"Very interesting capital city :-)" Top 5 Page for this destination Rabat by matcrazy1

Rabat Travel Guide: 499 reviews and 1,224 photos

Rabat (NOT better known worldwide Casablanca) is the capital of Morocco and with population of over 1 million its the second largest city after Casablanca.

I was surprised to see so large city and the capital with so many calm and relaxing areas to visit. Rabat just didn't look as large and capital city (good!) at many places. Aditionally in contast to other main tourist centres within Morocco I found Rabat free of unfriendly guiding, hustling, street begging etc., ok - almost free :-).

Each visitor takes a similar picture :-)

No visitor is allowed to visit Royal Palace :-(

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fascinating Islamic architecture and historical places, peace and quiet of Chellah
  • Cons:Lack of tourist information at place, hot weather
  • In a nutshell:Two days is not enough!
  • Last visit to Rabat: Sep 1998
  • Intro Updated Jul 29, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Matt, you have visited lots of great places! >>> Tanks for sharing your great memories and for your good travel advice....

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 4:40 PM

    Great tips Matt, brings make nice memories of Rabat and makes me look forward to Saturday when I'm off to Morocco for 2 weeks. I rememebr those guards at the Tour Hassan - they seemed very happy to pose for photos but then expected lots of Dirhams!

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 2:18 AM

    Another interesting page, other wonderful pictures. I love the one of the turet above the Atlantic Ocean. So interesting the part related to Chellah.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Interesting because exotic, lots of practical information. Is there no way of only just peeping into a mosque for a non-Muslim? I wonder why Moroccans don't appreciate cats - would they rather have a plague of mice and rats? Chellah sounds really great.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2007 at 3:18 PM

    Interesting travelogues and tips. Thanks for explaining what a Kasbah is.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2007 at 1:35 PM

    an interesting page and great pics, bringing back nice memories ! Chellah & its storchs was also my favorite part of Rabat !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2006 at 9:32 AM

    Matt, these pages on Rabat are just excellent. Some awesome photographs. So sad about the poor cat! Great warning tips. Thorough, informative, helpful, well written, and, best of all, interesting.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2005 at 5:17 AM

    Hello Matt: How have you been? I really liked these pages on Rabat. Hans and I just returned home from Holland, Belgium & Prague. Had an awesome time there.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 1:22 PM

    Matt, it is another of your excellent pages ! You are right, 2 days are not enough for Rabat. I have been around 30 days in Rabat (not always visiting, though) and I have not visited everything yet !

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    Brings back good memories. Great job done. Congrats.


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