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Rabat Old Town

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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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no stress

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 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.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Drouin, Australia
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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 

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