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. Whichever city you choose – though The Monocle Team recommend all three, of course – you’ll be charmed like a snake on Jemaa El Fna in no time. And to help you sift through the noise, here’s their rundown of the best that Morocco has to offer. Marhaba!
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Features: 146 pages, hard cover Published by: Gestalten Printed in: Germany Dimensions: 14cm x 22cm x 1.3cm (5.5in x 8.3in x 0.5in)
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In 2007, Monocle magazine was launched to provide a briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. They believed that there was a globally minded audience of readers who were hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders. Today, Monocle is published 10 times a year out of their London HQ at Midori House; they now sell more than 80,000 copies per issue and have 24,000 subscribers and growing.
They also have a series of travel guides that cover more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Mexico City.