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1. Royal palace and mosque

2. Hassan tower

3. Kings' mausoleum

4. Chellah

5. The garden

6. The sanctuary

7. Oudaïa gate

8. Kasbah de Oudaïas

9. The medina

10. Platform view

11. Andalucian Gardens

12. Modern town


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The medina

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco
Rabat, Morocco

Far less impressive than most other medina's of large Moroccan towns, the one of Rabat still has its share of stories to tell. The quarters were built by Muslim refugees from Badajoz, following the total Christian takeover of Spain. They tried to reconstruct as much as possible from their old life. Very much of this has survived into modern times.
Houses resemble much what is found in Tetouan and Chefchaouen. They are part stone and part whitewash. Doors are often grand in scale and dark-wood studded.
The medina is only partly aiming at tourists, and seems to be rather on the affordable side, making Rabat a good place to do shopping of Moroccan souvenirs.

By Tore Kjeilen