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[Africa Travel] Morocco: Rabat

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Rabat is the capital of Morocco and is less well known than Marrakech and Casablanca, but it also has a World Heritage Site. Rabat is a world heritage site centered around the old town called Medina, making it a famous tourist destination in Africa. Since it is the capital, there are many government agencies and many embassies. With its historic old town, it has many historic buildings and is highly recommended for history lovers.

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Location

Rabat is a city located in the northern part of Morocco.

History

Rabat has a cemetery that seems to have been built in BC. It was under Roman rule during the Roman Empire and was ruled by Islamic forces in the Middle Ages. In the Middle Ages, Rabat declined, but with the settlement from Spain, it will be restored again. It became a French protectorate from 1912, but has achieved independence after the war.

Climate

Rabat has a Mediterranean climate. Temperatures range from 7 ° C to 30 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Arabic and Berber are the official languages in Morocco. French is used as the second language.

Security

Rabat is the capital and has many political institutions, so it is the safest place in Morocco. However, going out at night is dangerous and should be avoided.

Race

Most of Morocco are Arabs and Amazighs. There are also a small number of immigrants from Spain.

industry

Rabat is a World Heritage Site, so tourism is popular. It is also known that there are many administrative agencies because it plays a central role in politics.

religion

Islam is the state religion in Morocco.

currency

Moroccan dirham is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Mausoleum of Mohammad V

The mausoleum where Morocco’s founding father, Mohammed V, sleeps is one of Rabat’s most famous tourist attractions. Admission is free for non-Islamic people.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Kasbah des Oudaias

Kasbah of Udia is this fortified city built in the 17th century. The interior is lined with houses unified in sky blue and white. There is a terrace with a great view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Rabat old town

The old town of Rabat is narrow and narrow like a maze. You can enjoy a lot of shopping with specialty carpets, spices, tableware, babouche and argan oil.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Hassan Tower

The Hassan Tower was built in 1195 by those in power with the aim of building the world’s largest mosque and tallest tower. It is a tower that is high enough to look good.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Jardin Zoologique de Rabat

A zoo in Rabat. It is known for the breeding of atlas lions. There are animals unique to Africa such as gazelle and griffon vulture.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Royal Palace of Rabat

There is a palace where the current King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, lives. It is a historic building built in 1864. There is an alpha mosque dedicated to the royal family and a large garden on the premises, and you can take pictures.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Jardin Exotique de bouknadel

A popular botanical garden in Morocco. It takes about 3 hours to see all of them at the botanical garden founded by a French gardener in 1951.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Plage de Rabat

Rabat Beach is a place of relaxation for Rabat citizens. Rabat Beach is a treasure trove of waves suitable for surfing and is crowded with swimmers and surfers in the summer. There are restaurants and cafes nearby.

Sightseeing spot 9 : National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum houses the remains of Morocco’s prehistoric and Islamic dynasties. There are also many exhibits from the ancient Roman Empire.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Medina Souk

There is a market in Morocco. Many Moroccan products are sold, and many locals come to shop. You can buy souvenirs.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Chellah

It is the oldest archaeological site in Rabat, left in the place where the city was built in the ancient Roman era. The ruins are weathering, but you can see the remains of medieval mosques and minaret.

Hotel

Rabat has plenty of accommodation. Rabat-Sale Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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