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Why Visit Rabat, Morocco

Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat is among the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Being the capital of the country, it is exceptional in its mix of amazing architecture, history, and culture. With an abundance of charming sites and points of interest, a Rabat itinerary is one filled with something special for all kinds of travelers.

Start your Rabat sightseeing by visiting the mini-blue city in Kasbah of the Udayas. The postcard-like area was built in the 11th century and is home to the Kasbah Mosque, the Andalusian Gardens, and the Oudaias Museum, as well as other one-of-a-kind pieces of architecture. Some more examples of beautiful constructions in the city include the Medina of Rabat, the Great Mosque of Sale, and the Chellah. It is also important not to miss exploring the Hassan Tower, as it is one of the main landmarks of Rabat.

To get to know the history and culture of the city better, make sure to include some museums in your Rabat tour. A great one to add is the Bab al-Rouah archaeological museum, which actually also stands as the city gate. Those interested in modern and contemporary art should most definitely visit Musee Mohammed VI Art Moderne et Contemporain, while historians can enjoy getting to know more about the area through currency in Musee de Bank Al Maghrib.

As for some quality family time or relaxation after intensive sightseeing, visit the National Zoo of Morocco to see animals, specific to the region. Another great idea is going to the beach and trying out some of the sporting activities, as there are plenty on the shores of the capital, such as surfboarding, windsurfing or jet skiing.

Make your way to explore the numerous monuments and museums in the city, stroll along the authentic streets, taste traditional Moroccan couscous or enjoy some leisurely activities. Rabat is great for it all!

Best Things to Do in Rabat, Morocco

  • Stroll the capital's Kasbah of the Udayas area
  • Check out the Kasbah Mosque and the Andalusian Garden
  • Step back in time as you explore the Medina of Rabat
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