Historic sites in Morocco

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Morocco and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Morocco and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Morocco you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Morocco, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

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Citadel of Ait Ben-Haddou

The Citadel of Ait Ben-Haddou in the southern Moroccan town of Ouarzazate is a stunning example of North African pise clay architecture and dates back a thousand years.

The Citadel of Ait Ben-Haddou in the southern Moroccan town of Ouarzazate is a stunning example of North African pise clay architecture and dates back hundreds of years. Ouarzazate on the southern slopes of the High Atlas is known as ‘Morocco’s Hollywood’ for very good reason. Long before it became a... Read More

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El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace was an opulent sixteenth century palace of the Saadi Dynasty destroyed by Moulay Ismail.

El Badi Palace was once the magnificent royal palace of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadi Dynasty. Having taken twenty five years to build, El Badi Palace was a lavish, grand sixteenth century complex of buildings with over 350 rooms, courtyards, gardens and a large pool. Yet, today there is... Read More

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Game of Thrones viewers will know Essaouira better as Astapor, the southernmost of the three city-states of Slaver’s Bay but this is a true-to-life city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast whose history goes back over 2,500 years.

The Moroccan city formerly known as Mogador (after the Muslim saint Sidi Mogdoul who was buried there in the Middle Ages) has a rich and vibrant history dating back two and a half millennia. Pronounced 'essa-weera’, the Atlantic coastal city of Essaouira is full of narrow alleys and the pungent... Read More

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Hassan Tower

The Hassan Tower in Rabat is a twelfth century minaret of an incomplete grand mosque.

The Hassan Tower, also known as “Tour Hassan” in Rabat, Morocco, is a grand reminder of a mosque that was never completed. The Hassan Tower is actually a 140-foot red stone minaret built during the reign of Yacoub El Mansour, a sultan of the Almohad Dynasty who ruled from 1184... Read More

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Mausoleum of Mohammed V

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is the final resting place of Morocco’s former sultan and his two sons.

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat is the grand tomb of one of Morocco’s kings and his two sons. Mohammed V was the sultan of Morocco for two periods - 1927 to 1953 and 1957 to 1961. In between these times he was exiled (1953-55), although he is now... Read More

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Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail

The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is the elaborate tomb of an infamous sultan of Morocco.

The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes is the final resting place of one of Morocco’s most notorious sultans. Moulay Ismail was a member of the Alaouite Dynasty and the ruler of the country from 1672 to 1727. In his time as sultan, Moulay Ismail gained a reputation for ruthlessness, earned... Read More

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Known as the 'door to the desert', Ouarzazate is a small town in the High Atlas mountains of south-central Morocco and was used as the port of Pentos, one of the Free Cities in Game of Thrones.

Ouarzazate (pronounced ‘war-za-zat’) is a Berber phrase meaning ‘without noise’ or ‘without confusion’ and it’s most famous for the location of the Kasbah-town of Aït Ben-Haddou, one of the world’s finest examples of North African pisé clay architecture dating back a thousand years. Linking ancient Sudan with Marrakech, the town was... Read More

Telouet Kasbah

Telouet Kasbah is a fortress in Morocco and former seat of the powerful El Glaoui family.

Telouet Kasbah in Morocco is the former seat of the powerful El Glaoui family, who effectively ruled much of the surrounding area in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The remains of this fortress, which lies on the old caravan route over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, can still be... Read More

The Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh house the remains of many members of the Saadi Dynasty.

The Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh are the final resting places of the around sixty of the rulers and members of the Saadi Dynasty including Sultan Ahmed El Mansour (the sixth sultan of the dynasty) and his family. This dynasty ruled the region from the mid-sixteenth to the late seventeenth century... Read More

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Volubilis near Meknes in Morocco was an Ancient Roman city developed in the first century BC.

Volubilis in Morocco is a UNESCO-listed ancient Roman site housing extensive ruins dating back to the first century BC. Already a thriving town, the Romans developed Volubilis from approximately 25 BC, during the reign of Juba II, a Berber prince appointed as the ruler of the region by the Emperor Augustus.... Read More