We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rabat Old Town

Rabat Center, Rabat, Morocco
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$591*
and up
4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
75%
Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Morocco's capital city was founded in the 12th century. Its modern...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Morocco's capital city was founded in the 12th century. Its modern downtown area has many historic sights, shops and nightlife attractions.
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    13
    27
    10
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have now visited the 4 principle cities. The old city of Rabat has charm, history and a good feel near the sea. Approach through the gardens and enjoy tea by the sea with almond cookies Moroccan style. It closes at sunset so leave yourself time to enjoy the ambience and the blue and white houses nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Drouin, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you want to fill our senses then go to the Medina in Rabat! Smell, taste, touch and see! Amazing! Yes you do need a guide, very easy to get lost in the alley ways. Never felt threatened, all though like any crowded place, you do need to keep a tight hold on your bag etc. I loved the amicable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Diego, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Well, i think most of the places i did visit in Rabat were worth the visit. You can use the train. But I think you will need somebody to direct you. Otherwise , you will need a taxi. Taxi's are not expensive, so this might help. We found a nice restaurant and I had a prety nice meal there, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Rabat is too spread out to see it all by walking. However they do have a brand new European style above ground train that circles within the city, you might be able to use that to get around. But I don't believe it goes to alot of the main sites of Rabat, so you might want to hire a guide... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rabat, Morocco
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I have been living here awhile and found the best walk through the old city down to the beach and back through Oudayas. This is a nice stroll of about 3 km (+ whatever you care to go in the medina) with sidewalks in a pleasant part of the city and offers, shopping- cafes- a beach walk and the beautiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Rabat Old Town also viewed

Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region
Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region
 
Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region
Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region
 

Been to Rabat Old Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rabat Old Town staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?