satisfying most of the tastes. Maybe you have already heard of the Moroccan Tajine, the Moroccan Couscous or the traditional Moroccan mint tea? These are some of the most famous & cherished Moroccan dishes you can try once in Morocco. I promise you will likely fall in love with them.
If you don’t know where to start from, check this post where I list the Moroccan dishes to absolutely try.
Oh, and don’t forget to try Moroccan street food. Such an interesting & cheap way to explore Moroccan cuisine and lifestyle.
2. The Moroccan Desert
This part is interesting because, each time I talk with people about Morocco, they seem to only associate the country with the deserts. Which I understand. Moroccan deserts are really gorgeous and one exceptional experience to have. They are one of the things I love most about Morocco. They are romantic, adventurous and inspiring places you can go to. Once you are surrounded by gigantic dunes and have no clue of where you are, then spend the night under the stars and wake up on a breathtaking sunrise, you feel so far away from all your problems and your everyday struggles.
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3. The Atlas Mountains
Besides the desert, Morocco is also known for the Atlas Mountains, which vaguely separate Morocco’s milder climate regions from the arid Moroccan Sahara.
The Atlas Mountains are mostly covered with lacy cedars and scrubby pines. The peaks are covered with snow, sometimes even in the warmer months. If you like hiking, the Atlas Mountains are perfect and will offer you gorgeous views from the bottom to the top.
4. Moroccan Beaches & Coasts
Morocco is also famous for its beautiful beaches. Remember, Morocco climate varies depending on where you are in the country. That’s the reason why Moroccan beaches have different styles, offering different beach experiences from surfing, sunbathing to trekking in some breathtaking wild beaches.
If you are a beach person, you will LOVE these gorgeous Moroccan beach spots.
5. Morocco Versatile Climate
Morocco is one of the favorite destinations for Europeans, especially French and Spanish tourists. The reason? The country is very close to Europe, all while offering that warm climate Europeans long for.
\Morocco is sunny most of the year. However, the country climate is not the same everywhere. And depending on the experiences you are planning to have, it is best to travel to Morocco at a specific time of the year. So, do the homework and make sure you are traveling during the best season for you.
6. Morocco’s Monuments, Architecture & History
If you travel to Morocco, you will notice that the country has so many different architecture styles, showing a charged and rich history. You will notice for example the Phoenicians and Romans footprint in many monuments in Morocco, like near Meknes and Fez.
The Arabs conquered Morocco in the 7th century and introduced their civilization. Islam had a great following and many monuments in the country show how powerful the Arabic civilization was at the time.
In the early 20th century, many European countries had their interest in North Africa and Morocco was colonized by French and Spain for many decades. Some cities like Casablanca and Rabat still carry the European fingerprint in many of its buildings.
7. Morocco Rich Culture
Traveling to Morocco will immerse you in another culture, probably very different from yours. And the best mindset is to embrace it. Of course, you will have to adjust a little bit. You can’t dress sexy in public spaces for instance. But this is traveling: seeing different cultures and exploring other lifestyles.
There are many other aspects to the Moroccan culture, like tipping, greetings, religion, the relation with food, and so much more. Exploring a whole new culture is really refreshing and self-empowering. Just make sure you have an idea about the differences before you visit.
8. Traditional and High-Quality Moroccan Handicrafts
Another thing Morocco is famous for is its beautiful handcrafted products, made with premium materials. Leather bags, shoes, colorful rugs or silver engraved teapots. These items are often made by craftsmen who are passionate about their jobs and who, for most of them, inherited their skills from their grand-grandparents
The shopping experience in Morocco is really one of a kind. I spend a lot of time in Morocco, and even so, I just can’t get enough of shopping. There are some products that I always make sure I bring back with me, and which make me think of Morocco for weeks and even years.
Moroccan markets are like an Ali Baba cavern with hundreds of great choices and some wise decisions to make. That’s why learning about Moroccan markets rules & dynamic is a must for anyone who is interested in bringing souvenirs and beautiful handicrafts from Morocco.
Your Morocco Ultimate Shopping Guide
Find out the products you should focus on and those to absolutely avoid, from locals perspective!
my fourth time in morocco
and the magic is still there … no trip resembles the previous one! already looking forward to my next trip
traveling to Morocco in a few days
and I just can’t wait! thank you for all the infos
helpful, thank you
everything I needed to know, great article
just got back from Morocco
I wanted to thank you .. I had your shopping ebook and It really helped me understand how Moroccan markets work … I had the best time in the desert, visiting Ait ben haddou castle, eating delicious food and shopping handicrafts. Won’t forget this experience!
my favorite part about traveling to Morocco was the delicious food! Now I have to try to replicate some of those dishes at home,