The Four Imperial Cities
You can see a very different side of Moroccan life by visiting Marrakesh and the other imperial cities of Fes, Meknes and Rabat.
Fes – The Oldest Imperial City
With its narrow, cobbled streets in the medina, Fes is the oldest of the imperial cities of Morocco and is home to a UNESCO Heritage Site, the al-Karaouine mosque-university. Conservation of al-Karaouine is very important as it is regarded as one of the oldest universities in the world and is also a centre of spiritual and cultural heritage for Moroccans.
Rabat – The King’s Throne
Today’s bureaucratic centre and the throne of King Mohammed V. Rabat is a city of 2 million people that combines old-world attractions with a modern, well-groomed appearance and international flair.
Meknes – Region of Sun-Drenched Wines
The small city of Meknes is located on a plateau (550m) surrounded by the rich agricultural lowlands. The area is known for its relative prosperity and its sun-drenched wines.