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A culturally rich city

The Imperial City of Rabat is now the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. Its rich history is on display in the stones that decorate its streets, forming a charming setting that you will love exploring.

Recognized by UNESCO as a modern capital and historic city, Rabat is a distillation of Moroccan heritage. Look first to Hassan Tower, an unfinished minaret that has been watching over the city for over eight centuries. At its base, you will find an esplanade and the famous Mohamed V mausoleum. This monument is more than a burial site; it is a tribute to Arabic-Islamic art that showcases all the charms of the genre. It is carved in white onyx and adorned with marble, plaster and delicately carved woodwork.

Elsewhere in the city, you will find the Chellah, an ancient village whose vestiges still stand. Walk through its enormous gate and discover within its walls one of the country's most surprising archaeological sites.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of the Udayas. Take time to stroll through and soak up the peacefulness of the place. Tour the gardens that enhance the appeal of this ancient fortress and the art galleries all around before taking a break on the patio of Café Maure to sip a delicious mint tea with Moroccan cookies.

Explore Rabat, one stone at a time, and immerse yourself in the history of the kingdom.