Rabat, also known as the "Garden City", is the administrative capital of Morocco, Africa
It's a traditional yet modern city - a dynamic mixture of ancient history and modern culture. Surrounded by a rich amber coloured landscape, the city itself is very elegant, with its wide harmonious boulevards, flowers, gardens and luxury shops.
Don't miss the Tour Hassan - the last remains of an unfinished Mosque. It's one of the cities most prominent structures. Then there's the Mohammed V Mausoleum - one of the most peaceful and serene places in the city.
There are many idyllic walks you can take in Rabat, all within earshot of the Atlantic Ocean's surrounded by colourful flowers and bright blue skies.
The many fine buildings and monments within the city walls bear witness to Rabat's proud history as the capital city of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Head down to the Oudaïas Kasbah area. You'll find a maze of winding streets, where ancient Islamic art co-exists with the modern city. The Oudaïas Kasbah is like a glittering mosaic; incredibly enchanting. You'll want to come back again and again.
The superb white medina of Sale is also well worth a visit. Just opposite the Oued, this house of fine artwork is an absolute treasure.
Take a stroll through the city's exquisite gardens. They're stunning - perfectly manicured, and incredibly colourful and exotic. Most of the gardens have been created using flowers that come from all over the world. They're criss-crossed with pathways and footbridges, making idyllic walking routes.
The Moroccan rail system runs along two branches: from Casablanca to Oujda, and from Tangier to Marrakech. Second-class travel is quite comfortable for most journeys. In summer, note that first class ensures...
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