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Royal Palace of Rabat

Address: Rabat, Morocco
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4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
Ranked #14 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Salem, Oregon
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395 reviews 395 reviews
137 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the many royal palaces in Morocco. The King does not normally live her, but visits occasionally. There are several government buildings that are in regular use. We were in Rabat during a royal wedding, so the grounds were only available to visit in the morning. We were with a tour group, so there was no need... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately one is not allowed in any of the facilaties. The site is interesting the explanation of the Moraccan government is good to be explained while on the grounds.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was an impressive site. Luckily we had a guide to explain what we were seeing. There are 3 types of guards at the entrances. Photographs are allowed. The description of how the royal family takes in children of little or no means to be educated if they are deemed worthy and gifted is admirable. The grounds are beautifully kept.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Impressive architecture and beautifully dressed armed guards at the palace entrance is what I remember most about this site. Normally you aren't allowed to photograph guards, but at this site it's allowed but only from a great distance. As with most sites of interest in Morocco, I'd highly recommend reading about most sites prior to visiting so that you will... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Other visitors told us that this was a "must see sight". Well continue with the myth if you must but personally I'd rather not waste my time again. After registering with the police so we could gain acess to the "palace" we had a longish walk in late afternoon sun through well manicured lawns to the mosque which we couldnt... More 

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Washington DC
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If the guard feels like it and you are willing to give up your passport, you may be admitted to the King's royal enclave. You will have no guide and you will have no idea what you are looking at. Apparently, all the people who work at the palace live in very nice homes on the grounds. It is so... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Every tourist comes in a big bus, walks across the plaza and stands about 100 meters from the opening to the palace. Guards from all the military branches guard the entrance, but their rifles don't have any magazines in them! I found that amusing in itself. It's a pretty facade and pleasant for 15 minutes but then you walk back... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I happened to walk past here on the way to see Chellah, I wandered in under the main drive way gate and the security guard there was very friendly and asked me if I wanted to go in. I agreed and they asked for my Passport to take whilst I was inside - which I got back at the end.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

we took a car and driver to the Royal Palace and seat of Parliament. Our driver was known by the guards so he drove us to right in front of the palace and told us he's leave us there and we could just walk around. This area is the seat of the Moroccan government, it is sort of like the... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

you can't get much near ofcourse but still you can see the beauty of the place, the surrounded gardens, even the crossing roads fells like Champes elysee!

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