Morocco’s UNESCO has registered 9 sites on the World Heritage list and 13 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Morocco and the corresponding map.
Morocco UNESCO list
- Archaeological Site of Volubilis
- Historic City of Meknes
- Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
- Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
- Medina of Fez
- Medina of Marrakesh
- Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
- Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)
- Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage
Morocco UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Morocco.
- Archaeological Site of Volubilis is a well-preserved ancient Roman city located in Morocco. It was a major settlement during the Roman Empire and is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in North Africa.
- Historic City of Meknes is a former imperial city in Morocco, known for its impressive architecture and historical landmarks such as the Bab Mansour Gate and the Royal Palace.
- Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is a traditional fortified village in Morocco inhabited for over 1,000 years. It is considered a prime example of southern Moroccan architecture and is a popular tourist attraction.
- Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) is a fortified port city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It was once an important trading center and is now known for its well-preserved architecture and artistic heritage.
- Medina of Fez is a medieval city in Morocco that has been well-preserved and is considered one of the best examples of a traditional Islamic city. It is home to numerous historical monuments, including the famous Al-Qarawiyyin mosque.
- Medina of Marrakesh is a former imperial city in Morocco known for its vibrant culture and stunning architecture, including the famous Koutoubia Mosque and the Saadian Tombs.
- Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) is a historic town in northern Morocco. It is known for its well-preserved Andalusian-style architecture and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
- Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) is a former Portuguese colony in Morocco. It is known for its well-preserved Portuguese architecture, including the famous Cistern and the Church of the Assumption.
- Rabat, Modern Capital, and Historic City: a Shared Heritage is a Moroccan city that is both a modern capital and a historic city. It is home to numerous historical monuments, including the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Udayas, as well as modern buildings like the Mohammed V Mausoleum.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
- Taza et la Grande Mosquée
- Mosquée de Tinmel
- Ville de Lixus
- El Gour
- Grotte de Taforalt
- Parc naturel de Talassemtane
- Aire du Dragonnier Ajgal
- Lagune de Khnifiss
- Parc national de Dakhla
- Oasis de Figuig
- Oasis de Tighmert