Rabat, capital of Morocco is located on the Atlantic coast in the North-West of Morocco. The site is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism. Rabat is described as a modern and historic city, and for such shared heritage, Rabat has been ranked by UNESCO in 2012 as a World Heritage of Humanity. The city shows different construction phases from the Almohad period (12th century) up to present day. It encompasses the New Town (Ville Nouvelle) conceived and built under the French Protectorate from 1912 to 1930s, including Royal and Administrative areas, residential and commercial developments, and the “Jardins d’Essais” botanical and pleasure gardens. The New Town is one of the largest and most ambitious modern urban projects built in Africa in the 20th century and probably the most complete.
Its famous historical monuments are: Archaeological site of Chellah, Archaeological site of Chellah, the Almohad ramparts and gates, the historic gardens, Hassan Mosque and Mohammed V Mausoleum.
Archaeological site of Chellah
Kasbah Oudayas, (traditional coffee shop)
The Andalusian medina
Other places are pleasant to visit like the boating port Marina, located at the mouth of the mythical river Bouregreg, visitors could enjoy various restaurants and coffee shops. The town is with good public transport (taxi, tramway).