As a Westerner, this country at the western end of North Africa remains one of the most memorable I have ever visited, due in no small part to its “Imperial Cities” – MarrakeshRabatMeknes, and Fez – so called because each was the capital of one or more of this land’s ruling dynasties over the centuries. And while Rabat is the current capital, if I absolutely were forced to choose my favourite, it might well be Morocco’s first and most frequent capital, Fez, in the country’s north. Founded at the end of the 8th century, this town grew from a dusty desert settlement as it served various ruling dynasties as their capital throughout much of the Middle Ages and most recently from 1727 to 1925 (when the mantle was passed to Rabat by the French colonisers). Today it’s the country’s second largest city after Casablanca, and considered Morocco's most...  read more

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