Top Things to Do in Rabat
Rabat is the capital of Morocco and it is the second largest city after Casablanca. Rabat is located in the north of the country on the Atlantic coast opposite the city of Salé, which owes it the name of Rabat-Salé thanks to its twinning with it. The city of Rabat is a major administrative and political center. It has embassies, the royal palace and major government authorities. The city of Salé is linked to Rabat by a bridge which creates a proximity explaining its twinning.
Rabat has an impressive architectural heritage, especially since the city is surrounded by ramparts. Rabat amazes its visitors with its many monuments such as the doors of the enclosure of the casbah, the minaret of the Hassan mosque dating from the 12th century which is located near the city. Rabat also has many museums which make it culturally rich.
Rabat charms visitors with its sixty kilometers of coastline that alternates between beaches and rocky coves. The hinterland of Rabat is incredibly diverse which makes many hikes of exceptional beauty possible. Thus, the city of Rabat makes possible many very varied activities. Indeed, the lake of the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah dam (about 20 km from Rabat-Salé) allows the practice of windsurfing or swimming. As for the Maamora Forest, which extends over approximately 134,000 hectares, makes walking, hiking or picnics possible. Visitors are charmed by its ecological diversity, which combines cork oaks with eucalyptus trees.
The center of Rabat also has a theater, the Mohammed V National Theater, which is one of the most important cultural institutions although the amphitheater is very often closed for financial reasons. On the other hand, Rabat has many residential districts. Indeed, the heart of the city is essentially composed of the Medina and the Oudayas and Hassa districts while the west of the city presents a succession of districts with around the ramparts, the old districts of the Ocean and the Orange trees. . Rabat charms with its architectural and cultural richness and its ecological and geographical diversity which make a variety of activities possible. We like to wander in the Medina and enjoy the various scents that emerge in its alleys like an invitation to taste local dishes.