The rich Moroccan architecture is magnificent with all its charms and varieties, whether you are in the north or south of the country. Perfectly preserved, fortified walls, medinas, minarets, monumental doors or even ksar and kasbahs allow you to discover the thousand and one architectural treasures of Morocco.
The architecture of southern Morocco is simply superb and distinctly different from the Arab-Andalusian style southern Moroccan architecture is of Berber origin. During their sedentary period, the nomads built ksour, fortified villages and Kasbahs similar to citadels and castles. However, earthen constructions are not weatherproof and resistant to rain. Those who have resisted are less than a century old. Today, teams of architects aim to protect these clay constructions and palm trees in the walls of the tree fibers that are so typical of this region. In the rest of the country, you can observe the "austere" facades of Hispano-Moorish architecture which is particularly found in the city. The purpose of these austere facades is to better conceal the elements: arabesque, verses from the Koran written and geometric patterns of octagonal shape. They can be found on a number of handicrafts.
Moroccan architecture is full of much more wealth, which you will discover during your getaways in the country!
Moroccan architecture presents an architectural diversity that has its roots in Hispano-Moorish art. It covers the forms taken by Islamic art in the Iberian Peninsula between the 8th and 14th centuries, under the reign of the Umayyad caliphs of Syria, then under the domination of the Berber Almoravid and Almohad civilizations.
The medinas of the country conceal surprises. There, it is a riad with its magnificent patio and its rooms where plaster and wood work coexist. Farther on rises a mosque: minarets often decorate it, a madrasah flanks it. Be sure to visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The architecture of these buildings responds to rites, expresses a whole civilization. All around the city, ornate doors with arabesques and geometric patterns mark the entrance: Fez, Meknes or Rabat have some of the most beautiful in the country.