18 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Morocco

Few places inspire wanderlust like the colorful country of Morocco, where bright blue cities, Sahara dunes, maze-like medinas, mounds of spices, and much, much more exist in a space slightly larger than California. Here, 18 photos of the North African nation that offer just a glimpse of the country—and will make you want to fly across the Atlantic as soon as possible.

1. The blue city of Chefchaouen

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2. Terraces in the Imlil Valley, High Atlas Mountains

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3. Mounds of colorful spices in the Marrakech Souk

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4. The magic of the Sahara Desert

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5. Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

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6. Argan trees of the Souss Valley of southwestern Morocco—and the goats that famously climb the branches to eat the fruit.

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7.  The walls of UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït Benhaddou in Ouarzazate province

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8. A selection of Moroccan slippers in the Marrakech medina

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9. Golden gates of Fez's Royal Palace

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10. Jardin Majorelle, a 12-acre, cactus-filled Marrakech garden once owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent

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11. The hairpin roads of the Dadès Gorges, High Atlas Mountains

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12. Tangier's Cap Spartel lighthouse and view of the Mediterranean Sea

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13. Bahia Palace, Marrakech

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14. Ceramics from the maze-like medina of Fez

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15. The arched sandstone and wild Atlantic coastline of Legzira Beach

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16. Ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, situated near Meknes

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17. Moroccan coffee, a common sight at outdoor cafes around the country

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18. El Jadida, a 16th-century warehouse converted into a water reservoir

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Original article published by Conde Nast Traveler