This month we are going to take you on a visual tour of the Kingdom of Morocco, a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, with a land border with Algeria to the east and Western Sahara to the south. The capital of Morocco is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca. Morocco spans over an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) and has a population of over 36 million people. The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber but French, English, and Spanish are spoken widely in this country too.
Islam is the dominant religion of this country which makes it a perfect spot for conscious Muslims who share a thirst for traveling and exploration while staying within the boundaries of piety.
So, we are going to share a few locations that Muslim travelers might find as a lucrative reason to get a plane ticket to Morocco to find out about the culture, customs, and lovely natives of this heavenly piece of land.
Musée de Marrakech
The Marrakech Museum is an art museum located in the old center of Marrakesh, Morocco. It is enveloped in the Dar Menebhi Palace which was constructed by Mehdi Menebhi in the 19th century. The museum houses Moorish architectural designs, fountains in the central courtyard, traditional seating areas, a hammam, and intricate tilework and carvings. The museum holds exhibits of both modern and traditional Moroccan art together and is replete with historical books, coins, and pottery of Berber, Moroccan Jewish, and Islamic cultures. Do visit this fine place if you ever go to Morocco.
Ouzoud (Berber language: “grinding grains”) Falls is a conjugate term used for a family of waters that fall in the El-Abid River gorge. This popular tourist destination is located near the Moyen Atlas village in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, Morocco. It is the most visited site of the region with lush green valleys, mills, orchards, olive trees, and an amazing circuit of the gorges of the El Abid River. A place to not be missed if you ever set foot in Morocco.
Blue streets of Chefchaouen
In this stunning mountain outpost in Northeastern Morocco, nearly all of the homes are painted various dusty and ancient shades of blue. One theory says that it was painted blue to keep the mosquitoes away, another suggests that it was painted by Jews who took refuge from Hitler and painted it blue to represent the blue sky, peace, calm and spirituality. The natives of Chefchaouen believe that one color represents unity and integrity. Well, only one way for you to find out for sure. Go and visit this beautiful place and don't forget to tag us @TheWudhuSocks when you go!
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