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DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Morocco is your critical consultant to this pretty a part of the area. The totally up to date consultant contains exact illustrated cutaways, ground plans, and reconstructions of the must-see attractions, plus street-by-street maps of towns and towns.

DK's insider shuttle counsel and crucial neighborhood info can assist you find the simplest of this nation region-by-region, from fairs and markets to day journeys round the geographical region. precise listings will advisor you to motels, eating places, bars, and buying all budgets, whereas functional details might help you to get round, even if by way of educate, bus, or car.

With hundreds of thousands of full-color images, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Morocco really exhibits you this nation as nobody else can.

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Sahraoui Festival, Agadir. Camel races, dancing and music. Cherry Festival in Sefrou, at the foot of the Middle Atlas Oudaïa Jazz Festival (4 days), Rabat. This jazz festival is named after the loyal Oudaïa, a well-known tribe that is descended from an Arab tribe, and that Moulay Ismaïl entrusted with watching over the town (see p68). In summer the only parts of the country that are spared high temperatures are the coasts, which are cooled by sea breezes, and the Atlas mountains. This is not the best time to tour the inner countryside or visit inland towns and cities.

When Fès was founded, a Jewish community settled there, and scholars and rabbis travelled throughout the country. Although strictures imposed by the Almoravids and Almohads caused some Jews to emigrate, they flourished once again under the Merinids and Wattasids, who welcomed thousands of Jews expelled from Spain after 1492. The Alaouite sultans also protected them. Although their numbers are reduced, Jews hold certain influential positions in Morocco today. Bronze Hanukkah lamp, 19th century MINARETS After the end of the independant Cordoban caliphate, Almoravids and Almohads directly controlled Al-Andalus, where their monumental architecture flourished.

Quickly rallying a mainly the Abbassid caliph, the Shi’ites of Berber army, Moussa then turned his Tunisia and Egypt, and the Ummayyad attention to Europe, initiating the con- caliphs of Córdoba in Andalusia – quest of Spain in 711. Sunnis who for long fought over Fès Reacting against their haughty Arab and the allegiance of the Berber tribes. overlords, the Berbers of the Maghreb THE ALMORAVIDS (1062–1147) rebelled against them and, usually but not always, against Islam. Battles with An unexpected push came from the troops sent from the East continued for south.

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