The capital of Morocco is one of the most interesting destinations that the African continent offers us. So much so, that last June 2012, UNESCO included it in the list of World Heritage Sites . For this reason, a visit to Rabat is essential for great travelers in which to discover the thousand treasures that the Moroccan city hides.
Rabat, located on the Atlantic coast , in the northwestern part of Morocco, was under the French protectorate from 1912 to 1930. It has a lot of interesting places, and getting to know them will be the perfect objective to plan a getaway.
Modern capital and historic city
Within this consideration granted by Unesco, they include from the new city built at the time of the French protectorate, to the oldest parts of the city dating back to the 12th century. All those places are worth a visit. The medina, the city walls and the Almohad gates, the Chellah archaeological site, as well as the Kasbah des Oudaia, the Mohammed V mausoleum and the Hasan Tower.
The new city is very interesting, since it was planned with a very rational vision, with buildings of great beauty and architectural modernity. It has large green areas, and well-conceived public buildings. On the other hand, the historic city , full of historical monuments, also has great value that must be preserved. This balance between tradition and modernity is one of the great incentives to visit Rabat.
Rabat, welcoming city
In addition, the city has opened up to tourism and visitors, which is also another point in its favor. An example of this is that a new terminal was inaugurated at the Rabat-Salé airport (it is about 7 kilometers from the city) just one year ago, which receives flights from the main European cities.