Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and is one of the four imperial cities.
It was founded in the 12th century on the Atlantic Ocean shore as a military town. During the French military occupation, the city was the main administrative center. Then, Rabat became a capital when Morocco proclaimed its independence in 1955. Beside its administrative role, being the main location of all embassies, Rabat is an important cultural and economic center in Morocco. Thus, the city is the main center for food processing industry, especially fruits and fish, and textile industry which can be noticed for its unique carpets and blankets.
Due to its modern characteristic shaped by the Western influence combined with the historical one inherited from the Arabo-Muslim past, Rabat is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In our tours you will discover some of the most important Rabat attractions. One of them is the Hassan Tower, which was designed to be the largest minaret in the world but its construction has stopped and you’ll find out why. You’ll also visit the medieval Chellah necropolis with Roman ruins, the Medina of Rabat together with the beautiful Kasbah of Oudayas. Depends on the time when you visit Morocco, you may see Rabat on musical rhythms during some of its most important music festivals such as Mawazine World Music Festival and Jazz au Chellah.