What to see in Rabat, Morocco

Posted by on September 6, 2012

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Morocco is a state in Africa, however if you visit the place it doesn’t feel like you are in this continent. It is much influenced by the Mediterranean rather than Africans. The reason for this is because they are separated from the others in the continent with Sahara and the Atlas Mountains. Since the small country is situated both in the coastlines of Mediterranean sea and Atlantic sea, it has been an independent country for the past centuries. Its strategic location has certainly influenced its rich historical past. They were able to develop rich culture that is blended with Berber, European and of course African.

Rabat, Marocco

Rabat, Marocco

If you are planning to visit Morocco, there are exciting places that you should see and one of them is the city of Rabat. This is the home of numerous museums, beaches, historical places, monuments, galleries and archaeological sites to name a few. If you love arts, you will surely love Rabat as you can find several art galleries that houses fine collection. For outdoor lovers, Rabat is where you can experience the adventure of trekking in the high mountains. Do you love frolicking under the sun?  Since the city is located in coastline, there are quite a number of pristine beaches in the area. One of them is the Essaouira. It is a beautiful place if you are planning to do windsurfing. The waves and wind are perfect for this kind of activity.

Essaouira Beach

Essaouira Beach

Museums are considered to be the top sights in Rabat. The most famous ones are Doors of the Kasbah of Oudaïa, the Necropolis of Chellah and Minaret of The Mosque Hassan. Artificial ports in Rabat are also the must see places in the city. In fact, this is where you can find Casablanca which is the largest port in the world that is artificially built.

Necropolis of Chellah

Necropolis of Chellah

Mosque Hassan

Mosque Hassan

Hassan Tower

Hassan Tower

You should not miss the chance to see the La Corniche, Palace Royal and Quartiers des Habous. There are touristic centers there that are also found in the Marrakech. If you are searching for charming places to take your pictures, there is the popular Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens where you can find great sceneries and backdrop.

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace

Koutoubia Gardens and Minaret

Koutoubia Gardens and Minaret

There are also other places that attract tourists such as the Andalusian and Gnawa music festival. This event normally happens annually. Influx of tourists from nearby regions is coming to Rabat to enjoy the festival. The pleasant Mediterranean climate and the experience of the cultural heritage are among the two reasons to visit Rabat. The local scene is truly outstanding. There are famous artists and writers that have been inspired by the city.

Gnawa music festival

Gnawa music festival

 

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