Rabat | Morocco: Best City Attractions

Rabat is the political capital of Morocco where big decisions are made and the parliament is held. It has a population of over 577K citizens. Rabat is a pretty modern city, it has a lot of landmarks and beautiful tourism destinations. In this article, we will provide you with some life hacks, tricks, tips, and places to visit while there.

1. Hassan Tower:

Hassan Tower is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat and the tower was planned to be the largest minaret in the world. In 1195, the construction of the tower begun. But unfortunately, it was stopped after four years because of the death of Sultan Yacoub EL Mansour.

In 1995, Tower Hassan was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. After 17 years, in 2012 this site attained the World Heritage Status. Hassan Tower is 43.89 meters long and was supposed to be 82 meters.

2. Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art:

It is always good to hack your time abroad by visiting museums. The museum of Modern & Contemporary Art was opened in 2014 and was funded and conceived by the current king of Morocco M6. Its architectural design makes it, more or less, a sort of a modern institution that tries to represent the modern touch in the Moroccan society. The design is made to match the concept of the museum itself. Inside, you find many different art pieces whose painters or sculptors are Moroccan and international. Also, some of the works are decorative in nature, featuring rich colors and intricate details. The museum also hosts many Moroccan and international works that vary between works that date back to 1950, contemporary Moroccan works, and many international traveling exhibitions.

3. Festival Mawazine:

Mawazine Festival has been active for more than fifteen years, started back in 2001, and takes place in Rabat and Salé every single year. This festival attracts the biggest artists in the world, such us Wiz Khalifa, DJ Avicii, Akon, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, Usher, Christina Aguillera and many others. It is also one of the biggest music festivals around the globe. In 2015, 200K people attended Avicii’s concert at Mawazine. Also, you can attend all the concerts for free, for many concerts take place in different stages the whole duration of the festival; there are some VIP passes, but the number of free places is more than sufficient for everyone. This year, Mawazine will begin on Friday, May 12th and ends on Saturday, May 20th.

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4. National Library of Morocco:

This national and cultural institution was built in order to preserve, disseminate, collect and process on a large scale the national documentary heritage and foreign documentary collections. Its mission is to encourage reading and publishing so that the country can sustain its culturally developed international and intellectual reputation. The expenses of the whole project were about 26 Million Euros. The library is a very calm and artsy destination and contains a wide range of books that you can choose from. The building was inaugurated in 2008 by the king Mohammed the 6th. Apart from its being the national library, it is also a very good place to visit and chill in; it also promotes and supports some parallel cultural activities such as “The Philosophers’ night”.

5. Street Art | Graffiti:

Culture and civilization in all its forms are strongly present in Rabat and have a special place in Rabat’s society. Another cultural event takes place in Rabat between the 21st and the 30th of April 2017. Jidar celebrates the multiculturalism in the streets throughout street art, Graffiti. Artists from all over the world take part in this event and decorate the city every single year with different graffiti artworks. In 2k17, artists from Spain, Morocco, Germany, Romania, Italy, Columbia, Mexico, Egypt and many other countries are to participate and collaborate to paint 10 walls of the city with their works.

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