World Heritage Sites in Morocco

Morocco, a well-known country of North Africa, has several of attractions for travelers from all over the world. The sightseeing places include several World Heritage Sites in Morocco. UNESCO has declared various places of Morocco as heritage sties. So, while you take a trip to Morocco, you can visit the various World Heritage Sites in Morocco.

Aït Benhaddou- Of all World Heritage Sites in Morocco, Aït Benhaddou is the most famous one. It is described as the ‘fortified city’ and known as ksar all along the caravan route in between the Sahara and Marrakech. This site is located in the Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill down the Ouarzazate River. It boasts of some stunning examples of Kasbahs. The old houses, monuments, and various mosques are dotted all along this place.

El Jadida- El Jadida is another famous among the World Heritage Sites in Morocco. It is a port city that is situated on the Atlantic coast of Morocco of the El Jadida province. This place owns a population of more than 144,440. This is the port for Marrakech that is located just 110 miles away to the south. From the stunning sea, El Jadida holds an un-Moorish form; however it has enormous Portuguese walls of hand-hewn stone.

Essaouira- Essaouira is a beautiful city and tourist destination of western Morocco along the Atlantic coast. The Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is considered to be the fortified town of 18th century. The fishing harbor is an attractive place for the anglers. Moroccan Tourism is growing due to its increasing importance of world heritage sites and Essaouira plays a considerably important role in it. Among with various antique hotels, you can see a number of contemporary purpose-built hotels situated along the beach.

Fes el Bali, another of the famous World Heritage Sites in Morocco, is the oldest and walled part of Fes. This town was established by the Idrisid Idris II. Fes el Bali is the larger one between the two medinas of Fes. This is regarded as the largest urban area for its population.

World Heritage Sites in Morocco also include Fes or Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Tetouan and Volubilis.