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  • "The 17th century merchant's house still echoes with the gentle and beautiful atmosphere of the past." - Simpson Travel, Morocco
  • "Many thanks for making our first visit to marrakech a wonderful memory…" - Mark & Kylie, Luxemburg & Australia
  • "We couldn't have chosen a better spot to spend the nights." - Annette & Marianne, NL
  • "This is like a dream come true, it is the most wonderful place I have stayed in and I have traveled the world" - Yvonne and Chris
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is truly a - Dar es Salaam - haven of peace." - Mary & John, UK
  • "Peace and quiet amongst the chaos of this great city" - The Best of Marrakech
  • "Real Moroccan, classy and stylish, this is the way it goes at Dar Les Cigognes in the Medina of Marrakech." - escapio
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a gorgeous refuge." - Red
  • "Dar Les Cigognes a heaven for romance." - the Australien
  • "A wonderful calm oasis in the middle of busy marrakech" - Rachael & Malt
  • "What stands out most about Dar Les Cigognes is the way it feels like an exclusive pleasure." - maroccochic
  • "Simply fantastic!" - Chris, Spain
  • "Most romantic weekend we've ever had!" - Suzanne & Jason
  • "One of the most stylish and comfortable riads in Morocco" - Madame
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a luxurious little jewel" - Maroc, la tradition du luxe
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a masterpiece of luxury in the heart of the city." - Moroccochic
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a unique and extraordinary destination." - Simon, Australia
  • "A riad full of charm that totally breathes the atmosphere of Marrakech" - Jean-Philippe & Nicole
  • "This has been an unforgettable and beautiful experience for all the senses!" - Katja, Finnland
  • "A perfect escape from the European winter." - John & Sue, UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes gets our vote every time." - The Sunday Times
  • "The real luxury of Dar Les Cigognes is the welcome and gentleness of the staff, always ready to cater to your every need" - Luxury Morocco
  • "A luxurious and relaxing refuge" - Elle Spain
  • "Wonderful, peaceful experience, loved every minute of it." - Julia & Rob
  • "A wonderful idea- Dar Les Cigognes" - Only the best, Baden-Baden
  • "The architect has put all his talent to preserve the authenticity of the place of Dar Les Cigognes." - the Best of Marrakech
  • "We will recommend Marrakech and Dar Les Cigognes to everyone we know." - Joanne & Victoria
  • "A modern day 1,001 nights" - Hello!
  • "The heart of the ancient medina is where to stay in Marrakech and Dar Les Cigognes is a gorgeous refuge" - Red
  • "Oriental Pearl- Dar Les Cigognes" - freundin.de
  • "We have loved every minute of our time in Marrakech." - Danielle & David
  • "The hammam treatment made us feel like royalty!" - Lena & Ezak, Florida
  • "Perfectly placed in the medina." - Kuoni
  • "Thank you for making our time in this city so memorable." - Rebecca & William
  • "Experience of the world of 1001 nights in Dar Les Cigognes!"
  • "After climbing up the tiled stairs, is there the paradise waiting." - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "Hidden behind a heavy wooden door with a knocker, there is the hotel-jewel Dar Les Cigognes." - ICON
  • "The staff made our trip like a dream." - Annemarie
  • "1001 nights deluxe - The Sanssouci Collection" - tic.travel
  • "Intoxicate your senses at Dar Les Cigognes" - abenteuer und reisen
  • "Luxurious atmosphere, unique charm and local authenticity." - BOARDING.DK
  • "This was the best place to be." - Jan & Jolanda
  • "An oasis of calm and elegance in the heart of the medina." - Franz, London
  • "With an excellent chef, this is the place to try Moroccan specialties" - The Daily Mail
  • "Excellent stay at this wonderful and quiet place." - Sophie
  • "In Dar Les Cigognes in Marrakech time seems to have stopped." - Chili
  • "The jewel of 1001 nights" - Elle
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the ancient medina is where to stay in Marrakech." - Red
  • "A boutique hotel boasting individually decorated rooms and excellent service" - Eyewitness Guide
  • "romantic Moroccan nights at Dar Les Cigognes" - Daily Mirror
  • "What a wonderful haven" - Lynn
  • "Fab place - throughly enjoyed it!" - Kellie, Ana & Max
  • "Beneficial coolness and tranquility surround the guest upon entry into the world of Dar Les Cigognes" - Elle
  • "The design is so chic and cozy at the same time" - Elle
  • "Beautiful Riad in the Medina of Marrakech with gorgeous rooms and a stunning roof terrace." - abenteuer und reisen
  • "A mustn't miss! " - Abenteuer und reisen
  • "Dar Les Cigognes oozes history, but has been sensitively updated by cult architect Charles Boccara" - In Style
  • "Your riad fulfilled our wildest expectations regarding luxury and hospitality!" - Imgrid & Christer, Sweden
