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Ait Benhaddou

 

Ait Benhaddou

This World Heritage site is featured in many major films, advertisements, and posters. Once it and its four-square Kasbahs were a principal stop on the routes across the High Atlas mountains of eastern Morocco. Now its battlement ornamented walls are a main stop on the route to Quarzazate and the Dades Valley of Roses.


Hassan II Grand Mosque
Casablanca

This is the largest mosque in Morroco and the 7th largest mosque in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 689ft. and can be seen from 100 miles out to sea.

The mosque stands on a promontory and extends out over the Atlantic Ocean. 105,000 worshippers can gather for prayer at the mosque simultaneously.

Grand Mosque

Main Hall

The Interior of the Grand Mosque of Hassan II

The mosque was constructed in 7 years by builders, artists, and craftsmen many of whom worked around the clock. Moroccan artisans worked to create the mosaics, stone and marble floors and columns, sculpted plaster moldings, and carved and painted wood ceilings.

One of two mosques in Morocco that are open to the public, tours are available in a number of languages.


Palace of King Mohammed VI

HM King Mohammed VI is the King of Morocco. As such he has a palace in a number of the cities of Morocco. As he travels about the country he goes from palace to palace with his entourage.

The king is married and the father of two young children. During his reign he has overseen a number of reforms and worked hard in international relations.

Hussein Palace

Tagines


The Souk of Marraqesh

Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market or souk in Morocco. Also it has one of the busiest squares in the world, Djemaa el Fna

The market wraps around the square and sells anything you can imagine.

At night the area becomes a gigantic social area of entertainments, open-air restaurants, and cafes.

Silk

Cooking pots called Tagines Silk Thread Spools
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