On the Atlantic coast of the country is the city of Rabat, which is the capital of the state of Morocco. The rich historical past and the beauty of the city attract a large number of tourists to Rabat. But rest in Rabat is expensive. In this city, everything is truly royal royal beaches, royal golf courses, royal stables. But if you have the opportunity to live in a luxury Hilton hotel, then your vacation will be truly royal.
Rabat is the center of the political life of the country. There are many state institutions and foreign embassies, here the king lives in the royal palace. Mohammed V. University is located in Rabat.
Rabat is a very beautiful city, it is buried in shady avenues and green oases of parks, and its picturesque quarters are rich in historical monuments. On the shores of the blue ocean lined white buildings under a blue sky, which is why the city itself seems white and blue.
The port in the city does not work. This is primarily due to the proximity of such large ports as Casablanca and Kenitra. Strong sand deposits do not allow for the entry of large vessels. Therefore, it is used only for pleasure walks and water sports. On the shore, local fishermen in a makeshift market offer their daily catch. At your request, you will be cooked immediately on fire. And the products of local craftsmen are in great demand, they can offer you carpets, fabrics and hardware that are of good quality.
Rabat is one of the major centers of Arab culture and education. In the Museum of Muslim Art, you can see unique collections of oriental jewels. For viewing, tapestries, fabrics from silk, wool, golden brocade, wooden sculptures and much more are on display. Rabat is also rich in historical sights, among which it is important to note one of the remarkable monuments of antiquity – the tower of the unfinished Tur Hassan mosque, whose height is 69 meters.
Its old part – Medina – has its centuries-old history, which is covered in many legends and narratives. She lives by her customs, crafts and traditions. Here, carpets and bedspreads are hand-woven, lace is knitted, oriental poufs, silver and copper utensils are made. Moroccan rugs are well known throughout the world. Only Muslim people live in this part of the city – weavers, tinkers, shoemakers, potters, etc. The streets in Medina look like mountain trails that meander among the stunted houses of shops and mosques.
The old and new parts of the city are divided by a wall, which was built in the XII century. Also here is a rather interesting object – Kazba fortress, which was built in the same XII century. Also here, the residence of the King of Morocco is located almost nearby. Every Friday, the king from his palace goes to prayer at the Jamaa Ahel Fez mosque. The departure ceremony looks very magnificent and colorful.