Rabat’s medina is located on the coast and is spacious, clean and full of friendly locals. It is encircled by walls built by the Andalusians driven from Spain in the 17th century and has six gates.
The most important of these is the Bab Bouiba, which provides access to Souika Street and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V., Bab Chellah, which is the nearest gate to the centre, a taxi rank, and the Jemaa Kebir Mosque.
The main street is Souika Street, a place full of crafts shops, where you can find the Moulay Sliman Mosque and Jemaa Kebir Mosque, the great mosque.
Stroll down Rue des Consuls, with its elegant glass roof, where the old houses of the foreign representatives were located. Today it is full of vendors selling exotic rugs.
Next to the medina is the Kasbah of the Udayas, with an imposing gate and an interior full of narrow streets, white and indigo houses and an Andalusian garden with the famous fountain of fortune. It is also home to the Moroccan Art Museum.
This is an esplanade next to the river where the ruins of an ancient Almohad mosque from the 12th century are located. Particularly noteworthy is the Hassan Tower, with a height of 44 meters and surrounded by a total of 200 columns.
Opposite the tower is the beautifully decorated Mausoleum of Mohammed V - Hassan II, where worshipers recite the Quran day and night.
The Almohad Walls in Rabat partially encircle the city and were built in the 12th century when the Almohads designed the capital. It has five gates and a modern art gallery inside.
This is an ancient Roman city rebuilt in the 13th century by the Almohads as a necropolis. There are roman ruins such as the market, a forum, fountains and a curia building, which is the best conserved building of them all.
The Muslim part is made up of the Merinid Necropolis, ruins of the mosque, the zaouia and the fountain of canons. Many people visit this fountain to see the eels that live in it, which are said to have the power to cure sterility.
With wide streets and big office buildings, along with many modernist buildings from the French protectorate era, the main street - Mohammed V Avenue, deserves a special mention.
Here, you'll find the 19th century Royal Palace, located on an enormous site surrounded by walls with seven gates and majestic gardens.
The most lively and commercial area is Hassan II Avenue.