Medina of Rabat

GPS coordinates: 34°01’38.8″N 6°50’00.5″W (34.027433, -6.833474)

Medina of Rabat differs from medinas of Fez, Marrakesh or Essaouira. Its streets are wider, sellers are not that importunate, it’s hard to get lost and ultramodern trams are running along ancient walls. This fusion of old times and new canons is additionally mixed up by the straight Mohammed V avenue – that goes right through medina and Ville Nouvelle.

Ancient walls

What to see in medina of Rabat

Besides walking around you can take a look at:

– The Old Market (see coordinates in the beginning);

– The Central Market: 34°01’20.8″N 6°50’19.4″W (34.022434, -6.838729);

– Mosque of Moulay Sliman (constructed in 1822): 34°01’24.7″N 6°50’14.6″W (34.023523, -6.837382);

– Fountains on Bab El-Had square in front of the gate with the same name: 34°01’18.7″N 6°50’26.7″W (34.021866, -6.840742).

There’s Nouza Hassan garden next to medina.

Many riads are located here. Due to proximity to sights of the city and train station “Rabat Ville” medina is a convenient district for accommodation.

Busy street
Minaret of Moulay Sliman mosque




New building is being erected inside of medina
End of small street
In this medina there are even some address plates. You can see a piece of it on the left wall

Walls and cars




A street

Rabat in the night


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Medina of Rabat is marked with blue polygon:


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