Sights And Sounds Of Rabat
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Start off your day with incredible, breath-taking Moroccan architecture. Inspire the senses as you walk through the residential streets to arrive to the Mausoleum.
The Hassan Tower, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, is an ancient minaret of an unfinished mosque, only built half way up to its planned height, and yet still statuesque among the Rabat landscape. I love the open plaza and the sweeping views of the city!
After a visit to the Jardin, simply walk through the Oudayas neighborhood. Moroccan cities follow a code for painting their buildings: Rabat and Casablanca in white, Marakkesh in stunning orange... but Oudayas is the exception, with white buildings lined with an incredible aquamarine. The architecture is astounding!
Visit the ancient Roman ruins on the outskirts of the city. The structures are truly awe-inspiring, and the landscape spreads out in every direction, providing a myriad of opportunities to hike, explore, and of course take beautiful photographs.
I would stay at: Hotel Belima
Hotel Belima is warm and welcoming to international travelers, with simple amenities and good food. Located across the street from the Parliament, it is conveniently located at the heart of the capital.