An entire day in Rabat

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Bab Oudaia

Of the imperial cities in Morocco we had not as high expectations of Rabat as we had for Fes and Marrakech. Today this "lower opinion" was to be corrected. Morocco's capital is really worth a trip. Our hotel Riad Dar Al Batoul (see review) was situated near the Kasbah Oudaia, so first goal was walking through the narrow kasbah streets.

The kasbah is entered by the impressive gate Bab Oudaia and contains not only a labyrinth of narrow streets with blue and white lime-washed houses, but also a palace with a relaxing Andalusian garden (orange trees!). The entrance of the garden is behind café Maure, from which terrace you have a beautiful view over Wadi Bou Regreg to the fortified city of Salé.

Yet another labyrinth is formed by the streets of the medina with the typical Rue des Consuls. We spend the hole day walking and sitting in Rabat and had a ball of a time. Passing Hassan tower and the majestic building of the mausoleum of Mohammed V, we saw the modern, white cathedral of Saint Pierre. Behind the church we discovered a lovely french restaurant with garden and life music. Enjoying, food, wine, music and sun, well it could be worse...

Not to be missed is the Chellah necropolis with the remains of a roman city and a mosque. Everywhere around you see and hear the storks. Together with the superb view over the Bou Regreg valley, this is the highlight of Rabat. Watch out for the droppings, it usually won't be rain in these places!

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Bab Oudaia
Bab Oudaia
Boulevard el Alou
Boulevard el Alou
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Medina
Rue des Consuls
Rue des Consuls
Rue des Consuls
Rue des Consuls
Light of Rabat
Light of Rabat
Lamp
Lamp
Were is the player...
Were is the player...
le voila!
le voila!
City wall
City wall
City wall
City wall
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Oudaia Kasbah
Miauw at café Maure
Miauw at café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Café Maure
Salé
Salé
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Andalusian garden
Hassan Tower
Hassan Tower
Horse guards near Hassan Tower
Horse guards near Hassan Tower
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Cathedral Saint Peter
Cathedral Saint Peter
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Jama es Souna mosque
Near Jama es Souna mosque
Near Jama es Souna mosque
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Bab Zaer, gate to Chellah
Bab Zaer, gate to Chellah
Bab Zaer
Bab Zaer
Bab Zaer
Bab Zaer
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Chellah Necropolis
Avenue Mohammed V
Avenue Mohammed V
Rabat central station
Rabat central station
Train station Rabat
Train station Rabat
Rabat
photo by: asturjimmy