PHOTO: The quiet city of Rabat in Morocco. (photo via Flickr/Anthony Tong Lee)
Rabat is like a visitor’s “starter Morocco.” It hits all the cultural marks without overwhelming travelers with its bustle. A new report in Traveller gives some insight into how to explore this marvelous city.
“The capital is a conservative, orderly and uncrowded town of wide avenues and French-era squares with a quirky medina (old town) at its center and an imposing kasbah (fortress) overlooking the sea and its river,” writes Brian Johnston.
Definitely include a visit to the Chellah, says Johnston.
“The Chellah has the remains of an old Roman trading post and later fortifications, topped with storks' nests and scented with orange trees,” he says.
Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine at Le Dinarjat.
“The traditional Moroccan cuisine is as good as the romantic decor in this Andalusian-style courtyard house in the medina,” he says.
And the big must-do before you leave is the Kasbah des Oudaias.
READ MORE: 4 Reasons Morocco is Best Experienced By Group
“Check out its ornate and monumental entrance gate, Andalusian Gardens, old mosque and tea houses before browsing art galleries and admiring the views,” says Johnston.
For more on traveling to Rabat, read on here.