Rabat, Morocco's capital, has many stunning museums, including Mohammed V's Mausoleum and the Royal Palace. Although it may be smaller and less popular than other Moroccan cities such as Marrakech and Fez, it is a beautiful place to visit and much calmer to relax.
Let's explore Rabat city with an exciting list of the top attractions and things to do.
The Oudaias Kasbah
It is a fortress back to the 11th century surrounded by great walls, and you will find a small neighborhood of winding lanes rimmed by unique Andalusian-style houses. It is a great place for wandering and taking selfies within the narrow blue-and-white streets.
On the other hand, at the northern end of the region, you can explore a place that offers beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Salé to the north. The 12th-century Bab Oudaia in the southern wall is the most outstanding access to the Kasbah. The main road of Rue el Jamma leads from Bab Oudaia to the Kasbah Mosque, Rabat's oldest mosque.
The Hassan Towe
The Almohads built the unfinished Hassan Tower. It was the work of ruler Yacoub al-Mansour and would have been the minaret for his grand vision of a massive mosque on this site, planned to be one of the largest in the world. The Construction of the tower is decorated with carved motifs and designs. Unfortunately, the establishment was stopped after he died in 1150, and that is what remains of his original aspiring vision.
The Mausoleum of Mohamed V
The gleaming Mausoleum of King Mohammed V was built on the site where he joined thousands of Moroccans to thank God for giving their country independence. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the neighboring mosque; however, they can view the to see mausoleum tombs from a terrace above.
The Mohammed VI Museum of Contemporary Arts
If you are a big fan of Art generally and Morocco's modern art partition early, this museum is a great destination for your passion. It is one of Rabat's top attractions for travelers. This renewed museum is back to its French colonial days. This art of piece contains beautiful artworks of all the famous names of the art world that are back to the mid-20th century.
The River to Salé Medina
Salé's Medina is a pretty and scenic place to spend a lovely afternoon. The district is also home to Salés' Grand Mosque, the Mausoleum of Sidi Ben Ashir with its photogenic whitewashed tomb, and the Fondouk (khan) al-Askour, in addition to the Abou Hassan Medersa. You can also spend an enjoyable day wandering in local souks and recognizing their culture closely.
Rabat city is an impressive city that is worth spending one or two days to identify its various attractions. Just prepare yourself and get it into your touring list in Morocco.