Morocco may be a short hop, skip and a jump across the Med from Europe but it feels like another world. Salesmen flaunting their wares in the souks, robed figures rushing to prayer and ancient palaces decked with dazzling tiles—it’s easy to fall under its spell.
Marrakech, on the cusp of both desert and mountain, offers old-world glamour and an enthralling sense of adventure. Casablanca, lapped by the Atlantic, is a thoroughly modern metropolis with a special affinity for art deco. And at the northernmost tip of the country is the eccentric cliffside city of Tangier, where many a writer and artist have pitched up and sought inspiration over the years.
Here to help you sift through the noise, this is Monocle’s rundown of the best that Morocco has to offer.
About the Publication
As Monocle’s editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find yet unmissable spot. That information is made available in a line-up of titles that speaks to you in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night hidden gems to early-morning markets. These are books that go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure you get the best out of a city—no matter how short your stay.
About the Publisher
gestalten continues to actively reimagine how it approaches publishing and wishes to inform and inspire its community and, in turn, be inspired by it. With its extensive range of titles, gestalten not only seeks to enhance and enrich its readers’ lives but to also continually engage with the surrounding creative landscape.