  • "A wonderful honeymoon, made perfect by a beautiful and shining place, and the most fantastic staff." - Mr. & Mrs Balcer
  • "We felt safe, comfortable and very happy in your wonderful hotel." - Charles & Christine, UK
  • "Everything breathes luxury and good taste" - Geo Guide
  • "A lovely, laid-back place." - Richard
  • "This elegant boutique hotel is an oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle." - UrlaubTipp
  • "Here in the stork house time remains to has stood still in the pre-industrial world." - Chili
  • "Thank you for a very restful stay in your beautiful, peaceful Riad." - Wquas & Sodia
  • "The wonderful hotel and staff made our stay in Marrakech complete." - Milay
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the historic medina." - International Inns, Resorts & Spas
  • "Dar Les Cigognes quaint old-town palace in Marrakech." - Escapio
  • "There is a fabulous tranquility" - In Style
  • "This award-winning true boutique Hotel ensuring private and individual experiences in Marrakech." - International Inns, Resort&Spas
  • "Dar Les Cigognes provides a very high level of comfort." - Chic Retreats
  • "The true beauty and many distinct facets of Moorish art come to life in this intimate boutique hotel" - Elle Decor
  • "A fantastically beautiful hotel" - More Than Classic
  • "We loved Dar Les Cigognes and Marrakech." - Annabel, UK
  • "Stylish design of the Riad Dar Les Cigognes, a great luxury in a private intimate ambience." - Der Tagesspiegel
  • "It's hard to beat the exotic appeal of Dar Les Cigognes" - The Daily Mail
  • "We have had the most wonderful time" - Simon & Edward, Australia
  • "The whole team is always at your service, making a stay at Dar Les Cigognes forever memorable" - Traditions of Luxury
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a Jewel!" - guests from NY
  • "Here you can pamper yourself in a relaxed atmosphere and in traditional Moroccan ambience." - BOARDING.DK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small jewel." - Hébergement
  • "This is the best place to be." - Jan & Jolanda, NL
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the old town of Marrakech."" - Guide de Charme
  • "Small luxury hotel that bears the stamp of star architect Charles Boccara." - guide evasion
  • "The luxury hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring Marrakech." - escapio, Einzigartige Hotels
  • "Friendly staff and a warm welcome. Thank you for a wonderful time." - Mr & Mrs Knight
  • "Dar Les Cigognes - it's one of Marrakech best-loved hotel." - Simpson travel
  • "A perfect stay in a perfect riad." - John & Anna, UK
  • "A warm welcome with great service" - Hotels of Charm-Morocco
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has been truly amazing!" - Mr. & Mrs. Rompson
  • "Out in the Medina rages haggle-madness, in the elegant designed riad there is magical peace." - In Style
  • "An inspirational hotel" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Dar Les Cigognes with great traditional home cooking." - Waitrose kitchen
  • "Unique mix of traditions and modernity" - Elle
  • "A stylish sanctuary of peace and calm." - Red
  • "Moving from room to room is traveling, it's going from Black Africa to the desert of Mauritania. " - Couleurs Marrakech
  • "At night, the illuminated marble fountain brings life to the patio" - Couleurs 35 Marrakech
  • "A design temple with sumptuously comfortable interiors" - Condé Nast Traveler
  • "One of the best boutique hotels of the Mediterranean" - Mediterranean Life
  • "We found the true wonder - Dar Les Cigognes" - Carrie & Johnson, USA
  • "A masterpiece in Marrakech - Dar Les Cigognes" - Food and Travel
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a haven removed from the chaos, noise, and hustle of the city" - 50 Unforgettable Things to do Before you Die
  • "Beautiful place!" - Rene
  • "The sunshine was wonderful, but your smiles outdid the sun by far." - Steve & Lynne, UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes stands out with its particularly well-conceived design." - Tablet talk
  • "Welcome to paradise" - Marc
  • "Close to the sky" - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "A charming superior first class riad with the intimacy, service and comfort of a boutique hotel." - Kuoni
  • "Sophisticated elegance and style are the traits of this charming hotel." - Wand0travel.com
  • "A truly 6 Star experience!" - Penny, UK
  • "One of the best riads in Marrakech designed by one of Morocco's best architects." - Chic Retreats
  • "A magical place to stay." - Carel & Steve, UK
  • "An oasis of 1001 nights" - Domizil
  • "Once being a princess" - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "Magic lies above the courtyard with bubbling fountains and golden lanterns, tranquility and beauty embrace the guest." - Icon
  • "We will tell all our friends about the excellent service and quaint oasis that we felt inside there walls." - Ken, USA
  • "An oasis of Moroccan chic" - You and Your Wedding
