Fodor's Expert Review Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures
Occupied since the 12th century, the current Kasbah Palace was reconstructed in the 18th century by Ahmed Ben Ali. This former seat of power now houses a beautiful museum with mosaic floors, carpets, jewelry, ceramics, leather, daggers, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, and finely crafted examples of carved and painted cedar ceilings. The marble columns in the courtyard were taken from the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Don't miss the mosaic Voyage of Venus or the life-size Carthaginian tomb. There's also a lovely Moroccan-Andalusian garden to stroll through and a rooftop café with stunning views. Exit the palace via the former treasury of Moulay Ismail, the Bit el Mal; look for the giant knobby wooden boxes that once held gold and precious gems.