18 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Rabat, Morocco's capital, rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas
Rabat is the perfect city for budget travellers with lots of history and character
realy a lot to see, easy to spend 2 or more days, if you are in good condition you can walk nearly all
It took till my third trip to Morocco to get to Rabat, and I wish I'd gone sooner. It doesn't have the hardcore exoticism of Fez or Marrakech, but it struck me as a great slice of "normal" modern Morocco. You've got your neat old medina, your massive old fort, your Andalusian gardens...and your slick new tram and your groovy 60s buildings. The feel is reasonably cosmopolitan, which is nice, but also with some strong traditional underpinnings (it has the imperial history that Casablanca lacks). It's a good scale for exploring, and the tram connects to Sale, just over the river, for even more sightseeing. Next trip, I think I'll start in Rabat!