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Though established as the capital of Morocco, it was never truly acknowledged as a travel destination. Yet, travellers searching for cheap air tickets to Rabat are about to find out soon that this is one of Morocco’s best hidden treasures! Fabulous colonial architecture, wide avenues lined with palm trees and a cosmopolitan aura will assure you that you are in the capital. At the same time a few steps away, the peaceful Kasbah will remind you of the colourful past of Rabat; a Kasbah tiny in size, walkable and easily explored. The locals? Modest, friendly and ultra-welcoming. The food? The Moroccan cuisine is delicious! All in all, Rabat is the place to be if you’re travelling to Morocco, an indispensable stop on your itinerary, if you wish to get the whole picture of Morocco. What’s more, cheap hotels in Rabat are easy to be found, as it’s a quite budget-friendly destination. Book your flights now and enjoy one of the most interesting experiences in your life!
Rabat is often described as the most conservative city of Morocco. Indeed, here you will scarcely come across the open-mindedness of other Moroccan destinations - no wonder Rabat does not rank among the top tourist destination in the country.
Give it some time though, search a little deeper and you will discover a well-balanced wealth of sites, attractions and activities that make up a travel destination that has nothing to be jealous of others. Sightseeing, history, traditional cuisine and fine dining, everything blends the old and the new, from the bustling city centre to the historic core of the Medina.
Rabat boasts a long and impressive history, with strong bonds to the age of the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Almohads and the Merenids. Stretching at the banks of River Bou Regreg, Rabat became the capital of Morocco in 1956.
Allow at least three to five days to explore both the tiny – but stunning – Medina and the modern Centre Ville.
The airport of Rabat (Rabat–Salé Airport) is located 8 kilometres northeast of the city centre and is served by bus No. 2.
Getting around Rabat
You can get around Rabat by bus or railway. Fares start from 2.00MAD and minimum taxi fare costs 7.50MAD.
You may have visited many medinas during your travels, but the Medina of Rabat is like nothing you have ever seen before. The Old Town of Rabat, also called Kasbah des Oudaias, was founded by the Berber Almohads in the 12th century at the location of the ribat fort, after which they named the whole city.
You can enter through the Bab Oudaias gate, frequently housing art exhibitions, and wander easily around the old town; the Kasbah is tiny and extremely walkable, 150 metres long at its maximum length.
The National Jewellery Museum is housed in the halls of the Bab Oudaias Gate, boasting exceptional collections of jewellery dating back to the pre-historic, Roman and Islamic years, collected from throughout the country.
Continue to Rabat’s two main points of attraction, standing over River Bou Regreg, facing each other.
- “ Le Tour Hassan” is the name of the tower that was intended to be the world’s tallest minaret, at a height of 60 metres. The Hassan Mosque was eventually built, however the construction of the minaret left incomplete due to the sudden death of the sultan, in 1199. The mosque was later badly damaged by the earthquake that hit Rabat in 1755, yet this is still a fantastic and awe-inspiring location.
- Opposite the minaret stands probably the most significant religious monument in Morocco, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V - fortunately open to non-Muslims. A beautiful building reflecting the elegant Moroccan architectural and decorative style, the Mausoleum houses the tombs of King Mohammed V and his two sons, Hassan II and Moulay Abdallah.
Deepen your experience in Rabat, by visiting the Archaeological Museum of Rabat. This excellent museum traces back the Moroccan history from the pre-historic era to the Islamic conquer focusing on the Phoenician and Roman eras, through collections of archaeological items discovered all around Morocco.
Finally, you shouldn’t leave Rabat without visiting Chellah, the ancient Roman metropolis Sala Colonia and later necropolis of the Almohads and the Merenids. Chellah is one of the most interesting archaeological places in Morocco and a pleasant getaway from the bustling city!
The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber. French is also widely spoken by the locals and English seems to become more and more popular.
To travel to Morocco, you need to have:
- a valid passport not expiring for at least 6 months after your travel dates
- a return ticket
Greek citizens are not required to have a tourist Visa, for a maximum stay of 3 months. In case you would like to stay longer, you should visit a local police station and state so, within 15 days of your arrival in Morocco.
When to Go
The best time to visit Rabat is during the months of spring and autumn, when rainfall is occasional and temperatures remain at pleasant levels, 20ºC-25ºC during daytime and 10ºC lower during the night.
The period from November to January is also appropriate weather-wise, with more or less the same weather conditions and a bit lower temperatures at night.
Summer in Rabat is extremely hot, temperatures can rise up to 40ºC, but it’s in no way prohibitive, as long as you are prepared and organised.