Medina in Rabat

Rabat, a charming city

Rabat, a charming city

A unique heritage showed in a wide array of cultures

The Imperial City of Rabat, aka the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, boasts a rich history which is noticed in the stones decorating its streets, forming a charming setting that you will love exploring.

Recognized by UNESCO as a modern capital and historic city, Rabat has a long-standing 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 this heritage. It is carved in white onyx and adorned with marble, plaster and delicately carved woodwork.

Elsewhere in the city, you’ll find the Chellah, which is an ancient village whose standing vestiges are impressive. Roam through its enormous gate and discover inside of its walls, one of the country's most surprising archaeological sites.

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

Explore Rabat and immerse yourself in the history of the kingdom.

 

The Rbati secrets

Vivid culture

Being a city rich in high places and monuments, Rabat also stands out for the vitality of its intangible heritage.

The rbati handicraft is the staple of this city. In the lively medina, time seems to stand still. From father to son, craftsmen work there on fabrics, leather, gold and silver jewellery, not forgetting the famous rbati carpet, which is a masterpiece of finesse and harmony. Not far away, in Sale, pottery, ironwork and basketry are making the fame of this region, to which a whole complex is dedicated.

The city also boasts unique festivals. Renowned as a World festival, Mawazine is held where free concerts take place, inviting the biggest national and international stars, to share memorable moments with tens of thousands of spectators. All year round, the capital of Morocco hums to the beat of world music ; with tunes from Andalusia and the swing of jazz orchestras in major events.

In Rabat, the heritage is rich. It’s where culture and passion meet !

The Rbati secrets

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