Rabat things to do


Housing Roman ruins and a medieval Muslim necropolis, the Chellah provides a glimpse into Rabat's rich past. Stroll through a massive fortified gate with imposing turrets and marvel at ancient columns, decorative archways and an ornate minaret which is now home to nesting storks. Explore the history of the ruins and be transported back to a different era.

Kasbah of the Udayas

Pass through the sun-kissed fortified walls of the 12th-century Kasbah of the Udayas and explore one of the oldest quarters in Rabat. Wander through a pleasant maze of narrow lanes between whitewashed, blue-trimmed buildings and enjoy unparalleled views across the sea. Visit the Museum of Oudayas and admire el-Atiqa, the oldest mosque in the city.

Hassan Tower

Hassan Tower is one of Rabat’s most iconic landmarks. This red sandstone minaret, built in the 12th-century, was intended to be part of the world's largest mosques. Sadly the mosque was never finished, but the tower is magnificent in its own right. Wander the remains of the building and admire the 140-foot-tall minaret.


Take a short drive along the coast from Rabat and spend a day in the captivating city of Casablanca. Visit the whitewashed, neo-Gothic Casablanca Cathedral or enjoy a guided tour of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco with one of the world's tallest minarets. Stroll the palm-lined Boulevard Mohammed V and discover stunning Art-Deco and Islamic architecture.

Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

With lattice archways and traditional Islamic motifs decorating the whitewashed facade, this museum's design is a work of art. Its lavish architecture celebrates Morocco's past and present. Inside, you'll find a vast collection of artworks from renowned Moroccan artists and international exhibitions displaying works from famous artists like Pablo Picasso and Francisco Goya.

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