Top things to do in Morocco

Top Choice Square in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Djemaa El Fna

Think of it as live-action channel-surfing: everywhere you look in the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh’s main square, you’ll discover drama in progress. The hoopla and halqa (street theatre) has been non-stop here ever sin…
Top Choice Islamic Site in Central Souqs

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

Currently closed for restoration works that are scheduled to be finished in 2019, this Quranic learning centre was once the largest in North Africa, and remains among the most splendid. ‘You who enter my door, may y…
Top Choice Dunes in M’Hamid

Erg Chigaga

The star attraction is the misnamed Erg Chigaga, not a single dune (erg) but an awesome stretch of golden sand sea some 56km southwest of M'Hamid. It is the largest sand sea in Morocco, snaking along the horizon for…
Top Choice Moroccan in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Amal Center

Do good while eating delicious food – double bonus. The Amal Center supports and trains disadvantaged Moroccan women in restaurant skills, and you get to feast on their flavours. So many restaurants in Marrakesh ref…
Top Choice Museum in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

This captivating museum showcases finely selected collections of haute couture clothing and accessories that span 40 years of creative work by legendary French fashion designer Yves St Laurent. The aesthetically war…
Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

The menu at this elegant riad is a cut above the usual, and features some innovative Moroccan dishes, heavy on local seasonal produce and a big change from the standard tajine menu. The garden is pleasant in summer,…
Top Choice Ruins in Middle Atlas

Volubilis

Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are its many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, pushing …
Top Choice Mosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

This flamboyant building was built at enormous expense to commemorate the former king's 60th birthday. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210m-tall minaret that serves as the city's major landmark, …
Top Choice Workshop in Medina

Chaouwara Tanneries

The Chaouwara tanneries are one of the city’s most iconic sights (and smells), offering a unique window into the pungent, natural process of producing world-class leather using methods that have changed little since…
Top Choice Palace in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Bahia Palace

Imagine what you could build with Morocco’s top artisans at your service for 14 years, and here you have it. The salons of both the petit riad and grand riad host intricate marquetry and zouak (painted wood) ceiling…