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Chauen was one of the main bases of the Spanish army, and in this city the ceremony of transfer of sovereignty of the region to Morocco took place, lowering the Spanish flag, in 1956. The custom dates back to the 15th century, when Jewish refugees fleeing the Spanish inquisition settled in large numbers in Chaouen and carried with them their tradition of painting things blue to reflect heaven as a way of representing God.
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The roman city
It is an ancient Roman city where the best preserved and most visited archaeological remains of Morocco are found. The area was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997. Volúbilis covers 40 hectares and is located 33 kilometers north of Meknes. Its name in Arabic is pronounced Oualili or Walili. Excavations show that the first inhabitants of the city were the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. Later, in 42 AD, the city was annexed to the Roman Empire. The Roman city came to have more than 20,000 people dedicated mostly to the cultivation of wheat, since production was ordered by Rome. Volúbilis was part of the Roman Empire until the end of the 3rd century, when it remained in the hands of Berbers, Greeks, Syrians and Jews.
The city of the warrior king
If the forty kilometers of impressive walls that surround the imperial city of Meknes could speak, surely they would do so about a character as important to Morocco as cruel to his subjects. They would speak of beheadings, concubines, and servitude. They would speak of vast armies of Christian slaves. They would speak, in short, of Alaouita Ismail Ibn Sharif, the warrior king. Ismail, the second son of the Sultan of Morocco, inherited a country very fragmented into Berber and Bedouin tribes upon the death of his brother, Al-Rachid, who was unable to recover from the serious injuries sustained after falling from his horse. Upon arrival at the sultanate, Ismail decided to move the capital from Fez to Meknes, and ordered to surround the city with its famous walls and build a gigantic palace, built by an army of 25,000 slaves.
The white city
Tangier A melting pot of civilizations, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Tangier is the great gateway to the black continent. In a privileged setting of ocean, sea, forests and mountains, its temperate climate, its monuments and its museums have for years seduced Europeans, Americans and all the adventurers in the world. How many personalities of universal culture have sought inspiration in Tangier! Countless. Tangier is the closest African city to Europe, many times desired for its strategic position, since its founding in the 6th century BC, they have fought for their possession from Carthaginians to English passing through Romans, Phoenicians, Vandals, Spanish, Portuguese and French.