Moroccan Moments

The Travellers Guide to Morocco




Rabat - the capital city of Morocco

Moroccan Cities and Towns

Agadir
Casablanca
Chefchaouen
Essaouira
Fez
Marrakech
Meknes
Ouarzazate
Rabat
Taroudant
Tangier
View of the Rabat coastline

Map of the Rabat area.



Rabat had been the imperial capital of Morocco in the 12th century but this title later went to Fez and Meknes.
During the Franco-Spanish Protectorate in the 20th century, The French made Rabat the administrative centre, and it bacame the capital when Morocco gained independance in 1956.

Although Rabat has its old quarter (medina) and markets (souks) these are not as facinating as those of Fez and Marrakech which have played a more important part in history.
Rabat is mainly a large modern city, with a population of 2 million, and wide tree lined streets with smart cafes.

Rabat can be accessed via Rabat Airport situated 10 Km east of the city

The following golf courses are in the Rabat area -

Bouznika Bay Golf Club, a 9 hole course, approximately 20Km south west of Rabat, towards Casablanca.
Dar Es-Salam Royal Golf, a 45 hole course, 8 Km south of Rabat, just off the Rommani road

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