Since I stayed home all summer, my only vacation of Q3 was a week in Morocco with the girls. This was a first for all of us on the African continent and we learned a lot about the history, culture, food, and people within the country. One constant that remained in each of the five cities I visited were the unique designs of the Moroccan doors and entry gates of shops, houses, and medinas. Since traveling to Athens and Barcelona, I’ve become obsessed with taking photos of architecture in my travels. I had no idea the entry gates and doors in Morocco would be such an amazing site to see. Below I share a photo diary of all the beautiful doors in Morocco I’ve encountered on our girls trip.
Our first day was spent in the capital of Rabat where I first encountered the Moroccan doors. Notable sites included the Royal Palace, ancient ruins of Chellah, Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. On route to Fez, we also made a stop at the Roman city of Volubilis.
I personally didn’t get to explore much of the city of Fez because I used our free leisure day to visit the blue city of Chefchaouen. Our pickup was in the medina, so I took some photos around our waiting area including a document of independence.
Visiting Chefchaouen was a dream come true! The city was absolutely incredible. I think I took a photo of every Moroccan door in Chefchaouen, but this was my favorite. Read more about this city in my Travel Guide to Chefchaouen and to see more Moroccan doors.
Marrakech was a city like no other. The minute I walked into Djemaa el Fna Square, my eyes lit up. In addition to buying Moroccan spices and argan oil, we shopped the souks for souvenirs for friends and family.