World Heritage Sites

There are several places in Morocco are considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Site according to several criteria, including the fact that they represent masterpieces of human creative genius, exhibit an important interchange of human values, are outstanding examples of buildings or architectural or landscape traditional human settlement representative of one or more cultures, or are associated with events or living traditions of universal significance. 1. Fez Medina of Fez is still today the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. It was founded in the ninth century and saw its heyday during the reign of the Navy, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. In addition to hosting the world's oldest university, the University of Al Qaraouiyyin, the medina of Fez is also home to rare monuments of that period, especially madrasas, fondouks, palaces, private residences, mosques and fountains.

2. In the Medina of Marrakech Medina of Marrakech are some of the most important jewels of Morocco, especially Koutoubia Mosque, the Palace Badi, the Madrasa Ben Yosef and Tombs Saadi, and several magnificent homes, gardens and monumental gates, the Kasbah, etc. The city, which was founded in 1070-1072 by Ibn Tachfin, leader of the Almoravids, remained the political capital, economic and cultural development for centuries and influenced decisively throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. 3. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Ksar is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat consisting of a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. These defensive walls reinforced by towers n each of its corners, protect the houses crowded against each other inside.