What to see in Rabat
Rabat’s rich history stretches back to the 12th century, a unique legacy recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2012. As one of Morocco’s four imperial capitals and the country’s administrative centre, the city expanded within the walls of a fortified town founded by the Almohad dynasty during their conquest of North Africa. Shaped by a multitude of rich influences, Rabat intrigues with stories of French artists, Moorish exiles and legendary corsairs who settled here. From the remains of the ramparts and gates of the Almohad era, to the iconic Hassan Tower, built during the era of Sultan Yacoub el Mansour in 1184, the city is full of gems from the past.