Exploring the Ancient and Sacred Sites of Morocco

Exploring the Ancient and Sacred Sites of Morocco

Meknes : Morocco | Jul 30, 2010 at 3:14 AM PDT
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IN today's modern era, Morocco has been known as a paradise for adventurers who want to escape from the routine, artist, or the seeker of enlightenment alive. This city is a great place to do it all for a variety of sacred and ancient buildings which became a World Heritage Site can be found here.

Here are six UCI and the ancient sites that you can explore when on vacation in Morocco:

1. Historic City of Meknes

Morocco Meknes in the north and once the capital of Morocco in 1672-1727. Long before 117 AD, the town was never occupied by the Roman Empire.

If visiting Meknes mean you have to see the large gates of El-Mansour who takes five years to complete. Gate which was completed in 1732 using a mosaic and marble columns from the ruins of the Roman city Volbilis.

2. Fes el Bali

In between these two in the Fes medina, Fes el Bali, or â € ~ Fes medina Lamaâ € ™ is the largest in the world and is also believed to be the largest pedestrian area in the world (based on total population).

Medina itself is a different part of town that are common in many North African cities. Medina was built by the Arabs around the 9th century, usually surrounded by walls and contains a labyrinth of narrow lots. The word 'medina' itself simply means â € ~ kota.â € ™

Medina or part of the medieval city of Fez, this includes more than 13,000 historic buildings and monuments, including palaces, residences, mosques, fountains, madrasas and fondouks originating from the 13th century and 14th.

3. Volubilis Archeological Site

At the height of the Roman Empire through the conquest of North Africa, Volubilis was founded on the Carthaginian settlement, about a third century.

Volubilis city serves as the postal administration of most western Romans in north Africa. Once abandoned by the Romans, the city was hit by earthquakes in the late fourth century and in the 1700s. Only in the early 1900s, the French rediscovered remnants Volubilis.

4th. Marrakesh

When visiting Marrakesh, you will find a large Moroccan architecture, the largest traditional market, and the best place to find original arts and crafts of Morocco.

In Marrakesh, you will see the food stalls and street entertainers flooded with entertainment and culture of Morocco, ranging from storytelling, musicians, dancers and acrobats. Marrakech holding buildings, architecture and monuments oldest first built in 1070.

5. Ksar of Ait Benhaddou

Of the fortified city or Ksar Ait Benhaddou never became a city stops along the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech, Ouarzazate River right near.

Inside the fort, Ait Benhaddou offers some fascinating examples of the old fort where wealthy families live. Ait Benhaddou is also a very popular filming location, are included in the repertoire of Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (in 2000) and Alexander (2004).

6. Essaouira

Essaouira is one of the most important tourist city in Morocco with a number of hotels and beach resorts are ready to serve tourists who come to relax on the beach or doing activities Kitesurfing and windsurfing.

In the past, Essaouira is a location that is often visited because of its proximity to the Atlantic and European trade routes. Essaouira is recognized as a perfect example of the fortress city of the 18th century.

In the old part of Essaouira, you will find arts and crafts of Morocco, Essaouira but specialization lies in its carved wooden souvenirs

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