Travel to Rabat and you’ll be surrounded by history. The Kasbah of the Oudaias is the place to go bargain hunting, or head down to the Old Medina and wander the twisting, turning streets and alleyways in search of a bargain. To find out more about the history of this important sea port and its position as a key defensive location on the coast of Morocco, take a tour of the Almohadan fortress and citadel, which dominates the skyline and has the charming, tranquil Andalusian gardens at its base.
Roman history has had a huge influence in this region, and there’s nowhere better to see it in all its glory than by visiting Chellah. This Carthaginian city was conquered by the Romans, but eventually nature took back control and today, in amongst the surprisingly well-preserved ruins, you’ll find this is an important nesting site for storks and other birds.
Art is important to Rabat, and you can see both traditional and modern interpretations in the various museums and galleries throughout the city. The Modern Art Museum is a must-see, as is the Bank Al Magrhrib Museum. For a great photo opportunity, the Royal Palace won’t disappoint, or you can climb to the top of the citadel for a great view of the sunset over the Atlantic.