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Address: Rabat Center, Rabat, Morocco
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Morocco's capital city was founded in the 12th century. Its modern downtown...

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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These were our very first days in Maroc. Simply said you cannot visit Rabat and not visit Old Town. Even better if you stay in Old Town. Also remember customs are different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were our very first days in Maroc. Simply said you cannot visit Rabat and not visit Old Town. Even better if you stay in Old Town. Also remember customs are different, and although there are a few bars that serve alcohol, they are very few in number. Also places that sell alcohol to go, almost non existent. From what... More 

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Thank EddieA1
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old town of Rabat is a real old place. Its narrow streets can sometimes be mistaken for corridors and it is bustling with all sorts of attractions. The cafes in particular are very attractive.

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Thank TheGalcierist
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An experience to behold... a walking tour is must to appreciate what treasures lie in the maze of alleys in Old town Rabat. I was told there are some 14 or 15 gates into the Old Town. Enjoyed the experience very much.

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Thank MS V
Devon, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The narrow streets of Rabat Old Town are fairly traffic free & make visiting a true pleasure. You can access many attractions ( catacombs, churches, viewpoints & numerous cafes) & it's lovely just to wander down through the back streets

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Thank RobandmarieDevon_UK
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The old city has many blue and white houses. It has the oldest mosque in Rabat. There is also beautiful view of the ocean. The market is full of various goods.

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Thank Rasha S
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You can walk hours looking at shops, food stands, old cafe, bazar... a popular place among the locals.

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Stamford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The exquisite carving and intricate wood work, the hustle and bustle of a very busy residential area. Nice tea shops and spice markets. Wonderful smells and sights.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Rabat is a great place to wander through - you can visit the catacombs too but they close at 4.30 (or earlier if there aren't many visitors). The locals were preparing for a festa - draping the town with hangings and setting out statutes. We sat in the square sharing a Maltese platter and just soaked up the atmosphere.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Rabat is a great city, very clean and good people. Transport is excellent and intercity trains connect Rabat with Casablanca and Marrakesh. We had good meals just outside the old walled city. Very reasonable in price. the old Portuguese Fort is also an interesting place to visit. It is the place where the Atlantic Ocean meet the Mediterranean!

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We just arrived in Rabat. Went out to find a local spot for dinner and walked around old town. It is very beautiful especially at night with all the lights. Nice people. We felt very safe. No worries at all. What a great night.

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