The Imperial cities of Morocco
The oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Fez, also spelled as Fes, was founded under Idrisid rule during the 8th-9th centuries CE.
Chouara Tannery -
One of three tanneries in Fez, ancient Chouara, located in the Fes el Bali, the oldest medina quarter of the city, is a visually stunning must-see.
Dar Batha Museum -
This 19th-century former royal palace was converted into a museum in the early 20th century.
Marinid Tombs -
Located on a hill above the old city of Fez is a set of ruined monumental tombs believed to date back to the 14th century, during the Marinid dynasty.
Arguably the most visited of Morocco’s imperial cities, Marrakesh was founded in 1070 as the imperial capital of the Almoravid Empire.
Koutoubia Mosque -
The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia (sometimes spelled Kutubiyya) is set near Jemaa el-Fnaa. The mosque was founded in 1147.
Majorelle Garden -
This delightful little botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden encloses a villa that houses Marrakesh’s Islamic Art Museum.
Bahia Palace -
Completed in 1900, historic Bahia Palace is celebrated across the region for its decoration.
Always worth an excursion out of Meknes, Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber city that grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century CE.
Dar Jamai Museum -
This engaging museum holds a variety of artifacts from Meknes and the surrounding region. Most pieces date from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. Located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Wadi Bou Regreg, Rabat was founded in the 12th century by Abd al-Mu?min.
Rabat Museum of History and Civilizations - This is where to discover the most extensive collection of archaeological artifacts found in Morocco.
Old Mosque -
Rabat's Old Mosque was originally built in 1150, but was largely restored in the 18th century.
Al-Attarine Madrasa -
The influential position Fez maintains as a religious center in the region is exemplified by the city’s madrasas, or universities.
Namaskar Palace -
Marrakesh caters to all sorts of travelers, from budget backpackers to city-break romantics.
Qara Prison -
Sometimes spelled as Kara, this sprawling subterranean prison, built in the 18th century, once contained over 40,000 prisoners.