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Discover Muslim culture and its gems

CultureMorocco
In Morocco, religion and culture go hand in hand, and this is visible both in its architecture and traditions, like the muezzins' call to prayer, which gives rhythm to the country’s daily life. One of the most beautiful examples of this is Meknes, in northern Morocco. Here, dozens of mosques were built at the request of Sultan Moulay Ismail, earning it the nickname, "the city of a hundred minarets." Be sure to walk around the city and admire the colorful zellige tile architecture at the Great Mosque and the Bou Inania Madrasa. Muslim burial traditions have also produced impressive monuments de...

In Morocco, religion and culture go hand in hand, and this is visible both in its architecture and traditions, like the muezzins' call to prayer, which gives rhythm to the country’s daily life. One of the most beautiful examples of this is Meknes, in northern Morocco. Here, dozens of mosques were built at the request of Sultan Moulay Ismail, earning it the nickname, "the city of a hundred minarets." Be sure to walk around the city and admire the colorful zellige tile architecture at the Great Mosque and the Bou Inania Madrasa. Muslim burial traditions have also produced impressive monuments dedicated to kings and sultans. Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes or the Mausoleum Mohammed V in Rabat to learn about the history of Moroccan dynasties. The latter occupies a special place in the country's history as Sultan Mohammed V announced Morocco's independence in 1956 from the opposite tower. The Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh can also thank Muslim culture for its existence. Discover this 12th-century landmark after dark, when the lighting gives it a mystical glow.

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