Hotels in Rabat
Tourism in Rabat
Rabat, the capital of Morocco since 1912, was founded in the 3rd century B.C. and since that time, was occupied by Romans, the Berbers and the Almohades. However, its most important settlers, the Muslims, are the ones who have left the greatest mark on the city, along with the Phoenicians or the Catholics.
The climate of Rabat is Oceanic, due to its situation on the coast, but it is also similar to the Mediterranean climate due to its high temperatures in the summer and lower temperatures in the winter. This makes Rabat the perfect place to visit at any time of year, both in combination with Casablanca or Fez, or alone.
A visit to the city of Rabat must certainly include the Medina, limited by the walls which were built by the Moors and the Almohades. Other places of interest are the souqs, particularly those selling jewellery and carpets, rue des Consuls, Mulay Mekki mosque, the Kasbahs des Oudaias, dating from the times of the Almohades, Hassan tower, the Royal Palace or the necropolis of Chellah. Rabat is a peaceful, elegant city, where one can enjoy all the charms of Morocco in a less crowded atmosphere than that of its imperial neighbours.