Morocco desert tours from marrakech - About Morocco
Morocco is one of the most visited countries in the world, for many good reasons, and one of them; patrimony expressed through the architecture, literature, music, food, religion & language and the climate.
Morocco architecture tour
The native Berber people and a succession of external raiders as well as religious and cultural impacts have molded Morocco's architectural elegances. The structural design can range from sumptuous with daring with colors to modest, clean lines with earth tenors.
Inspirations from the Arab world, Spain, Portugal and France are perceived in Moroccan architecture, both on their own and blended with Berber and Islamic styles. Amongst the structures, and old Kasbah ramparts, sit French style-towns left behind by annexation and interconnect with complicatedly detailed mosques and riad-style homes. Glossy, modern designs are being constructed in cities like Rabat and Casablanca that give no particular deference to any of the past Moroccan architecture styles.
Morocco private literature tour:
Moroccan words is written in Arabic, Berber and French. Under the Almohad reign Morocco lived a period of opulence and brilliance of learning. The Almohad constructed the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh, which lodged no fewer than 25,000 folks, but was also well-known for its books, manuscripts, archives and book shops, which gave it its name; the first book bazaar in history. The Almohad Caliph Abu Yakub had a great love for collecting books. He created a great library, which was ultimately carried to the Casbah and turned into a public library.
Moroccan music is of Arabic, Berber and sub-Saharan heritages. Rock-influenced chaabi bands are extensive, as is spell music with ancient origins in Islamic music. Morocco is home to Andalusian classical music that is originated throughout North Africa. It probably progressed under the Heaths in Cordoba, and the Persian-born musician Ziryab is typically attributed with its creation. A genre known as Modern Andalusian Music and art is the invention of Morisco visual artist/composer/oudist Tarik Banzi, creator of the Al-Andalus Ensemble. Chaabi ("popular") is a music containing of many variations which are descended from the diverse forms of Moroccan folk music. Chaabi was initially performed in markets, but is now found at any celebration or meeting. A group of Jilala musicians in 1900. Aita is a Bedouin musical style sung in the countryside. Popular Western forms of music are becoming increasingly popular in Morocco, such as fusion, rock, and country, metal and, in particular, hip hop. Morocco participated in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, where it finished in the penultimate position.
Moroccan cooking is reflected as one of the most varied cuisines in the world. This is an outcome of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is mostly a combination of Moorish, European and Mediterranean cuisines. The Moroccan cuisine is fundamentally Berber cuisine. It is also influenced by Sephardic cuisine and by the Moriscos when they seized sanctuary in Morocco after the Spanish Reconquista.
Spices are used extensively in Moroccan cuisine. While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many ingredients such as saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez, are home-grown. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat in Morocco. The most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco is beef; lamb is preferred but is relatively expensive. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, the old national delicacy.
Beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a Tagine with vegetables or legumes. Chicken is also very commonly used in Tagines, knowing that one of the most famous tagine is the Tagine of Chicken, potatoes and olives. Lamb is also consumed, but as North African sheep breeds store most of their fat in their tails, Moroccan lamb does not have the pungent flavour that Western lamb and mutton have. Poultry is also very common, and the use of seafood is increasing in Moroccan food. In addition, there are dried salted meats and salted preserved meats such as kliia/khlia and "g'did" which are used to flavor tagines or used in "el ghraif" a folded savory Moroccan pancake".
Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are Couscous, Pastilla (also spelled Bsteeya or Bestilla), Tajine, Tanjia and Harira. Although the latter is a soup, it is considered as a dish in itself and is served as such or with dates especially during the month of Ramadan. Pork consumption is forbidden in accordance with Sharia, religious laws of Islam.
A big part of the daily meal is bread. Bread in Morocco is principally from durum wheat semolina known as khobz. Bakeries are very common throughout Morocco and fresh bread is a staple in every city, town and village. The most common is whole grain coarse ground or white flour bread. There are also a number of flat breads and pulled unleavened pan-fried breads.
The most popular drink is "atai", green tea with mint leaves and other ingredients. Tea occupies a very important place in the culture of Morocco and is considered an art form. It is served not only at mealtimes but all through the day, and it is especially a drink of hospitality, commonly served whenever there are guests. It is served to guests, and it is impolite to refuse it.
Religion & Language:
The religious association in the country was projected by the Bench Forum in 2010 as 99% Muslim, with all residual individuals accounting for fewer than 1% of the people. Sunnis form the common at 67% with non-denominational Muslims being the subsequent major group of Muslims at 30%. There are an estimated 3,000 to 8,000 Shia Muslims, most of them foreign residents from Lebanon or Iraq, but also a few citizen converts. Followers of several Sufi Muslim orders across the Maghreb and West Africa undertake joint annual pilgrimages to the country.
Morocco's official languages are Arabic and Berber. The country's idiosyncratic group of Moroccan Arabic dialects is referred to as Darija. Approximately 89.8% of the whole population can communicate to some degree in Moroccan Arabic. The Berber language is spoken in three dialects (Tarifit, Tashelhit and Central Atlas Tamazight). In 2008, Frédéric Deroche projected that there were 12 million Berber speakers, making up about 40% of the population. The 2004 population tally reported that 28.1% of the population spoke Berber.
French is widely used in governmental institutions, media, mid-size and large companies, international commerce with French-speaking countries, and often in international diplomacy. French is taught as an obligatory language at all schools. In 2010, there were 10,366,000 French-speakers in Morocco, or about 32% of the population.
According to the 2004 census, 2.19 million Moroccans spoke a foreign language other than French. English, while far behind French in terms of number of speakers, is the first foreign language of choice, since French is obligatory, among educated youth and professionals.
About 5 million Moroccans speak Spanish. Spanish is mostly spoken in northern Morocco and the Spanish Sahara because Spain had previously occupied those areas. Moroccans in regions formerly controlled by Spain watch Spanish television and have interactions in Spanish on a daily basis.
After Morocco declared independence in 1956, French and Arabic became the main languages of administration and education, causing the role of Spanish to decline.
The country's Mediterranean climate is alike to that of southern California, with luxurious forests in the northern and central mountain ranges of the country, giving way to drier circumstances and inland deserts further southeast. The Moroccan coastal plains experience remarkably moderate temperatures even in summer, owing to the effect of the cold Canary Current off its Atlantic coast.
In the Rif, Middle and High Atlas Mountains, there exist several different types of climates: Mediterranean along the coastal lowlands, giving way to a humid temperate climate at higher elevations with sufficient moisture to allow for the growth of different species of oaks, moss carpets, junipers, and Atlantic fir which is a royal conifer tree endemic to Morocco. In the valleys, fertile soils and high precipitation allow for the growth of thick and lush forests. Cloud forests can be found in the west of the Rif Mountains and Middle Atlas Mountains. At higher raises, the climate becomes alpine in character, and can bear ski resorts.
So, in conclusion morocco sustains diversity, charm and a very rich and compelling history, and also what makes tourists, film-makers and also curious adventurers visit this amazing country. And for those whom are interested, we have fabulous plans for you, you like desert, see panoramic views,trekking, hiking it is all here, with us you experience the true taste of tourism.