Morocco’s Imperial Cities
As the four historical capital cities of Morocco, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat are referred to as the country’s Imperial Cities. Each of these magnificent cities has its own special charm and all are well worth exploring. The city of Fes was founded between 789 and 808 by Idris I of the Idrisid dynasty which ruled from 788 to 974. Today, Fes is Morocco’s third largest city and home to around one million people. Visitors to this vibrant city, which has alternatively been called the ‘Athens of Africa’ and ‘Mecca of the West’, will find a wealth of history and culture to enjoy.