The Alhambra: A Pearl Set in Emeralds
By Sukie Chapman
10 February 2015
One of the highlights of rail holidays in Europe is the chance to visit this spectacular palace in Granada, Spain. Find out about its rich history on our blog.Read more
Rabat has been the capital city of Morocco since the French arrived in 1912, retaining its status as capital when the kingdom declared its independence in 1956, by order of the King. There are two very separate parts to the city - the old walled town (Medina) and the new town (Ville Nouvelle) which was built by the French. Unlike many of Morocco's cities, Rabat is neither congested nor hectic, enjoying wide boulevards, a relaxed atmosphere and a predominantly middle-class population. The Medina is a real pleasure to explore; it is the most compact area of the city, bordered by the ocean, the Bou Regreg River and by the Almohades and Andalusian walls, which date back to the 12th and 17th centuries respectively.
This remarkable rail odyssey takes us through North Africa's most beguiling cultural destination, Morocco. During this exciting rail adventure we encounter royal palaces, ancient mosques and minarets, while immersing ourselves in the true ﬂavours of Moroccan life.… see more
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