Morocco is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations, and it isn’t difficult to see why. With everything from stylish designer shops to street markets and stunning hotels to ancient ruins, there’s so much to see and do. If you’re heading to Agadir soon and you need some direction, hopefully our list of top three attractions should be enough to get you started.
- Visit the Majorelle Garden
First on the list is what can only be described as the jewel of Agadir, and a real treasure trove of botanical and archaeological wonders. You can walk around twelve acres of beautifully cultivated and manicured gardens, that seem to be more like a priceless work of art than a product of nature.
Originally designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s, it is known as the “artist’s landscape”, but it’s also home to an archaeological museum, containing the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech. This attraction certainly provides a feast for all the senses, and is one not to be missed on your next trip out there.
- Walk through history
Steeped in tradition and history, there are many attractions surrounding Agadir that will be the perfect draw for culture-lovers. Start off by taking a day-trip north to the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech, which date back to the 16th century. The tombs of around sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty were discovered in 1917, and have been beautifully restored by the Beaux-arts service. Deeper into the structure is the famous ‘room with the twelve columns’, containing the grave of the son of the sultan’s son, Ahmad al-Mansur.
Afterwards, you can head to the famous ruins of the El Badi Palace. This once magnificent building was constructed out of some of the most expensive materials at the time, such as gold and onyx. The epitome of decadence and luxury, the palace took twenty-five years to build during the latter half of the 16th century, but after the fall of the Saadians, it fell into decline and is now a thriving museum.
- Take a tour on the wild side
Indulging in the different tastes and smells of new countries is just as big a part of learning about their culture as taking in the museums and architecture, so if you’re a foodie on holiday, why not start with a Moroccan Banquet experience? Sample fresh, authentic Arabian cuisine whilst live acts entertain you in your very own traditional Caidal tent. When there are exotic belly dancers, fire-eaters, snake charmers and a five-course feast on offer, how could you resist?
If you’d prefer to get out and about to explore though, a camel trek through the sand dunes should be right up your street. Slip away from the hustle and bustle of Agadir, and take your camel out into lush forests with your camera at the ready. You’ll witness ever-changing landscapes, climb never-ending dunes and make a new animal friend in the process.
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