Located in northern Africa, Morocco is one of Spain‘s closest neighbors and I had been wanting to visit for a long time. When I explored the country with my Dad back in 2014, we went on a road trip that took us to Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech and Rabat.

Although I expected the country to be a bit more developed and it was a bit of a cultural shock upon arrival, I can’t wait to go back and discover other areas such as Essaouira, Tangier or the Atlas Mountains. Have you already been there? Please share your comments below!


Basic facts

  • Population: 37 million
  • Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: Arabic (the Moroccan dialect is called ‘Darija’) and Berber are the two official languages that are spoken throughout the country. French remains the main way to communicate for business or politics.
  • Territories: there are 12 regions in Morocco.
  • Main cities: Rabat (capital), Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Marrakech.
  • Fun fact: the city of Fez houses the world’s first university, which is still operating nowadays.

Things to do

Explore Rabat, the capital of Morocco

Visit the entangled medina in Fez

Try the delicious Moroccan couscous or pastilla

Tour the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, the seven largest in the world!

When in Marrakech, head to Jemaa El Fna to see snake charmers and fortune tellers

Stay at a beautiful riad, the typical Moroccan accommodation

More about Morocco…

Get inspired by my trips around the country and read my travel-related blog posts!


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