About Imperial Cities
Rediscover the World offers a great selection of hotels, riads and excursions in the north of Morocco. The ancient and historic capitals of Morocco feature very strongly in this region - Fez, Meknes & Rabat plus, of course, Marrakech a little further south. Casablanca is included here because of its importance as a city in modern Morocco.
Fez is large and bustling but not as busy a tourist destination as Marrakech, Meknes is more relaxed but still bursting with history and both are ideal bases for the Atlas Mountains and the impressive ruins and mosaics at the Roman site of Volubilis. Rabat is one of our favourite cities in Morocco as it has the stately monuments and palaces of the capital plus a great relaxed atmosphere. Casablanca, although it has little of the charm or history of the other cities, is a very convenient stopover for first and last nights in Morocco and we highly recommend a visit to the very impressive Hassan II Mosque and maybe even Rick's Cafe.
Where to visit
Not strictly an Imperial City but we've included it as it is an important gateway to Morocco. Casablanca is a thriving business centre, there is an old medina & the Hassan II Mosque is simply incr ...
Fez offers a different atmosphere and topography to Marrakech and is an ideal city to visit and to use as a base when touring the sights and places of interest in Northern Morocco.
Marrakech nestles on a large plain at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains; it is the perfect introduction to Morocco or an ideal base for exploring the mountains, Sahara & Atlantic co ...
Meknes became capital in the 17th century thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismail (known as the Louis XIV of Morocco). Its grandiose and extravagant monuments are often compared with those in Versailles.
"My wife and I made a journey through Morocco during February. We decided that using trains and staying at riads would form a central part of our journey theme and are awfully glad we did. Our main advice and booking was aided by Andy and Dawn, Rediscover the World UK. We had a number of requests for guidance, all of which were met with patient, knowledgeable and practical responses. One city only offered very expensive options for a guide and we were left in no doubt that it was expensive and alternative solutions found. This is the mark of a good agent/adviser. One city had considerable restrictions on available accomodation owing to a music festival and still they managed to find something suitable. There was a lot of work involved in solving this, which we appreciate."
S Mills, February 2019