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A spate of celebrity weddings and the recent honeymoon of actor George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, have put Marrakesh firmly on the map as a romantic destination. However, Morocco offers much more than just the city of Marrakesh for honeymooners. There are plenty of locations and destinations which will encourage your romantic side and create hundreds of joint memories for the happy couple!

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Hand-drawn illustration of Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco

For over 1200 years, the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque (or al-Karaouine) has been one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim World. With a history dating back to the 9th century, this mosque and university have been the selected congregation space for various Muslim saints and scholars throughout the centuries.

Today, the university continues to function as an excellent school of religious and physical sciences, and the mosque is considered Morocco’s holiest place, governing the time of all Islamic festivals across the country. On your next visit to Fez, make sure you head into its old town and take your time discovering this magnificent treasure chest of history that has much more to it than meets the eye. Continue reading…

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Honeymoon in Morocco

You’re getting ready to tie the knot but are still torn on where you should spend your honeymoon. A beach in Tahiti? A cabin in the remote woods of Canada? Hiking the Camino de Santiago? Why not pick a destination that can deliver everything? Where you’re asking. Morocco is an excellent destination anytime of year to enjoy countless new experiences and bask in the honeymoon glow.

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Morocco Jewish Museum

Morocco’s rich Jewish heritage is a unique piece of history that is unknown to most travelers – and that in itself is reason enough to explore it on your next holiday to this exotic country. Although Jews historically lived in mellahs (or Jewish Quarters) in a number of Moroccan cities, including Fez and Marrakech, a majority of the Jewish population in Morocco today resides in Casablanca today. It is here that you will be able to find a thriving Jewish community along with a host of relevant monuments, communal spaces, kosher restaurants, cemeteries, shrines, and museums. One of the most impressive sights is the Museum of Moroccan Judaism (Musée du Judaisme Marocain) and often simply called the Moroccan Jewish Museum, a one-of-a-kind history and ethnography institute dedicated to past, present, and even future life of Jewish life in Morocco. Continue reading…

Berber Jewish Men

Many visitors to Morocco are surprised to learn of the country’s cultural diversity. Although today a majority Arab Muslim country, Morocco has a significant Jewish past (and present) as well as indigenous Amazigh (also known as Berber) population who pre-date the Arab immigration.

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