Morocco has four imperial cities. The one we visited this week is Fes. Six hours after leaving the Marrakech Palmeraie and driving along some of Morocco's most beautiful backcountry roads we arrived at our destination. Just like Marrakech, Fez has a unique charm that differentiates it from the rest of the country. It has the largest medina (old town) of Morocco and is home to the world's first university.
Since it is easy to get lost in this city’s countless alleyways we decided to hire a guide so we could visit the numerous monuments and learn about Fes’ incredible history. On our last day we enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at Fes Café, a charming restaurant with small but beautiful gardens, and packed our bags to start our journey home.
To anyone wishing to tour Morocco, we highly recommend a trip to Fes. Two roads can be taken from Jnane Tamsna. The one we chose will bring you through breathtaking landscapes while the other will bring you through Casablanca, location of the renowned Hassan II mosque, Rabat and Meknes, the other two imperial cities of Morocco. Small luxury hotels can be found on both routes for those that wish to make the journey in two days rather than one.