  • "Will allow you to feel like a Pasha on your vacation." - Escapio
  • "The decor is amazing, truly magical, especially in the evening, by candlelight." - Clara, Prenatal & Rudy
  • "Highlight of Marrakech -Dar Les Cigognes"" - In Style
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- authentic flavour of Morocco" - Guide de Charme
  • "It's beautiful!" - Philip & Hannah
  • "The plant filled rooftop of this designer riad is the perfect spot to catch a few, last fleeting rays of sunshine of the year." - Red
  • "Very kind and helpful staff." - Lesley & John
  • "If we are ever in Marrakech again we will certainly be staying here." - Equals & Sod ia, UK
  • "Our visit could not has been better." - Kiersten & Alexandria
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has been designed so as to make guests feel at home" - Bales Worldwide
  • "A charming riad that is a convenient and quiet oasis from which to explore the city" - House and Garden
  • "You have a lovely place and your staff is the best!" - Keirsten & Alexandria
  • "Exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay furnishings contrast crisp white sheets and lush green walls" - Home Journal
  • "Stay at Dar Les Cigognes for a boutique-style rest in the exhilarating city of Marrakech." - greenprophet.com
  • "A luxury riad done in a traditional but modern style" - The Rough Guide
  • "The food was amazing and the hamman a real experience!" - Caroline & Jan, UK
  • "At Dar Les Cigognes you don't need a superstars bank balance to live the life of the blessed" - Mediterranean Life
  • "The Riad Dar Les Cigognes is a small city palace." - sierramar.ch
  • "A peaceful ambience that is immediately apparent" - Hedonist's Guide
  • "The attention to detail throughout is excellent." - Société perrier
  • "What an amazing place the riad is." - Anne
  • "The most spectacular roof terraces of the city" - Elle
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is one of the best hotel by far." - youandyourwe
  • "Anything that was good enough for the sultans, are bound to be good enough for us." - B International
  • "This is probably the most calm and relaxing guest house in the city" - Amanda, UK
  • "…the city's hotshot riad converter." - The Sunday Times
  • "A charming place in a beautiful city." - Jorge, Madrid
  • "Unusually stunning -. Business Traveler
  • "a fabulous haven" - Area
  • "Dar Les Cigognes kitchen is one of the best in the city" - The Times
  • "Dar Les Cigognes shortlisted for Best Boutique Hotel in Africa by the World Travel Market One of the 49 Coolest Hotels in the world" - Cool Hotels
  • "The luxury hotel Dar Les Cigognes" - Reise aktuell
  • "We have magical memories to take home." - Richmond & Sue, UK
  • "Paradise for aficionados" - Smokers Club
  • "Service is just the start. Every detail counts" - The Independent
  • "The way how the stars like it" - In
  • "Renovated by legendary French architect Charles Boccara." - BAZAAR
  • "Part careful restoration, part Saharan fantasy is wonderfully well-located" - Cadogan Guide
  • "Dar Les Cigognes - perfectly to feel like a princess from 1001 nights." - In
  • "An enchanting beautiful, intimate boutique hotel." - Icon
  • "A truly wonderful place to stay on our first visit to Morocco." - Kate & Mark, UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is very relaxing and calm after the hectic, vibrant city outside it's walls." - Karl
  • "A delightful and well-run medina riad hotel" - Privat Dining
  • "Too good to be true: Dar Les Cigognes' plush interiors belie the hotel's friendly room rates" - Mediterranean Life
  • "Anyone interested in Moroccan design will find it difficult to drag themselves away" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small luxury hotel in the heart of the famous medina" - Western Daily Press
  • "A very lovely and enchanting Riad." - Clare & Michael
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a 17th-century merchant's townhouse that has been converted into a bijou 11-room hotel in Marrakesh-trés chic" - The Times of London
  • "I hope I'll come back soon. Thanks for the unforgettable holiday" - Sanne
  • "A super riad in the heart of bustling city" - Simon & Heidi
  • "Relaxing holidays in style should all start from a place like this." - moroccochic
  • "Your Riad fulfilled our wildest expectations regarding luxury and hospitality." - Imgrid & Christer
  • "Such attention to detail and so peaceful" - Sally & Philipe, France
  • "Marrakech- so full of life and colour. A perfect moment in time at Dar Les Cigognes." - John & Caroline, UK
  • "In Dar Les Cigognes you relax royally." - SPA inside
  • "This is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay." - Andi, UK
  • "Voluptuously orientalist" - Couleurs Marrakech
  • "This bijou hotel is convenient for all the sites" - the chiccollection
  • "After a minute I'd forgotten my cares." - Catherine
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is offering everything for the senses." - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a stunning example of what the riads have to offer" - Prestige Lifestyle
