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