The capital of Morocco, Rabat, is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. The name of the city literally means "Fortified Place". The city has just over a million people. As Rabat is an administrative city, it does have many shopping districts and residential neighborhoods, but history and culture lovers can also find just what they need: Rabat has a few official galleries and an archaeological museum. Both modern and reserved, the city has many fascinating historic sites such as pictureque Kasbah of the Udayas, built in the mid 12 th century. At the end of the 12 th century the Hassan Tower was started to built, but was never completed. The heart of the city consists of three parts: the Medina (old town); the Oudayas and Hassan both located to meet the Bou Regreg; and the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of hotels in Rabat are situated in the old town an travelers can find both budget and luxury options.
Nice Accommodation on Reasonable Price
Some cheap hotels can be found just in the heart of Medina, or walking distance around it. You can see a lot of signs pointing to hotels while walking around or you can just find some hotels online. Some cheap hotels are Hotel Splendide, Hotel de la Paix or Hotel Central. As situated in the old town or near it, most of these places suggest wonderful view from the windows, as well as comfortable and nice accommodation. You can reach a lot of historical sites and other attractions just by foot or stay in these Rabat hotels: Belere Rabat, B&B Rabat Medina, Atlantic Agdal.
Sites from Fairly tales
More luxurious Rabat hotels can offer an accommodation just like from One thousand and one nights. A lot of luxuriuos hotels in Rabat have an ideal locations, a great service, is full of character and looks like a set from Aladin. Riad Dar El Kebira; Riad Kalaa or Sofitel Rabat Jardin des roses might be a good option, as they suggest high quality, beautiful rooms and nice service. You can find these hotels and other good options online.
What to Do in Rabat
There are many things to do in Rabat. As most beautiful cities in Morocco, sometimes it is enough just to wander around, or to go to one of the city's parks. A lot of cafes in Rabat can offer good tea and sugary treats. For the lovers of the music the Mawazine festival could be very attractive. The festival started in 2001 and was welcomed by Mohammed VI, King of Morocco. A lot of famous musicians, such as Scorpions, Rihanna, Elton John, Stromae and many others have performed at the festival. What is more, the festival is free. Just keep in mind, that some special areas or stages, especially the small ones, require payment.