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Rabat International Airport
Address: Salé, Maroc
Code : RBA
Telephone : +212 5378-08090
Distance to Ritz Carlton hotel 21km – 30 mn
What to do in Rabat
Morocco’s capital, Rabat, is often overlooked by tourists. They may stop – but they don’t stay. It doesn’t necessarily have the allure of the more famous Marrakech or Fez. True, it has some sights, but not in the density or grandeur that visitors can find in other cities and so, for those on shorter trips, it slides down the list of places to see.
In truth, though, Rabat offers an interesting snapshot of the development of Morocco. It is really three cities in one.
It is an ancient city, with the first development starting in the 12th century. The walls around the old town went up and a fortress was constructed for protection and as a base of attack against Spain (then Iberia). But the expansion of the city was suddenly halted when its leader died and Rabat fell into decline for several centuries.