Morocco’s Four Imperial Cities
Morocco has four imperial cities which are as follows Fes, Rabat, Marrakesh, and Meknes. Each of these cities has a long and rich history, as well as having multiple historical spots that stand remaining until now and as a result, represent the richness of the Moroccan history as well as culture.
A brief history of these four cities
Fes; the oldest imperial city in the kingdom, was built in the 8th century under the Idrisid dynasty. It has three main sections, the old Medina along with Fes Jedid and La Ville Nouvellle.
It is known by the old Medina that has very thinly squares along with numerous traditional shops whether of clothes, food, or handmade craft works.
This city has also religious buildings of Al Quarauine Mosque and the Medersa Bou Inania. In addition, one of the oldest universities in the world “Al Quaraouine” which was built with a precise and amazing architecture.
Meknes represents a big part of the Moroccan history and was once the capital of the kingdom under the reign of Almoravids.
Currently the capital of the kingdom as well as a very important strategic location and a place of local and international embassies and meetings.
It has the great Hassan II tower and a beautiful “Udayas“ Kasbah. Located in the Atlantic Ocean; Rabat plays a remarkable trading role along with its Medina which is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Marrakesh is a suitable place to have good times and visit new stunning spots. It was founded in 1062 century by Abu Bakr ibn Amar.
Marrakesh has a major square which is loaded with merchants and amusing activities such as storytellers and snake charmers. Furthermore, the city contains a very stunning garden of Majorelle and the Saadian Tombs.