1 Hassan Mosque, Rabat

Never completed, the minaret of this Almohad mosque is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.

2 Chellah, Rabat

As beautiful a ruin as you could imagine, with Roman remains and royal tombs from the Merenids.

3 Colonial architecture, Casablanca

Downtown Casa is a living monument to French 1930s Art Deco styles.

4 Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Second in size only to Mecca, Hassan II’s great mosque can (unusually for Morocco) be visited by non-Muslims.

5 Cité Portugaise, El Jadida

Walk round the ramparts of this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, and check out the cistern where Orson Welles filmed Othello.

6 Oualidia oysters

North Africa’s finest, best eaten fresh at one of this friendly coastal town’s lagoonside restaurants.

7 Essaouira

Morocco’s most relaxed seaside town, with a Medina that’s easy to explore and a wide bay perfect for kite- and windsurfers.

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