Rabat Arabic Ribaṭ city and capital of Morocco. Visit top-rated must-see attractions.
Rabat bears witness to a capital city conceived at the time of the Protectorate at the beginning of the 20th century.
City of rabat. Airport tram shopping centres cafes and restaurants all the amenities are within your reach. See 45910 traveler reviews and photos of Rabat tourist attractions. Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and as such it is easily accessible from many other Moroccan cities.
Since November 2018 there is a high-speed train that connects Tangier and Rabat and it covers the distance between the two cities in two hours. Modern and even reserved by Moroccan standards the city also has many fascinating historic sites including the picturesque Kasbah of the Udayas built in the mid-12th century. Mouth of the Wadi Bou Regreg and the medina old city of Rabat Morocco.
On the Atlantic Ocean shores it has kilometres of well equipped beaches that lead to the neighbouring city of Casablanca. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Rabat Morocco on Tripadvisor. Now a predominantly residential area it is a peaceful and beautiful place to wander around the narrow white-washed streets some painted a refreshing blue.
We have reviews of the best places to see in Rabat. Rabat was founded in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mumin as a military town. On the facing shore of the river lies Sale Rabats bedroom community.
Rabat is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg opposite Sale the citys main commuter town. A DIY street art tour of Rabat Moroccos charming capital city 5 min read Published Aug 22 2018 Beyond the walls of the prestigious Mohamed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rabat is becoming an open-air art gallery with local and. Today Rabat is the political hub of Morocco and the home of the King His Majesty Mohamed VI as well as various ministries dignitaries and embassies.
Rabat boasts an outstanding coastline. The project successfully adapts modernist town planning and architectural values within the context of the Maghreb whilst incorporating them into the framework of the ancient city with its many historic and heritage components. One of the countrys four imperial cities it is located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Wadi Bou Regreg opposite the city of Sale.
Rabat is located on the northwest shore of Morocco facing the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the Bou Regreg to the north. Rabat الرباط literally Fortified Place is the capital city of Morocco. The city steadily grew but went into an extended period of decline following the collapse of the Almohads.
Casablanca is only an hour away by a modern high-speed train meaning Rabat is a suitable day trip from Casablanca if you want. It was re-established as the capital of Morocco in 1912 during the French Protectorate Era and has continued its function as the capital city after Moroccan Independence in 1956 ever since. Rabat is the third largest city of Morocco with a population nearing 2000000.
Together with Temara the cities account for a combined metropolitan population of 26 million. Moroccos coastal capital since 1912 Rabat has just over a million people. Occupying the oldest part of Rabat Kasbah des Oudaias lies as the original site of the city complete with stunning river and ocean views.
Find what to do today this weekend or in February. Fez and Marrakesh however are a fair bit further taking roughly 35 hours and 45 hours respectively. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg.
The capital city is conveniently connected by train with both Casablanca Fez and Marrakesh. With its modern infrastructures and various festivals Rabat is a living city.