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Royal Palace of Rabat

Address: Rabat, Morocco
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4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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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 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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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166 helpful votes 166 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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59 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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66 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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Beirut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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New Jersey
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61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Though we were not able to actually go inside the Royal Palace, it was interesting to see the site and then learn about the Palace, its use, the employees and the history from our guide. The building dates back to the 18th Century; Rabat has been Morocco's capital since 1912. The Royal Palace grounds include and Administrative building as well... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The stop at the Royal Palace of Rabat was the strangest site for me. We were basically escorted to the ground outside the palace. There were chain which set the restriction where the tourists were allowed. The distance from the chain to the palace entrance must be approximately 100 yards. Our local guide told us that we can take photo... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The palace grounds are large, but the only real attraction is the palace complex, and one can only look at the outside architecture and guards in various uniforms [army, navy, police?]. May be interesting for royals groupies, but otherwise not much to see - lots more at Chellah or the Mausoleum of Mohamed V.

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