The architectural route:
A crossing of the country to meet the riches of the Moroccan heritage. From north to south, from east to west, the exciting history of the Kingdom is written in every stone.
Casablanca: The imprint of the 20th century
On the Atlantic coast, Casablanca is the showcase for the best in architecture from the 1920s. Many Art Deco buildings are located on Boulevard Mohammed V and in the old European district of Mers Sultan. However, in stark contrast, Casablanca knows how to stay at the forefront of modern architecture, notably with the “Twin Center”, housing offices, an hotel and a multi-storey high-rise shopping centre. More modern architecture has been built on the seafront where three different malls are located - Morocco Mall, Marina Mall and Anfa Place.
Hispano-Moorish style in Tetouan:
At the edge of the Mediterranean, in the heart of the medina of Tetouan, discover the multi-storey buildings of the colonial district of El Ensanche. The medina is full of these houses decorated with wrought iron in the European style. This is also a characteristic that is found around Chefchaouen.
Muslim influence in Fez:
Further south, Fez. Here, the medina and its innumerable treasures are classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO: doors, fountains, palaces, mosques, caravanserais, madrassas (Koranic schools). Zelliges, stuccoes, woodwork deeply mark the city as in an open-air museum.
Berber tradition in the far south:
Discover the valleys of the Great South and the wonders of the Berber tradition. This is expressed architecturally through a multitude of Kasbahs, citadels built of adobe; Ksars, fortified villages; and agadirs (collective granaries). The greatest concentration is in the Dades valley also nicknamed the "valley of 1000 Kasbahs".
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