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Majestic Morocco

March 14, 2024 • Travel Brief

Moroccan mountains at sunset

Casablanca

  • What to know Bustling and fascinating; Portuguese, Spanish + French influence

  • Where to stay Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, Royal Mansour Casablanca

  • What to do Hassan II Mosque, explore Art-Deco architecture, Marché Central and Habous neighborhood souks, Museum of Moroccan Judaism, Derb Ghallef

  • Where to eat — La Sqala for traditional Moroccan food, Dar Dada for Moroccan cuisine in a riad setting, Rick's Café for American and European dishes 


Casablanca

Fes

  • What to know Spiritual and cultural capital with a vibrant, dynamic culture

  • Where to stay Riad Fes, Hotel Sahrai

  • What to do Visit Chouara Tannery, explore the University of al-Qarawiyyin, browse the Merenid Tombs for a view of the city

  • Where to eat Sample street food in the souks, dine at Gayza for traditional Moroccan cuisine, taste local flavors at the Ruined Garden or Nur


Moroccan cuisine and spices

Marrakech

  • What to know Centrally located, sleek business district

  • Where to stay The Oberoi Marrakech, Amanjena, Royal Mansour Marrakech, La Mamounia, Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

  • What to do Explore the souks with a guide, visit Jardin Majorelle and Yves Saint Laurent Museum, experience Djema El Fna square, optional visit to the Anima botanical gardens

  • Where to eat Le Jardin for traditional Moroccan fare, Nomad Marrakech for local ingredients, Dar Yacout for fine dining, La Terrasse des Épices for rooftop dining or international cuisine at Kabana


Moroccan bathhouse and lush plants

Essaouira

  • What to know Charming courtyards, bustling souks, elegant palaces, intricate tile work and some of Morocco’s most famous hotels

  • Where to stay Heure Bleue Palais

  • What to do Enjoy beach time, visit art galleries like Le Real Mogador and Galerie la Kabash, explore Bayt Dakira museum in the Jewish quarter

  • Where to eat Mediterranean fusion at Dar Baba, seafood at La Clé de Voûte, wine tasting at Le Domaine du Val d'Argan winery, Heure Bleue Palais' restaurants for fine dining


Moroccan shoreline with boats and white buildings

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