WWII French Fortress

This Fortified coastal Battery dates from World War II. At the time, Morocco was a French colony, when Nazi Germany invaded france, they gained control over some french colonies too, in fact, when the United States landed troops in North Africa they fought against the French and Moroccan soldiers stationed here. I don’t...

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The Chellah of Rabat

The Chellah was first built by the Romans. Most of Morocco was once part of the Roman Empire. Rabat and Sale were the far south western boarder of Rome. The Chellah was built by them as a fortress town. *For some amazing roman ruins check out the abandoned city of Volubilis outside of Meknes. This city contains all the elements...

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The Rabat Archeology Museum

The Rabat Archeology Museum is perfect for a rainy afternoon, and provides good value the entry fee of 10 Dirhams. The collection consists mostly of statues, sculptures and pottery unearthed since the end of the french colonial era. The Highlights of the collection are a group of large bronze statues. Most of the artifacts are...

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Wedding Season in Morocco

Wedding season in Morocco lasts all summer long, and reaches fever pitch during the month before Ramadan, which will fall in mid august this year. Moroccan weddings are huge events, money exchanges hands between the families of the bride and groom before hand, and the actually civil ceremony is held sometimes weeks or months...

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Running at the Hilton Park

The Hilton Park is the best place to run in Rabat. This fenced and guarded public running path is the perfect place for a run or walk. It’s very popular with women, who might feel uncomfortable running at the beach or elsewhere in this culture. The best way to get here is by taxi unless you are staying in Agdal. Tell the...

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Tour Hassan

-Tour Hassan The Tour Hassan is the signature site of Rabat. It was built in the middle ages and partially destroyed by an earthquake. The pillars were re-stacked and the giant topless minaret still dominates the skyline above the bouregreg river. Admission is free, but the site closes down whenever the king or members of the...

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