Cats in Morocco

Cats are an inherent part of Moroccan culture & everyday life, living harmoniously with the people of the country. The reason stems from Islamic beliefs, which have made them ubiquitous across the Muslim world.

Cats are much loved animals in Islam & considered the quintessential pet. Admired for their cleanliness, they're allowed to enter homes & even mosques Cat sleeping near a mosaic (zellige) wall in Morocco.


Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town. Cats are abundant in the city Cats sat in Chefchaouen.


Zellige is a handcrafted clay tile that originates from Morocco. Zellige tiles are colourful and known for their variations in tone, shine, flatness & depth of the glazing. A cat with zellige tiles in Morocco.

A cat in the window in Chefchaouen, Morocco

A cat in the window, Morocco

Morocco is renowned for its wonderful doors. Cats on the doorstep in Morocco

Cats next to colourful zellige walls in Morocco

Cat sat on the steps in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Fountains and water features are a part of Moroccan cultural heritage and identity Cat sat in a water fountain in Morocco

Cat in the window in Morocco

Cat on the doorstep in Morocco

Cat in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Cat overlooking the sunset over Moulay Idriss Zerhoun in Morocco

Cats in the corner next to colourful zellige walls in Morocco

Cat walking across zellige steps in Morocco

Cats next to colourful zellige walls in Morocco

Cat in the souk in Morocco

Cat sat on a zellige water fountain in Morocco

Cat sat on steps in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Cat sat on a zellige water fountain in Morocco

Cat in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Cat sat near a mosaic pool in Morocco

Cat in the window in Morocco

The cat of the madrassa Bou Inaniya and the architectural marvels of Fez, Morocco