  • "Privacy is queen here apart from the stories of long journeys of the storks from the terraces" - AM Architecture du maroc
  • "Perfectly placed in the medina- Dar Les Cigognes" - Kuoni
  • "An elegant and luxurious refuge" - Elle Decor
  • "…such attention to detail and so peaceful!" - Sally, Phillippe & Franc
  • "We will come back with all our friends to show them this special place." - Diana
  • "A charming riad that is a convenient and quiet oasis from which to explore the city" - House and Garden.
  • "Excellent taste and florid imagination have brought this beautiful hotel to life" - Architecture du Maroc
  • "The dream of 1001 nights - Dar Les Cigognes"
  • "Skillfully and sensitively restored." - architecture+
  • "Oasis of calm-Dar Les Cigognes" - new metropolis
  • "A wellness temple" - In
  • "Nid des Cigognes is a hidden gem" - Hg2
  • "Excellent service, wonderful staff, made us feel at home." - M. To ulan
  • "It's a beautiful person's natural habitat" - medlife
  • "A little jewel of a hotel in the heart of historic Marrakech" - Gulliver
  • "A great team of friendly staff make you feel welcome from the first moment you step into the hotel." - Irish Daily Mail
  • "We would recommend this riad to anyone visiting Marrakech." - Society
  • "Each guest's request is satisfied before you have expressed it." - Tourbillon
  • "Dar Lees Chiggers is like paradise on earth." - Martin, Germany
  • "Marrakech is a treasure trove of boutique hotels and romantic riads, but one of the best by far is Dar Les Cigognes" - You and Your Wedding
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is something special" - Gabriele & Oliver
  • "Moorish magic- Dar Les Cigognes." - In
  • "An ideal starting point for discoveries through Marrakech." - reisemagazin.com
  • "Thank you for a wonderful, memorable trip." - Joulyn Wong
  • "You will find the beauty of a riad's private world." - Time Out
  • "A gem in Marrakech with all the ingredients to appeal to those in search of pampering and privacy" - Portfolio
  • "The jewel from 1001 nights" - Reise aktuell
  • "Beautiful boutique hotel smack in the middle of the medina" - Daily Express
  • "Furnished with locally sourced carpets, tapestries, furniture and decorative items, it's an oasis of calm." - Harper's Bazaar
  • "We pushed the door and it was magical!" - Monique & Peric
  • "Multilingual staff are meticulous and attend quickly to guests every request." - maroccochic
  • "A true oasis of luxury and calm" - VIP International Traveler
  • "We will return ""Inch Allah"" soon." - Francine, LA
  • "The entry never indicates to the richness of the interior of Dar Les Cigognes." - Marrakech Express
  • "One of the oldest and most elegant riad hotels in Marrakech" - reisemagazin.com
  • "is characterized by luxurious but unostentatious accommodations" - New Hotels
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a stunning example of what the riads have to offer." - icsouthlondon.co.uk
  • "A sanctuary from the vibrant bustle of Marrakech's streets." - AREA
  • "After traveling throughout the country, it was absolutely fantastic to end up our trip staying at Dar Les Cigognes." - Jesus, Mexico
  • "A bon ton riad and veritable hotel du charme" - Maisons du Maroc
  • "Beautiful Riad, helpful and friendly staff" - Charlotte & Sean
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is beautifully modern whilst staying true to a traditional cultural aesthetic." - AREA
  • "Architecture that awakens the soul" - Architecture +
  • "An oasis of luxury and calm" - Red
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a rare treasure!" - Christopher
  • "Who would believe that behind that door in such a hectic street lies such a wonderfully calm and beautiful place." - Helen & Neil, UK
  • "Thank you for such a wonderful and relaxing time." - Richard & Sue, UK
  • "This place is like a dream." - Marlene & Carl
  • "The dark wood and creamy stone of Dar Les Cigognes illuminated with scores of candles are a picture of romance." - The Sunday Times
  • "A fabulously stylish hotel" - The Daily Telegraph
  • "The intricate attention to detail is stunning" - The Evening Standard
  • "Sublimely chic" - Time Out
  • "We have visited many hotels but Dar Les Cigognes was a miracle." - Chris & Willy
  • "The riad has such a relaxing and serene ambiance." - Yolanda, Australia
  • "Behind the blank walls lies a world of tranquility" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "The Riad is beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough!" - Joanne & Vicoria, UK
  • "... the entrance to paradise at Dar Les Cigognes." - Gaby
  • "Secret Celebrity Hideaways" - Travel + Leisure
  • "An eye catching interior" - Fodor's
  • "Visitors to Marrakech are spoilt for choice. Dar Les Cigognes is one of the best" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is known for the best personal service." - Tourbillon
