If you are planning to take a historical tour of Morocco, here is a list of the best tourist attractions in Morocco so that you can enjoy an unforgettable Morocco trip by visiting the many historical monuments including mosques and mausoleums.
The best places to visit in Morocco
In our guide to cultural attractions in Morocco, we’ve put together information on the most visited historical places in Morocco that you shouldn’t miss out on.
1- Qal’at Ben Haddou:
Ben Haddou Castle in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate dates back hundreds of years, and this 17th-century building has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1987.
Made up of several buildings and labyrinthine streets, the castle was featured as the “Yellow City” in Game of Thrones, one of the popular TV series of recent times.
The castle offers great sunrise and sunset views, and it is constantly filled with seekers and tourists for this reason, it is possible to find many quality cafes, restaurants and hotels around the castle.
There is no charge to enter the village where the castle is located, but a small entrance fee of US$1 may be charged for the maintenance and repair of some buildings.
2- Hassan Tower:
The Hassan castle or tower in Rabat stands like a minaret to remind of an unfinished mosque. It is a 140 meter high minaret built in red stones, and was built during the reign of Ya`qub al-Mansur, one of the sultans of the Almohad dynasty who reigned in 1184 AD.
The Sultan’s goal was to build the largest mosque in the world, but after his death, unfortunately, the construction was not completed and the mosque remained unfinished.
3- Saadian tombs:
The Saadian Tombs are the final resting place of nearly 60 rulers and members of the ruling family, including Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur and his family, and this cemetery is considered one of the best tourist spots in Morocco.
Through which you approach the details of the very ancient history of Morocco, which was founded in 1557. There are two impressive mausoleums next to the cemetery that must be seen, and visiting this place can be a completely mystical experience , but in any case, it will be a very interesting visit.
4- Bahia Palace:
This royal complex, consisting of many buildings and gardens, dates back to the 1860s, and the rooms and other parts scattered around the courtyard are very finely decorated, stained glass and gold ornaments, and it is also one of the best tourist places of Morocco richly decorated.
5- El-Badi Palace:
It took 25 years to build this royal palace, which was built for Ahmed al-Mansur, one of the sultans of the Saadi dynasty.
The palace is a fairly complex 16th century building consisting of over 350 rooms, gardens, swimming pools and courtyards.The palace was built to commemorate the victory over the Portuguese in the War of the Three Kings, with funding coming from the spoils of war .
6- Ben Youssef School:
Founded in the 14th century as an addition to a nearby mosque, this institution of Islamic learning is one of the most important schools of all time.
The building, which has undergone many renovations over the years, was opened to the public in 1982, and there are many elegant arches and different objects in the school, with abundant decorations in geometric shapes, this place is certainly l one of the best places to visit in Morocco.
Chellah, which was built by the Phoenicians but was used more by the Romans, is one of the most visited historical castles in Morocco and one of the famous historical places, as it dates back to the 13th century.
8- Mausoleum of Mohammed V:
The tomb of Mohammed V, one of the kings of Morocco, it is actually a tomb built for Hassan and Prince Abdallah, and its construction began in 1971 and was completed in a long period of about 10 years ., It is one of the historical places that also attracts attention with its architectural features.
9- Tomb of Moulay Ismail:
Moulay Ismail, who ruled Morocco between 1672 and 1727, is considered one of the country’s most important sultans. It should be noted that visiting hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., but these times may change due to religions. events taking place in the sanctuary.
10- And Lily:
And Leyla, which has been included in the UNESCO list, is an ancient city dating back to Roman times and the first century BC.
Thanks to the Juba Agreement, the city of Volubilis, which was already a developed city, became a more advanced city, and this development continued until the year 40 AD, and people of different races lived there, and visitors can see important monuments such as as many mosaic panels, ruins of buildings, ruins of an olive factory and houses, temples and water walls in the ruins from the city.
You can visit it from 8:30 am until sunset every day of the week, with an entrance fee of around 70 Moroccan dirhams.