Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and my first stop in this country. 1 or 2 days are enough to experience the city. Full of people during the day and with many colours and scents, the Medina is the most vibrant part of the city and a 5 senses experience. The other places you cannot miss on your visit are:

Mausoleum of Mohammed V

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower, on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat. It contains the tombs of the Moroccan King Mohammed V and his two sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The beautiful and very detailed building is white with a green roof; it seems like a palace, so impressive. At the other side of the esplanade there is the Hassan tower. Also, there is a beautiful fountain close to the tower. The main gate to the esplanade is decorated with two guards on horses dressed with Moroccan costume. This is a very touristic place, free and very accessible.

Kasbah of the Oudayas

The Kasbah of the Oudayas is located in Rabat, Morocco. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main gate of the place is the imposing gate of Bab Oudaya. Once inside the streets are painted in blue and white. The entrance is free but some locals will be trying to guide some tourists to earn some tip. The best is to avoid them because they are very insistent. I really liked the colours there, how narrow the streets are, the flowers used as a decoration, the peculiar doors and windows, the views to the Ocean and the beautiful main gate. The Kasbah is not very accessible because some of the streets have some stairs and there are no ramps. Also no signs, or I least I didn’t see any but anyway the locals will help with the dead-end street. Even do is worth to go for people with reduced mobility as well.


Chellah is a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis located in Rabat. It is one if the main monuments of the city. As the Kasbah, this place is also World Heritage. Once this place was a Roman city, now mainly ruins and a lot of storks. A calm place full of history. Some parts are accessible and some others not. There is a discount for people with disability, just ask at the ticket office. To go there is worth to take a taxi once back outside, if you walk a bit further to the main road, you can get better prices for a taxi back to the city centre.

Personally, the hardest part of visiting Rabat was walking through the Medina when it started to get dark. With so many people and so much chaos, I got very nervous walking with my cane. Anyway, this was a short time and the rest of the visit was easy and quite interesting.