Discover Spain and Morocco
World Heritage-listed, the Medina of Essaouria is best explored at night when the heat of the day has subsided and its residents emerge outside to conduct business and socialize. Wander through the narrow streets featuring whitewashed houses, colorful shops and the heady perfume of a mix of spices.
Let yourself be swept away by the nostalgia and romance of Casablanca. A city of contrasts, with one foot firmly in its rich past, it is also a city looking firmly towards the horizon. One of the great monuments to its future is the extraordinary Hassan II Mosque. With strong Moorish influences and perched on a platform high above the Atlantic Ocean, over 6,000 Moroccan master craftsmen and artisans were employed to work with local materials to create the intricate decorations that embellish the entire structure.
Roman Ruins Built between 5 and 1 BC, Cartagena's Roman Amphitheater was only discovered in the 1980's and since then has undergone extensive restoration. In its heyday it was capable of seating 7,000 people and played an important role in the history of Old Spain (Hispania Antigua). Spend time exploring this lovely antiquity.