Morocco Imperial cities

Morocco Imperial cities, which are Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech. Each one has a long history and mark in the history of Morocco, citing, for example, Fez to be the oldest one, which thanks to Fez Treaty in 1912 that helps in the independence of Morocco from the French occupation. These four Imperial cities contain many monumental and historical buildings and houses that are worthy to visit.

What are the four Imperial cities?

The four Imperial cities of Morocco are Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech.


which is the oldest of the imperial cities was united in the 11th century by Almoravids. It was considered a major Islamic city and a center of learning and commerce in the reign of Marînids. There are three sections of the city, the old Medina in the 11th century, Fès El Jedidin the 13th century, and La Ville Nouvelle which was founded by the French L-H- G. Lyautey in the 1916s. It was until the end of the 19 the century, the only place in the world that sells and made the Red felt hats.


Founded in the 10 the century by an Amazigh Berber tribe. Besides, cited the capital of Morocco in 1673 under Moulay Ismail. It is situated north-central Morocco, which makes it a commercial center for agriculture for the surrounding region.


Named under Ya’qub Al Mansur,  established by the first Almohad “Abd Al-Mu’min”.  Situated on the Atlantic coast, capital of Morocco, remarkable for the Old Medina ramparts. In addition to, historical houses, and structures, along with the woven fabrics like leather and carpets.


Founded by Almoravids Yusuf Ibn Tachafin in the mid 11th century. A city which all its walls painted in red, famous for Unesco world heritage site old Medina.

What places should I go when visiting the four Imperial cities?

This section answers your question about what are the places that should come to your mind when visiting Fez, Meknes, Rabat or Marrakech or Morocco Imperial cities.


is remarkable by the old Medina; you can walk in its thin streets, and neighborhoods, have a look at the different shops out there, of “Fassi” food, such as Briwat, Halwa fassia, shbakia and more. In addition, workshops of leather and pottery making, and the Tanneries, although it smells bad out there. But, Perfect to see the process how leather Jackets made. You can visit Al Quaraouiyine University, and Mosque, the Bou Inania Medersa,  and the royal palace in Fès El-Jedid.It is recommended that you visit Fez with a tour guide,

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In Meknes:

there are historical structures like Bab khamiss and Bab El Mansour monumental gates, Moulay Idris’s sacred town, and the historic Roman ruins of Volubilis. You can make great memorable photos, see Best day trip from Fez-Volubilis Moulay Idriss Meknes Day trip.


Hassan II Tower, Bab Oudaia monumental gate, and Mausoleum Mohammed V. Furthermore, you can visit Udayas Kasbah, and have a walk to discover the Roman ruins of “Chellah”. Day Trip from Fes to Rabat.


 Great place to have fun, In order to see, Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Garden, and the Saadian Tombs. known for Jemaa El Fna, a square where there are numerous activities, Snake charmers, food, drinks, storytellers, etc. Best Tours in Morocco- Morocco Imperial cities, Tour Casablanca,  Marrakech Merzouga Fes 4 nights 5 days.

 Special activities that you may want to join in or experience in Fez guided tours:

There are several excursions to Fez, which offer additional activities, starting from cooking classes with a professional chef, to make local bread, Harcha, Barir, etc. Spending a day in the Moroccan Hammam and Spa, to discover the Moroccan products and have a relaxing massage with Argan Oil, and more exciting surprises. The handicrafts tour guide, along with an amusing local family lunch invitation to experience Moroccan generosity and hospitality.