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  • Rabat is one of the Morocco's imperial cities
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  • The historical city of Rabat has many treasures within its walls, including the mosque and the Jewish quarter.
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  • The Hassan Tower is one of Rabat's finest landmarks. The site was supposed to house the world's largest mosque, but the building was never finished.
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  • The Mohammed V Mausoleum sits opposite the Hassan Tower, the second great monument of the city.
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  • The shrine contains the tombs of the Moroccan king, Mohammed V, and his two sons.
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  • Perfect for a game of hide and seek...
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  • Fortifications of the ancient Medina.
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  • View of the Mohammed VI Royal Palace
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  • Ruins of the ancient Roman city of Chellah.
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  • View of the Hassan II Tower
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  • The entrance to the Hassan Tower is watched over by two guards on horseback. The tower is 45 metres high.
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  • After visiting the Kasbah, take the opportunity to wander around its relaxing Andalusian-style gardens.
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  • The imperial city Rabat lies 175 miles from Tangier. The capital of Morocco since 1912, it had almost attained this status under the rein of Yacoub el Mansour. Inside the Medina, the ochre gate of the Oudaia casbah is reminiscent of the sentiment at the time. Head to the Moor cafe to take in a view of the Bou Regreg estuary before returning to the "rue de Consuls". Here, you will find merchants auctioning ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Morocco

The imperial city Rabat lies 175 miles from Tangier. The capital of Morocco since 1912, it had almost attained this status under the rein of Yacoub el Mansour. Inside the Medina, the ochre gate of the Oudaia casbah is reminiscent of the sentiment at the time. Head to the Moor cafe to take in a view of the Bou Regreg estuary before returning to the "rue de Consuls". Here, you will find merchants auctioning carpets. In the imperial city, the Hassan II tower rises on an esplanade that was meant to have been used to erect the largest mosque on the planet under the rein of Sultan Yacoub el Mansour. Its incomplete minaret is 144 feet high. Nearby, the Mohamed V mausoleum, open to non-Muslims, holds the king's tomb, made of white onyx, in a funeral hall surmounted by an arch lighted by stained glass windows. Don't miss the Chellah necropolis at the end of the afternoon. A minaret made of polychromic earthenware rises from the bushes of a terrace garden.

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