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Moroccan Architecture

Moroccan Architecture is a unique blend of Islamic and European styles it has been greatly influenced by numerous architectural styles such as Arabic architecture for fountains, Geometric Design and Islamic calligraphy, Al-Andaluz Architecture (Southern Spanish) for Andalusian gardens and arches. More recent buildings are influenced by French architecture due to France occupying Morocco in 1912. That said, more modern buildings keep a balanced combination of all these architecture style, many of Moroccan houses are still today decorated with Zellige (a style of mosaic tilework made from individually hand-chiseled tile pieces) printed fabrics paired with minimalist aesthetics

During your visit to Morocco you probably notice that Moroccan houses uses some specific geometric patterns, using vibrant colors and ornate designs

You will find different type of Moroccan Architecture since it back all the way to the 2nd century with the Berber Kingdoms. The Berbers built traditional kasbahs and fortifications in the high mountains and desert, which we can still see today for example at Ait Ben Haddou

One of the best way to discover Moroccan art of architecture is to visit Moroccan Palaces like Bahia in Marrakech or the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca where more than 6000 master artisans of Morocco crafted unique and elaborate decorations that will leave you breathless

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