Get an early start to Rabat, the political and administrative capital of Morocco. It’s also Morocco’s most recent addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites register. Rabat can be considered a relatively new city, as it was only developed in the early 12th century. Explore the casbah by foot and enjoy the view of Rabat’s rival city and former pirate haven, Salé, from the top of the medina.
Rabat is also home to the King’s palace and its spacious grounds.
Visit the Hassan Tour, the unfinished minaret of the Hassan Mosque. The mosque was designed to be the largest at its time. Construction was halted by the death of Sultan Yacoub el-Mansour and was later destroyed by an earthquake.
Nearby is the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, beloved Sultan, King and the father of Moroccan independence.
Wander around Chellah, site of Roman ruins which were later extended into a necropolis by Merenid rulers. Chellah is also one of many stork colonies in Morocco, where storks are deemed the national bird.
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