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Address: Rabat Center, Rabat, Morocco
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Stockholm, Sweden
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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255 reviews 255 reviews
166 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was windy, raining and very cold so we didn;t stop too long. The alley ways are interesting with blue paint on the bottom part of all the house and shop walls. This is because the mosquitoes don't like blue colour, preferring the off white colour, we were told! Nothing much was open so my critique is probably influenced by... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very crowded place, but you can get anything and everything there. Language (English) can be a challenge, especially if you speak French.

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Rabats old media is much better preserved than Fez's for example. It's gorgeous, blue, and full of wonderful street art surprises. The cafes inside a little bit more pricey but definitely worth the gorgeous view over the ocean. I'd recommend finding a guy who wants to give you a tour and being clear about the price at the start.

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Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very interesting. inspiring history at rabat salee building architecture astonishing! you need to bring along your camera for souvenir photos. the people are very nice and ready to relate history of their place of residence. the sea is not faraway and one has a splendid view of the ocean

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Newcastle, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We weren't sure what Rabat had to offer before our visit so on our first day we just wandered towards the ocean and then walked towards the old town(or kasbah). Young men were waiting by the gate to offer their services as guides and although sometimes reluctant to be guided this way we took up the offer from one very... More 

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New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Unlike the touristy old towns of Fes and Marrakech, Rabat's old town is more "local" with restaurants and stores more targeted to the people who actually live there. It's slower pace is certainly welcome after the intensity of the other cities.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The old town in Rabat is no different than any other Medina around Morroco.The only good thing is that the shop keeprs do not put pressure on tourists to buy their produce.

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