We went first to the Koutoubia Mosque, built by the Almoravids at the end of the 11th century. Gigantic and impressive. From there we walked down into the souk district and to the Bahia Palace, built at the end of the 19th century. It is beautiful and very ornate with tile mosaics and wood. The ceiling in each room was different and each a work of art.
There were dining rooms, study type rooms, the room of the Sultans favorite, rooms for other members of his harem, gardens and a great open court with a tile floor and a fountain in the middle where the Sultan’s harem relaxed. It is a multitude of spaces, each with a beauty of its own.
We then went to the terrace of the Renaissance Hotel. It was lovely and warm and from there it was possible to view the entire city with the palm groves on the outside and red buildings on the inside. Just beautiful. We weren't staying at the Renaissance - our hotel was a little less expensive. We stayed at the Hotel de Foucald.