The imperial cities of Morocco are Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat.
These cities are truly ancient and, to visit them, is like taking a step back in time.
You will explore archaeological sites along the way including ruins, palaces, markets and gardens all make up the unique sights that will stay with you forever.
Located in the center of the country, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It has the largest traditional markets in the country, and one of the busiest squares in Africa: Jamaa el Fna. Like other imperial cities of Morocco, it is divided into two parts: the center with the great Medina and the new city. The most famous of Marrakech’s Jamaa el Fna, situated close to the famous Koutoubia Mosque, inside the old city.
Throughout the city revolves around her and join thousands of people a day. Other attractions include the Koutoubia Mosque, built in 1157, it is one of the largest Islamic mosques; or Al-Badi Palace, built in 1603 by Ahmed Mansour, the most illustrious of sovereigns Saadianos. At the time of this palace was one of the largest and most luxurious in Africa.
This imperial city, founded in the seventeenth century by Moulay Idriss, is a jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization and is considered the cultural, artistic and religious institutions. The city is divided into three areas: Fez El Badi Old, home to mosques, madrassas and ancient palaces; Fez el Djedid Manufacturing, the new with the Royal Palace and the neighborhood (Mellah) and the new city, where the French were established during the “protectorate”: Medina. This is one of the largest medieval sites that currently exist and its streets are a maze, full of merchants and craftsmen. Walking through it is like taking a step back in time and will be attacked by noises, colors and smells of a crowd that fills all.
It is the economic capital and largest city. It is located 80 kilometers south of the capital, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a pretty noisy city, but undoubtedly, the most modern city in the country, which has many attractions.
Among which the famous Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world after Mecca, with a minaret of 210 meters (currently the highest in the world); the old Medina, surrounded by walls built in the eighteenth century, with bustling streets and stalls, where you can find a variety of items; Mohamed V or square, surrounded by beautiful buildings that form a large architectural ensemble.
The capital, located on the Atlantic coast. Despite being the capital, Rabat is a quiet town with a special charm. It is the perfect city for walking and relaxing. It stresses the Great Mosque or the Andalusian garden, which is in the Museum Oudaya offers several typical objects of Moroccan Berbers Aboriginal such as jewelry, pottery or spectacular carpets.
Located in the north country in the midst of a green valley at the foot of the Middle Atlas Mountains. It is one of the most important imperial cities, declared by UNESCO as world heritage and its wonderful urban center have a capital of Maghreb, dated from the 17th century. Its souks are one of the most picturesque in the country where everyday objects they can become exceptional.
Among its attractions we can highlight the Medersa Khyber, the highest point of the city, with a beautiful minaret with colorful mosaics; Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, one of the mosques that can access non-Muslims; or Bab Mansour, built in 1732, and is now considered one of the most majestic works and the largest door of Morocco and all North Africa.