Morocco; It is a unique place with the lifestyle and clothing of the people, with its architecture, atmosphere and colors. While traveling this country, one feels like living in the middle ages. In Morocco, it is possible to see the world’s largest desert, the Sahara desert, the Atlas mountains, the Atlantic ocean, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and countless story-filled places. Traveler Gülten Şanlıgençler penned a trip to Morocco, a fairy tale country from the Middle Ages, for NTV readers.
The first city that comes to mind when Morocco is mentioned is of course Marrakech. Jemaa el-Fnaa Square is like the heart of Marrakech. The square leaves its calmness during the day to the increasing sounds as the weather starts to get dark. There is nothing in this square … Street food, souvenir vendors, storytellers, potion makers, tattooists, snake charmers, dancers, magicians … It is possible to see something that will surprise you wherever you turn your head.
Sounds, cars, people, colors, history and surprises gush out of the ground in Marrakech! One of the things to do here is to get lost in the streets of Souk Semmarine and Souk Cherifia, the most famous souks (market) of this place.
You can also observe the culture and architecture of Marrakech by visiting many palaces, madrasas, mosques, monuments and gardens.
Majorelle Gardens is a great place to meet Moroccan architecture with the most beautiful shade of blue, cacti and various plants brought from all over the world.
It is not possible to take a trip to Morocco and not see the Sahara desert. You can ride camels in the Sahara desert, watch the sunset on the dunes, and stay in tents in the middle of the Sahara desert.
You can eat Moroccan food and join the fun with African music and then sleep under billions of stars in the middle of the world’s largest desert.
One of the places we recommend you visit while crossing the Atlas mountains is Ait Ben Haddou. This is a village on the old caravan route between Marekeş and the Sahara desert and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The berber houses here are the most striking examples of Moroccan architecture. At the same time, Ait Ben Haddou has hosted many films such as the Game of Thrones series, Gladiator, Indiana Jones, Marco Polo, The Jewel of the Nil.
The fact that we call Morocco, known as Morocco by all of Europe, actually comes from the city of Fez. With the fezes brought from the city of Fez during the Ottoman period, this country started to be called Morocco in our language. Fez medina has also been taken under protection in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Getting lost in the streets of old Fez, where only one person can pass in some places, is one of the most surprising things to do here.
One of the first things that come to mind when talking about Fez is leather tanneries. Leather has been processed for thousands of years at the Chouara Tannery, the largest of these. Here, it is possible to observe all the stages of the leather with traditional processing methods.
Prison de Kara and Bab Mansour gate, which is an underground prison in Meknes city, are unique places to be seen.
The blue city Şafşavan built on the foothills of the Rif mountains … You don’t need to look at the sky to see the blue in these small cities.
Houses, streets and walls and many more places are painted blue. As such, each corner automatically turns into a photo frame.
One of the must-see places in Casablanca is the second largest mosque in the world. Hasan Mosque. This fascinating mosque, built on a dream, 3 out of 4 on the Atlantic Ocean, was completed in 8 years.
Essaouira is a windy city on Morocco’s Atlantic Ocean coast.
This place offers a completely different Morocco with its shabby, art, colors, ocean scent, water sports, street artists, seagulls and harbor.
Frames from the medieval fairy tale Morocco from the frame of Traveler Gülten Şanlıgençler …
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