The capital of Morocco, Rabat is a charming imperial city on the Atlantic seaboard that provides a relaxing contrast to the hustle and frenetic traffic of Marrakesh and Casablanca. Like many Moroccan cities, it is divided between the French-inspired “Ville Nouvelle” with pleasant leafy boulevards and the original 12th-century medina and walled town.

However, its laid-back, accommodating atmosphere belies its notorious past, which plagued European shipping with Barbary pirates and privateers for years. Today, Rabat may lack the excitement of Fes or Marrakech, but its easy-going nature and a mix of historic sites make it a fantastic starting point for experiencing Morocco. Allow a few days and you can take in the impressive ruins of the Hassan Mosque, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the fortress Kasbah des Oudaias and the ancient Roman site of Chellah rebuilt by the Merinids in the 14th century.

Rabat Hotels


This exquisite former residence of the Pasha of Rabat has been completely redesigned by architect and decorator Chafiq Kabbaj. It gives a glimpse into the lifestyle of notable figures in Rabat society while providing the comfort and elegance of contemporary living. Euphoriad, situated within this lovely setting, offers a delightful culinary experience. The traditional Moroccan cuisine, made from fresh ingredients and prepared daily, is served with refined service. The hammam, made of beautifu...

Euphoriad Morocco

Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses$$$$

Riad Zyo$$$

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