Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Morocco
Visit Marrakech, a beautiful city in southwest Morocco. This study tour takes you through the main attractions of the city, namely the Djemaa el Fna (Square of the Beheaded), the most important Koran school of the Maghreb, the Menara Gardens, the world-famous medieval market and executioner’s square, today a lively place for oriental storytellers, snail cooks and jugglers, the city wall, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bachia Palace, the Menara Gardens, the Marrakech Museum, the “Camel Market” animal market, the Saadian tombs and much more. Get to know a new culture on a city trip and let yourself be impressed by it.
Experience Rabat, the capital of Morocco, on a study trip! Rabat is the seat of the Upper and Lower Houses of Morocco, the seat of the government and the seat of the Moroccan king. This city is the fourth of the so-called royal cities, those cities in which the sultans and kings of Morocco resided alternately over the centuries, so that they could develop into major cities. Admire Rabat’s main attractions and learn about the city’s culture. The fortress Kasbah des Outaia, which houses a small palace (now a museum), a mosque and an enchanting garden, is located on a rock high above the estuary. These beautiful gardens are still called Andalusian gardens today. Enjoy a round trip through the wonderful city of Rabat!
Fès, the oldest royal city in Morocco, offers its guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of the Middle Ages that has hardly changed for half a millennium. Located in the central part of the northern region of Landes, Fez was the capital of Morocco until 1912, is still a royal residence and is considered an important cultural and craft center of the country.
Miles of dream beaches, numerous historical buildings and breathtaking landscapes – that is Casablanca. The megacity in northwest Morocco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. The largest city in the country became famous primarily through the Hollywood film “Casablanca” with Humphrey Bogart as Rick and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa. Due to its location on the Atlantic coast, there is a moderate climate in and around Casablanca with pleasant summer temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. In addition, little rainfall is expected in Casablanca between June and September. Casablanca has the largest and most important airport in Morocco, which is served daily by the largest airlines in the world.
Quarzazate is located around 200 kilometers southeast of Marrakech and is also a very good starting point for trips to the south of Morocco. The city lies on a desert-like plateau in the Presahara. Founded as a garrison town by the French in 1928, Quarzazate is now an important administrative and economic center. The tourist infrastructure is very well developed – there is an international airport here.
Tétouan is a city with about 400,000 inhabitants in the north of Morocco, about 10 km as the crow flies from the Mediterranean coast. Due to its temperate climate, many Moroccans, including the king, are drawn to the region during the summer months. According to the typical Moorish architecture, the buildings are predominantly whitewashed and so Tétouan is nicknamed “The White Dove”. The city was founded by the Romans who built a military settlement called Oppidum Tamuda nearby, the remains of which can still be visited today.
The most important sight in Tétouan: the medina
The ramified medina of Tétouan, the Arab old town, is located within the fortress walls. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The labyrinth of the small alleys with countless shops and workshops invites you to stroll. In the maze of streets and squares, apartments and workplaces are right next to each other. Here visitors can watch the craftsmen doing their traditional activities. A special feature within the medina of Tétouan is the former Jewish quarter, the Mellah. In contrast, in this district, which corresponded to the ghettos in European cities, each profession had its own street.
Other attractions in Tetouan
During a stay in Tétouan, a visit to the city’s archaeological museum is definitely on the sightseeing program. It is one of the most important museums in the country and was opened in 1940. The mosaics of the Roman city of Lixus, the coins and the ceramics shown here are particularly worthwhile. As the capital of the former Spanish protectorate, Tétouan also offers interesting buildings from this colonial era. The most important buildings in the Neo-Moorish style include the Catholic Church Nuestra Señora de la Victoria, the old library and the former casino. Anyone interested in modern art should take a detour to the old Tétouans train station, which houses the Museum of Modern Art.
The boulevard Tarafin, typical of its many jewelry shops, leads to the Royal Palace, which was built in the Arab-Andalusian style.
Tétouan is definitely a travel destination that should be on the sightseeing program of those who are interested in culture in Morocco. The Rif Mountains and the nearby Mediterranean coast also offer a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities.