Rabat Old Town, Rabat

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#8 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Morocco
Rabat Old Town represents the city's vibrant downtown area. With buildings and houses painted white, this picturesque organic urban core features many scenic gardens and historic sites. Originally created in the 12th century by Andalusian Muslim refugees fleeing from Spain, the Old Town grew in a vibrant urban area packed with traditional shops, cafes, restaurants, and stalls selling bagged mint tea, leatherwear, bags, and accessories. Craft and antique shops showcase Berber carpets and embroidered fabrics, as well as copper pieces. Or visit in the evening; the Old Town has a bustling nightlife. Put Rabat Old Town and other Rabat attractions into our Rabat online trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I think it's a must-see, there's a beautiful castle right at the end of town, and the view is really beautiful. It's nice to see that all the houses are the same color in the butcher's.
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  • Worth the effort, architecture is interesting and there are some great views at the seaward side, also there are some interesting local smells and the surfaces are uneven underfoot.  more »
  • This is a cool looking city with bright colors and great local stories Easy to navigate and short walk Could spend an afternoon  more »
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