The capital of Morocco, Rabat sits on the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for landmarks of Islamic and French-colonial heritage.
A top tourist attraction is the Kasbah district. Here inside the fortress wall that date from the 11th century you’ll find a small and peaceful neighborhood. Here you can stroll along twisting white and blue lanes in Andalusian-style.
Visit the Kasbah Mosque which was built in 1150 and is the oldest mosque in the city. This area also offers great views over to Sale and the Atlantic Ocean.
Outside of the mosque are the beautiful Andalusian Gardens that were laid out in the early 20th century. Within the gardens you’ll fine the Oudaias Museum housed …show more content…
The museum has found its home in a building from French colonial days. Here you can view the art work of almost all of the country’s top names in the art …show more content…
Along the street you can see French colonial architecture. On the edge of the district Avenue Hassan II follows the 17th century Undulations Wall that separates the modern city from the medina.
To the south of Ville Nouvelle is Rabat’s Royal Palace, constructed in 1864 and is surrounded by a grand wall. The complex is interesting to look at but isn’t open to the public since the current king resides there. You can get the best photos from nearby Sunna Mosque.
Across the Bouregreg River facing the city is the town of Sale. The town is home to some interesting medersas (madrassa – Islamic school of learning and mausoleums. Of particular interest is the Abul Hassan Medersa dating from the 14th century. If you climb up to the roof you can get great views of Rabat.
The medina area in Sale has interesting things to see like the Grand Mosque, the Mausoleum of Sidi Ben Ashir and the Fondouk al-Askour. You can also shop in some of the interesting souks.
Part of the Lac Sidi Boughaba Parc National located in Mehdia is a freshwater lake which is a stopover for thousands of birds that migrate between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. The lake offers some of the best bird watching particularly between October and