Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns.
We visited Morocco in November 2016 and stayed at the Hyatt Casablanca. We visited Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes and Rabat. In Casablanca, we visited the Hassan II Mosque, the 2nd largest mosque in the world, Place Mohammed V and the Morocco Mall. In Marrakesh, we explored the Medina, a mazelike medieval quarter with squares, souks (markets), mosques, palaces and gardens. We also visited Djemaa El Fna (the main square) and Koutoubia Mosque. In Fes, a city in northeast Morocco, we explored the walled medina, leather tanneries, souks, Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Attarine Madrasa. In Rabat, Morocco’s capital, we visited the royal fort, Hassan Tower, Challah and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.