Rabat, the Capital of Morocco is set on the Atlantic Coast and offers a traveler such a historical experience. Rabat is a historical area, rich in history and oozing with culture and experiences for anyone whether you are visiting for a few days or just want to stop in Rabat for a couple of hours while on your Morocco tour.
Kasbah des Oudaias
The Kasbah des Oudaias is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once you wander around this ancient fort you will understand why. The streets are home to beautiful white washed houses, the views of the Atlantic coastline are simply spectacular and then there is the Kasbah Mosque which dates back to 1050, the oldest mosque in the city.
The Palace Museum is well worth visiting. This seventeenth century palace is now home to the Moroccan art and culture museum and includes some of the most spectacular carpets made in Rabat. The Palace has many exhibits for you to explore.
Hassan Tower and Mosque
This is one of the most famous landmarks in Rabat. The tower was started in 1195 comprising of a large minaret which stood sixty meters in height. Today the tower stands around forty meters, but is very well preserved and offers an opportunity to really soak up the history of this spectacular city.
The Mohammed V Mausoleum is a modern building which has been built in true traditional Moroccan style and built to bury the grandfather and father of the King of Morocco. The mausoleum is decorated with beautiful mosaics and traditional designs that will take your breath away. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mausoleum.
This is only the tip of the iceberg on what is available for travelers to experience in Rabat, there is also the fantastic archaeological museum, the Almohad walls and Kasbah Chellah, not to mention the wonderful stretches of sandy shoreline that make this area so special. As one of Morocco’s Imperial cities, Rabat is a place you won’t want to miss!