Oulja is a traditional artisan exhibition and pottery factory located in Rabat's sister city of Salé. While visiting Oulja, we have a unique opportunity to watch traditional masters as they display their methods and crafts.
The expansive Atlantic coastline is located just fifteen minutes by taxi from Qalam wa Lawh Center. There are amazing views and several beaches within easy reach of the city.
When construction began in 1195 CE, Hassan tower was intended to be the tallest minaret in the world. However, the project was never completed. While the massive structure is amazing by itself, the site also provides amazing views of Rabat.
Rabat's central souks are located in the Medina (old city) and are a great place to interact with Moroccans and also a great place to shop.
Chellah was established in Phoenician times before eventually becoming a Roman city. At the fall of the Roman empire, it was abandoned until approximately 900 CE when the Arabs repopulated the area.
We will be immersed in the culture through short, afternoon field trips within Rabat. The program includes excursions to Rabat's historic and cultural sites such as Chellah, Hassan tower, Rabat Souks, Andalusian gardens and the Kasbah.
The weekend group excursion visits Marrakech, the first of Morocco’s imperial cities. Marrakech is famous for its traditional souks, beautiful parks and gardens, historical monuments, and the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, a lively and vibrant marketplace.
We visit Fes, Meknes, and Volubilis, Morocco's religious and cultural capitals. We visit these old cities and see the major imperial sites and stop en route at the Roman ruins of Volubilis.