An impressive heritage of humanity recognized by UNESCO
Time seems to stand still in Morocco’s world heritage sites
Morocco’s authenticity is symbolized through its nine properties recognized as World Heritage of Humanity and cultural heritage. Throughout the country, this wealth is expressed in a varied and often a festive way. The famous Moussem of Tan-Tan is held every year and gathers the nomadic tribes of the Sahara. They sing, poeticise and celebrate their art of living ; a show that cannot be overlooked ! In Sefrou, the cherry festival celebrates the natural and cultural beauty of the city. The Cherry Queen is elected, where a parade takes place. Music, dance and fantasia, but also local products await for you.
Moroccan craftsmanship is also recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage. The traditional famous Argan, which is he oil, used for food, medical and cosmetic purposes, is transmitted from one generation to another. Falconry is also valued as a living human heritage. Nowaydays it is valued in a fellowship and a sharing context.
Hospitality and intercultural dialogue are renowned qualities, that go along with the Mediterranean diet. Enjoy every Moroccan product in a friendly atmosphere ! The cultural space of the Jemaa El Fna square, an absolute theatre of artistic expression, is the meeting spot for inhabitants and people from elsewhere ! Charmers, speakers and musicians are awaiting for you to deliver the best in artistic performance.
The Ksar Aït Ben Haddou, near Ouarzazate, is an extraordinary place to be. The medinas of Fez, Marrakech, Tetouan and Essaouira are classified by UNESCO, as well as the historic city of Meknes and the Portuguese city of Mazagan, on the archaeological site of Volubilis, are all Roman ruins.
Rabat is the entire city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is distinguished by its various historical sites : from the Kasbah of the Oudayas, to the Necropolis of Chellah, to the Hassan Mosque and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. Being a modern and traditional destination, the capital of Morocco is also known as the African Capital of Culture for 2020-2021.
The Moroccan culture is expressed in all its forms and always in a convivial way.