Rabat, in Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, is a city of some 1,700,000 inhabitants.
From here it’s about 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest to Casablanca and 180 miles (290 kilometers) to the south to Marrakech.
Learn more about the past at Oudaia Gate; one of the most popular pockets of history in Rabat. Enquire about a guided tour, get photographs and deepen your knowledge of the events that shaped local history.
The Rabat Archaeological Museum is an excellent destination to go to discover Rabat’s interesting history. Walk along its cool hallways and browse the artifacts on display.
When you are in Rabat check out Harhoura Beach, a picturesque spot much loved by locals and tourist alike. On a fine day, this is the place to come to taste the sea air, enjoy long walks and paddle in the shallows. Enjoy the feel of your bare feet as you wander the coast or enjoy the peace.
Andalusian Garden is among the most photographed green havens around the city. Practice some tai chi, watch the passing parade, or just soak up the sunshine. This park is the perfect place to unwind.
Set aside a few hours to explore the Oudaya Museum, one of the most remarkable cultural destinations in Rabat. Admire the building and grounds, browse the various exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to discover some of the smaller museums in the area.
Once the private domain of the city’s ruling elite, today, the doors to Rabat’s most stately home are open to visitors from all over the world. Visit the majestic Royal Palace, where the crème de la crème of Rabat society once lived, worked and entertained.
Rabat is one of those special destinations that becomes a richer experience for visitors who dig a little deeper. The Grand Mosque, The Chellah, the Hassan Tower and the Al Borj are all recommended if you have a few hours to spare.