Best time to travel to Morocco

Sunrise and Sunset

Some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets in the world can be observed in Morocco

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Morocco's landscapes are breathtaking during sunrise and sunset. Photographers say that the lighting is better in the winter when the sun sits lower in the sky, but you can take the perfect picture any time of year.

The Medina of Marrakesh, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and medieval buildings, is among the best locations for taking a stunning sunset photo. The central square of Jemaa El Fnaand, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perfect for capturing the sunset. Go up one of the terraces that surround the square and enjoy the view.

There is no better place to watch the sunset in Morocco than the Sahara Desert. Enjoy the magical colours of the sky surrounded by sand dunes and scarce flora.

The Atlas Mountains are another great location to admire the sky. According to some historical accounts, Atlas sunsets were admired by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, in the middle of the World War II. Apparently, Churchill convinced the American President to stay after a summit in Casablanca saying "I must be with you when you see the sun set on the Atlas Mountains.” Churchill had been on a painting holiday in Morocco in the winter of 1935, which inspired him to paint some of his greatest watercolours.

The Atlantic coast of Morocco offers breathtaking sunsets as well. For stunning sunset views in the port city of Essaouira, head to the Medina Skala or one of the beachfront bars along the coast and watch the sun sink into the Atlantic.

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