A Moroccan village is in the top 23 most beautiful in the world. This is what emerges from the ranking of a specialized American magazine.
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (Morocco) occupies the 14ᵉ place in the ranking of the 23 most beautiful villages in the world, made by Travel + Leisure, the American magazine, reference in tourism. Gordes (France) is elected the most beautiful village in the world. It owes the first place to its charm. “Gordes tends to swarm with tourists during the summer months. But can we really blame visitors who want to immerse themselves in the magic of one of the most beautiful villages in France, if not the world?” the magazine writes.
Shirakawa-gō (Japan) rises to second place. It is followed by Giethoorn (Netherlands), Stephantsminda (Georgia), Oia (Greece), Cherrapunji (India), Guatapé (Colombia), Stowe, (Vermont), Ban Rak Thai (Thailand), Portofino (Italy), Grindelwald (Switzerland), Lake Placid (United States) and Bacalar (Mexico). Ilulissat (Greenland) comes in 15ᵉ position. It is followed by Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany) and Marsaxlokk (Malta). Next are Frigiliana (Spain), Bernal (Mexico), Banff (Canada) and Whitefish (Montana). Byron Bay (Australia) and Stone Town (Zanzibar) close the podium.
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is a small town located in the Meknes-Tafilalet region of Morocco, about 20 kilometers northwest of the city of Meknes. The town is named after Moulay Idriss Iᵉʳ, the founder of the Idrisid dynasty and the first Muslim ruler of Morocco.
The city is famous for housing the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss Iᵉʳ, which is an important pilgrimage site for Muslims. It is considered one of the most important spiritual centers in the country, and many visitors come every year to visit the mausoleum and pay their respects.
In addition to the mausoleum, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is also known for its narrow, winding streets, white houses and peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. The city is built on a hill, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and the fertile plains of the region.