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Address: Rabat Center, Rabat, Morocco
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Description: Morocco's capital city was founded in the 12th century. Its modern...
Morocco's capital city was founded in the 12th century. Its modern downtown area has many historic sights, shops and nightlife attractions.
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Old town at night

You can walk hours looking at shops, food stands, old cafe, bazar... a popular place among the locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You can walk hours looking at shops, food stands, old cafe, bazar... a popular place among the locals.

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Stamford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The exquisite carving and intricate wood work, the hustle and bustle of a very busy residential area. Nice tea shops and spice markets. Wonderful smells and sights.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Rabat is a great place to wander through - you can visit the catacombs too but they close at 4.30 (or earlier if there aren't many visitors). The locals were preparing for a festa - draping the town with hangings and setting out statutes. We sat in the square sharing a Maltese platter and just soaked up the atmosphere.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Rabat is a great city, very clean and good people. Transport is excellent and intercity trains connect Rabat with Casablanca and Marrakesh. We had good meals just outside the old walled city. Very reasonable in price. the old Portuguese Fort is also an interesting place to visit. It is the place where the Atlantic Ocean meet the Mediterranean!

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We just arrived in Rabat. Went out to find a local spot for dinner and walked around old town. It is very beautiful especially at night with all the lights. Nice people. We felt very safe. No worries at all. What a great night.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Rabat is underappreciated. It is worth a few days split between the medina and Kasbah (including beautiful views of the Atlantic and the harbor) and the city itself which is well organized with some good museums and some nice strolling among the government buildings and tree-lined residential streets. The tram is an excellent way to get around and some the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Clean, calm, smooth, easy: start your Moroccan trip in Rabat- it is for sure most Europen city in Morocco. Stroll down the streets, get some souveniers and enjoy, eat with locals and have a mint tee. No one is going to bother you, try to sell you something or make you nervous. Take your time checking stuff, buy pottery or... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is a quite small medina, basically two streets and not a lot of shopping. Genuine though. Easy to navigate and lots of locals

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The map shows the Sale area across from Rabat. We spent our time on the Rabat side of the water. If you only have a day or so you will too. There are separate reviews for the medina and other site but this "site, Rabat Old Town" seems to encompass alot of area. It was a lovely Sunday so after... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

you can visit the medina without stress ,the merchants let you walk and look in peace,you can with tranquility loose in the labyrinth of smaal streets,a peace of mind.very interesting,the majority of the locals are honest.

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