  • "Dar Les Cigognes captures the genius of Moorish civilization" - Asiana Wedding
  • "Spend a magical weekend in Marrakech at Dar Les Cigognes" - Living etc
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has rooms full of charm and character" - Guide de Charme
  • "Dar Les Cigognes still oozes history, but has been sensitively updated by cult Morocco architect Charles Boccara." - In Style
  • "But the real luxury of Dar Les Cigognes is the hospitality and friendliness of staff." - Maroc, la Tradition du Luxe
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- unforgettable" - Luxueux Maroc
  • "We will definitely have to return again." - Amanda & Kristen
  • "It`s a peaceful respite from the hectic, chaotic life which is just a step away" - John & Co. UK
  • "In the heart of the medina of Marrakech, Dar Les Cigognes." - Elle
  • "The Sanssouci Collection attracts discerning gourmets and globetrotters into the enchanting city." - BOARDING.DK
  • "Escape on a magic carpet to Marrakech and escape to Marrakech's finest new hotel" - Western Daily Press
  • "The storks create the perfect harmony at rooftop level" - Chantal
  • "Exceptional attention to detail and professional staff" - Sean
  • "Enjoy a luxurious treatment by Dar Les Cigognes." - Red
  • "The architecture is amazing" - Tatler
  • "Moorish through and through, Dar Les Cigognes is the perfect wind-down spot following a hard day's bargaining in the souk." - medlife
  • "Everyone and everything here were amazing." - Marcella & Stefano
  • "Thank you for the impeccable service." - Jennifer & Particio
  • "Talk about an other world - to step the excitement city into the calm of the riad." - Lynn & Dave, UK
  • "A chic boutique hotel with a quaint Moorish charm" - B International
  • "Thank you for a most wonderful stay in your beautiful riad." - David & Helen, UK
  • "Anyone interested in Morocco will find it difficult to drag themselves away" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Fairytale Wedding in boutique hotel Dar Les Cigognes" - honeymoontip
  • "Dar Les Cigognes an oasis of luxury and calm." - Time out Marocco
  • "The style oasis of Dar Les Cigognes is located in the Medina" - Seitenblicke
  • "We have traveled to many parts of the world and this is one of the friendliest hotels ever!" - Dave & Mary, UK
  • "A hotel that hardly could be more intimate and stylish." - freundin.de
  • "The intimate atmosphere of the hammam should not be missed" - Gulliver
  • "Wins our vote every time" - The Sunday Times
  • "One of the oldest and most elegant Riad hotels in Marrakech." - reisemagazin.com
  • "We loved our experience in Marrakech, especially our time at Dar Les Cigognes." - Lera & Ezak
  • "Silence and beauty surrounds the guest." - Der Tagesspiegel
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small jewel highlighting the multiple facets of Moorish art" - Michelin Guide
  • "What a charming hood in the best part of town" - Sam, UK
  • "I will miss this place and I hope I will come back." - Jasmin
  • "Should be a place to see, feel and to enjoy." - Sabine
  • "A true idyll amongst the chaos" - Richard & Louise
  • "We will come here over and over again to the riad of dreams" - Pam, UK
  • "Each room tells a different story full of oriental charm and romance." - Elle
  • "Thank you very much for looking after us so well." - Richard
  • "Enjoy the fantastic food" - Privat Dining
  • "A riad to be recommended." - Sue & Keitti
  • "Today this small oasis is considered as one of the most beautiful hotels in the world." - In
  • "On the rooftop is a view across to the Atlas" - Daily Express
  • "with its design it reflects the traditional Morocco" - Urlaub Tipp
  • "Master craftsmanship steered by the incomparable Charles Boccara. A true Oasis of Calm in Marrakech" - Architecture +
  • "Georgeous refuge from the medina" - Red
  • "A roof terrace with magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains." - House & Garden
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- the perfect apres-shopping retreat." - Red
  • "The exclusive clientele make this the perfect haven after a busy day in the souks." - B International
  • "Chic as chips" - medlife
  • "Stylish living- Dar Les Cigognes." - URLAUB TIPP
  • "A beautiful retreat in the heart of wonderful Marrakech." - Elli, Naomi & Nix, UK
  • "The Dar Les Cigognes pampers its guests with plenty of rest." - Chili
  • "Morocco is a world of interiors. Marrakech has some of the most beautiful in the world, and Dar Les Cigognes is one of them" - The Mail on Sunday
  • "Greets from the world of 1001 nights." - honeymoontip
  • "A luxury refuge" - Reise Aktuell
  • "What an astonishing oasis of tranquility in the chaos of surrounding Marrakech!" - Nui Midonald
  • "One can only be blown away by the sumptuous tadelakt and ornate carved plaster" - Luxury Morocco
  • "11 rooms that take you on a ostentatious journey through Morocco." - Guide Evasion
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Morocco is a land of a thousand contrasts

