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