Rabat is the capital of Morocco, and located at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg on the Atlantic Ocean
One of Morocco’s Imperial Cities and the capital of Morocco. It is and 7th largest city with a population of nearly 2 million. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, the city is filled with administrative buildings, shopping districts, and residential neighborhoods.
Mediterranean with warm to hot and dry Summers with average temps in the high 70’s and mild, wet Winters, average temps in the mid 50’s .
Agriculture, phosphate minerals, tourism and sales of fish and seafood.
Abou Hassan Medersa in Sale’: dating from mid 14th century, the medersa (Islamic school of learning) most known for its beautiful craftsmanship can be found across the Bou Regreg River, in the town of Sale’. Its interior walls and courtyard are covered with carved stucco and carved wood panels as well a traditional religious decor and zellige tile work.
Beaches: Swimming, surfing, and sunbathing
Chellah Necropolis: the ruins of the this 14th century city can be viewed from a terrace overlooking the site.
Hassan Tower: meant to be one of the largest mosques in the world, it remains unfinished, as construction stopped in 1150 when ruler, Yacoub al-Mansour died. All that remains is the tower
Mausoleum of Mohamed V: A majestic tomb where King Mohammed V and his son King Hassan II are buried features traditional Moroccan designs in the beautiful tile work and marble. Non-Muslims can view it from a terrace that is above the chamber.
Medina: 17th century architecture built in Andalusian style when Muslims migrated from the Andalusia area of Spain. The area includes the Jewish Center, the Kasbah District, a Merenid built fountain. Great shopping and prices can be found.
Mohammed VI Museum of Contemporary Arts: beautiful building in French Colonial architecture that houses art from the mid 1900’s to present day from most of the country’s best artists
Ville Nouvelle (New City): walk along the streets lined with French colonial architecture to the 17th century defensive wall separating this newer area from the medina. Rabat’s Royal Palace is just to the south and the current king still resides there today.Share this tour