The Imperial city of Rabat
The capital of Morocco is located on the Atlantic coast in the north-west of Morocco, the site is the product of a rich exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and european modernism.
The inscribed city encompasses the new town conceived and built under the French colony from 1912 to the 1930, including royal and administrative areas, residential and economic developments and the Jardins d’Essais botanical and pleasure gardens.
It also encompasses historic parts of the city dating back to the 12thcentury.
The new part is one of the largest and most ambitious modern urban projects built in Africa in the 20th century and the most complete.
The older parts include Hassan Mosque (begun in 1184) and the Almouahad ramparts and gates, the only surviving parts of the project for a great capital city of the Almouahad caliphate as well as remains from the Andalusian, or Moorish principality of the 17th century.
Rabat main sights
- Mausoleum of Mohammed V
- Mohammed V University
- Hassan Tower
- Chellah necropolis
- Kasbah of the Udayas
- Rabat Archaeological Museum
- OLM Souissi Stage