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Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Camera Obscura at the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera

The effect of this ancient form of image projection situated atop an 11th century Moorish palace is thrilling.
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Sherry-Drinking Mice of Tío Pepe

A complimentary beverage is offered to the bodega's resident rodents every day.
Gibraltar

Secret Chamber in the Rock of Gibraltar

There was a top secret plan during World War II to seal a group of soldiers inside the rock.
Tétouan, Morocco

Medina of Tétouan

At this faithfully preserved medina off the Moroccan tourist circuit you can walk through six centuries of history in one day.
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
Asilah, Morocco

Abandoned Jewish Cemetery of Asilah

The legacy of a Moroccan Jewish community is remembered at this little mouldering cemetery.
Taza Province, Morocco

Friouato Caves

The true depths of these stunning Moroccan caves are unknown.
Larache, Morocco

The Site of The Garden of the Hesperides

A mythical garden that once grew the golden apples of wisdom is said to have existed in this ancient Moroccan city.
Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Tiznit Province, Morocco

Legzira Beach

Rocky Atlantic beach home to a stunning stone arch.
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
Meknes, Morocco

Volubilis Archaeological Site

Mosaics, storks, and brothels—this ancient city has it all.
Morocco

Sidi Boulfdail

Sleepy fishing port not included on many maps.
Tamri, Morocco

The Tree Goats of Morocco

Morocco's Argania trees are infested with nut-hungry goats.
Essaouira, Morocco

Tide Pools of Essaouira

Vast stretch of tide-pools with a unique Moroccan charm.
Province de Zagora, Morocco

Erg Chigaga

Exploring the wilder, more passionate sibling of Erg Chebbi feels like discovering a secret sun-kissed planet from another galaxy.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
Al Haouz, Morocco

Tin Mal Mosque

The remains of a magnificent medieval fortress that was the capital of a vast empire.
Imlil, Morocco

Kasbah du Toubkal

A Moroccan getaway in the mountain range that plays the Himalayas' stunt double.