Morocco is the perfect country for a long holiday, but it’s also the perfect destination for a quick getaway. All of Morocco’s dazzling cities still have their beautiful old characteristics. You can spend a few weeks visiting all the beautiful places Morocco has to offer, but you can also score a cheap flight and spend a few days in one of Morocco’s amazing cities.
I was talking to a travel buddy of mine earlier this week about using mobile top up online and the great benefits it has over a phone subscription when traveling abroad. Using a prepaid phone is usually much cheaper. He told me he used his prepaid phone in Morocco for the first time and has been using it ever since during his travels. He also tipped me on three beautiful places you should see in Morocco which are perfect for a short holiday. Today I’m sharing the amazing things he told me with you.
- Marrakech’s Djemaa Al-Fna
Marrakech, you’ve all heard of this majestic imperial city in Morocco. Marrakech is well-known for it’s lively market place Djemaa al-Fna. At nighttime you imagine yourself in an ancient Arabic tale when visiting Djemaa al-Fna square. Through the crowds you see belly dancers giving a show, snake charmers are blowing on their flutes and you’re surrounded by amazing smells of all kinds of foods that are prepared right there at the square.
At daytime you can’t even imagine the liveliness that took place at Djemaa al-Fna the night before. During the day you’ll see a huge empty square surrounded by buildings made of red bricks and alleys full of shops from craftsmen.
Just by spending one day and one night here, you’ will already have a truly amazing experience.
- Fez’s Car-free Medina
Fez is also one of Morocco’s imperial cities and has an astonishing old city center, which is called the medina in Morocco. Fez’s medina is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest car-free zones in the world. Though it’s quite obvious cars can’t drive through the narrow streets of the medina. Don’t be surprised to spot a donkey or two here that are used for transport.
Fez is also famous for its artisans and you can find old fashioned tanneries not far from the medina. You also have markets full of handmade mosaic arts and woodworks in the city centre.
The city centre doesn’t only has a lot of markets, it has stunning old buildings as well and the city even houses the oldest still-functioning university in the world.
So if you’re really into culture and you think cultural travels can’t be done in a day, you haven’t visited Fez yet!
- Beautiful Blue Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen is a beautiful mountain village in the north of Morocco known for the blue walls of the houses and for the waterstream that comes right out of the mountains. This waterstream is used for bottles of water that you buy everywhere in Morocco. So when you’re here, be sure to try the ice cold water right when it flows out of the mountains.
Most of the walls of the buildings in Chefchaouen are painted blue and sometimes even the streets have a blue coloring. This causes a really impressive sight.
Chefchaouen is an amazing spot for souvenir shopping. The craftsmen of Chefchaouen are well-known for their woven blankets and wool garments. Also the goat cheese in this area is famous and definitely worth the try.
Because Chefchaouen is a nice small mountain village, it can easily be seen in a short holiday. Though the memories of this beautiful and one of a kind blue village will most certainly last a lifetime.
These three cities are only a few examples of what Morocco has to offer for a quick getaway. Have I convinced you yet?