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“Very nice palace” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Palace of Rabat

Royal Palace of Rabat
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Full-Day Casablanca and Rabat Private Sightseeing Tour from Casablanca
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very nice palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I enjoyed walking around and not being bothered by guides who want to be tipped for any little thing. It was nice, relaxing and I loved the tiles and architecture of the palace.

Visited April 2013
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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751 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
“Grand buildings, but with no real surrounding atmosphere.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Arrived at Casablanca on the Thomson Dream cruise liner and opted to go on a tour of Rabat. Our tour guide appeared to be knowledgeable but we think that he was putting a gloss on things. On our way to Rabat we passed some dreadfully poor looking shanty towns where the people must live in real abject poverty only to be confronted with the cordoned off area in Rabat containing the Royal Palace. Our guide advised us that this was one of several palaces that the King had throughout Morroco. The buildings are very imposing and well laid out in amongst well tended gardens kept green with water continuously sprayed from hoses. One wonders however if the people living in the shanty towns have such ready access to clean water? However the only people going about the compound were parties of tourists. Other than men in uniform there were no local people to be seen so the area looked somewhat clinical and devoid of any real character.

Visited April 2013
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Miami, Florida
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124 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Worth a very quick look”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

The grounds of the palace are huge, but you can't go inside any of the buildings. It is worth a drive through, but not much more. We were told that all the beauty is on the inside. It's not worth much time.

Visited April 2013
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Regina
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119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“King was away, no one visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was an unneeded stop on our trip. We wasted about an hour here. Never got to see an of the inside and the changing of the guards was such a joke. Nice buildings.. duh.. you might expect!

Visited March 2013
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CT
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Interesting, but cannot go inside”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

I am sure this is an amazing palace, but all we were allowed to do was admire it from the outside while listening to our guide give us some history. I thought the most interesting part was the college inside the palace walls just for relatives and selected individuals. I would not make a special trip for this; it was included in our Gate 1 tour.

Visited February 2013
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