"Rabat, an introduction to Morocco" Top 5 Page for this destination Rabat by JLBG

Rabat Travel Guide: 513 reviews and 1,230 photos

Those who come to Morocco will first think to visit Fes, Meknes, Tangiers, Marrakech and Ouarzazate. Rabat is not among the main destinations though it has a lot to offer to the visitor. The bonus is that you don't find yourself amidst crowds of tourists and that you are not assaulted by self designated guides. Try Rabat !

The Medina is quite impressive, with it's 5 km walls.

Salé is the twin town to Rabat, on the other side of the Bou Regreg. Visit my Salé page by clicking here

The souk is not as spectacular as in Fes or in Marrakech but really worth a visit. The shops are not designed for tourists but for Moroccans and tourists. You can wander freely without being bothered by anybody. You should visit the Casbah des Oudaias, the Mohamed V memorial and Hassan tower, the Chellah necropolis and gardens with their numerous storks and egrets. In the archeological museum you should visit mainly the Roman bronzes.

  • Last visit to Rabat: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 6, 2005
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  • Jan 8, 2009 at 6:12 AM

    I like the tower of Hassan. Nice page

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    Nov 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Nice tour of Rabat.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2007 at 12:16 PM

    Fantastic pictures!

  • Aug 22, 2006 at 10:23 PM

    i'll have to explore more of this page later! it looks interesting, and your tip, surely very helpful to us who might go here!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2006 at 3:06 AM

    It really DOES sound unusual to go to a supermarket, but your tips show, why it is best! Thanks a lot for these helpful tips!

  • Bixente's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2005 at 8:10 AM

    Même point de vue concernant cette magnifique casbah ! J'ai adoré ! assez troublant de voir des photos quasi-identiques aux miennes... je m'étais presque cru tout seul dans cette fameuse casbah ! ;o)

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2005 at 12:52 AM

    I love this page , as maybe my next destination to the north of Africa

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 4:39 PM

    Very interesting page Jean Louis ,nice to see the different foods and spices Morocco has very nice Architecture .Nice page J L

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2005 at 3:50 AM

    What photographs! Got a true flavour of the place through your snapshots, Jean-Louis :) Nice pages on an intriguing city

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 2:10 PM

    Great page! You include almost all Rabat can offer... Well, when you say do not visit and no photo... I go just o take pictures :-)

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