A nation of incredible natural beauty, great creativity, and rich cultural history

Morocco, the land of the setting sun, is the Westernmost nation of Africa and of the Islamic World. Morocco is the Northwest corner of the African continent. Bounded to the East by three mountain ranges and the edges of the Sahara dessert, to the West by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by the Mediterranean, and to the South by the desert, Morocco is blessed by fertile plains and oasis valleys. Marrakech is two hours inland from the coast, and 45 minutes North of the High Atlas Mountains, the tallest in North Africa.

With an incredibly rich continuous history, Morocco has seen the arrival of the Phoenicians and the Jews, the Romans and Visigoths, the Arabs, and finally those who came (Jews and Arabs) following the "Reconquista" of Spain. Even the Berbers, 70% of the population today, are thought to have originally come from Europe. This history is evident in the skin colour of the Moroccans, which ranges from darkest black to palest white.

Today, Morocco is a modern, open, and tolerant society. The government is a constitutional Monarchy. The Royal Family are the Alaouites, and are distinguished for being the oldest monarchical family in the world still on the throne. While many dynasties preceded them, the Alaouites have ruled Morocco for nearly 500 years.

Islam is the principal religion, with 98% of the population. There are, however, important communities of Christians and Jews, particularly in Casablanca, but also scattered across Morocco. The King is the leader of the faithful in Morocco and plays an important role in the spiritual and political life of the nation.

Morocco welcomes visitors with open arms, and you needn't look far to find the warmth and welcome of the people. Whimsical and creative, Moroccans are always ready to share their ancient culture with you, and always with a smile.

There are a great many "worth the trip" sites and places to go all over Morocco, and we would be delighted to help you plan your visit, organize a car and driver or other transport, guides, other hotels, and to give you tips and suggestions along the way. Some ideas might include:

Marrakech

Essaouira

Agadir

Ouarzazate

Zagora

Fes

Meknes

Casablanca

Tangiers

Tetouan

Oujda

Calendar of Festivals

These are some of the events that take place throughout the year in Morocco. For a more complete list, consult the website indicated below:

For a full listing of cultural events in Morocco, please visit: Moroccan Tourism.

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