Morocco is a journey into a tranquil world of cute coastal villages and colourful towns. This fascinating country is a merging of the African and Arab worlds.
As Morocco’s capital, Rabat is home to the country’s most important museum, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V.
The new town is one of the largest and most ambitious modern urban projects built in Africa in the 20th century and probably the most complete. The older parts include Hassan Mosque (begun in 1184) and the Almohad ramparts and gates, the only surviving parts of the project for a great capital city of the Almohad caliphate as well as remains from the Moorish, or Andalusian, principality of the 17thcentury.