Rabat, the capital city of the amazing Morocco is often overlooked by travelers. For five hours touring the city through its tram from Rabat Seville to Tour Hassan, from narrowed street of tranquil Rabat Medina, and the old fortress and walls around the city to protect the place from Spain in 12th century. But I am not going to discuss much of its history because it does show how the city was formed from its rich culture and stunning infrastructures. My goal is to let the world know about the city’s hidden spots and the things you can do when in Rabat. Rabat is a UNESCO Heritage Site, that means a worth place to visit.
Old walls like those of Intramuros in Manila can be seen when I walked and got lost from Place du Novembre tram station. I met a friend of mine in Cafe dream to discuss some collaborations when I need to use a Google map (Thanks Google). It was not hard to find hotels and restaurants since you can just walk and choose which one you would like to check in for hostels and refreshments.
While walking to get a hotel check-in, I saw stalls for the barbecue of Sausages and chicken. It is being put in buns to make it as a sandwich-like or shawarma style. It cost 10 Dirhams per order.
I can sense the strong influence of the French during 20th century. Rabat has a unique European layout and I was like in country France, however, a little collection of North African plants. The gardens and buildings built are just some of French most ambitious of this country.
I chose to stay, booked a hotel to experience the magnificent city. I filmed some of the city’s landmarks and it will be uploaded on Youtube soon.
Do you have plans to visit Rabat in Morocco? Feel free to put comments below!