The Colors and scents of Rabat tour proposes to discover the Medina of Rabat
Longueur: 3.5 KM Durée : 3 H
The Bab El Had gate is part of the Almohad wall, built towards the end of the 12th century by Yaacoub El Mansour. “El Had” means in Arabic “the edge of the sword” (7ad Essayf). This gate was so named because it was in front of it that murderers were executed by beheading with the sword.
The Marinid fountain is located on Souika street, it dates from the Marinid era (13th-15th century).
This mosque, built by the Marinids in the 14th century, is located on Souika Street.
Located on Chellah Avenue-near the Great Mosque, it was established in 1933 by the Habous Department. It is one of the oldest public libraries in the Kingdom, and has a modern, rich and multilingual collection of books. The Bab Chellah library currently specializes in the history of Morocco.
This souk, located between the Great Mosque and Bab el Bahr, crosses the consuls street. Recently restored, it specializes in leather goods and jewelry.
Located on the consuls street, it is an ancient caravanserai, whose current activity is handicrafts.
An ancient caravanserai, this fondouk was built in the 17th century by the daughter of Minister Ben Aïcha, under the reign of Moulay Ismaïl. It has 36 shops on the ground floor opening on a gallery, with 36 rooms for accommodation upstairs.
The Consuls street or souk Tahti is the traditional souk of the city of Rabat close to the Kasbah of Oudayas and the quays. It took its name from the fact that the foreign diplomats resided there and this in order to negotiate with the corsairs the purchase of the captives who were resold in Souk El Ghazal square. Renovated in 2019, it is a place for walking and shopping in the stalls full of handicrafts including Rabat carpet.
The Bab El Kebir gate was built in 1150 by the Caliph Abdelmoumen and is one of the jewels of the Almohad architecture. 38.60 m long, 16 m wide and 13 m high, this gate consists of three rooms that follow each other in succession.
The Sqala of Rabat is a vast military monument with canons. It is a large platform with a trapezoidal plan, bounded on the North-East and west sides by a parapet in which 22 doorways exist (14 to the north, 5 to the East and 3 to the West).
One cannot mention the Oudayas without speaking of the Moorish cafe and its superb panorama, from its terrace on the circular Promontory. It is true that the recent works on Bouregreg and the construction of unsightly concrete buildings of Bab el Bahr, on the other side of the river, have considerably damaged the beauty of the panorama.
The Oudayas garden is a garden in the hispano-Moorish style, henceforth called the Andalusian garden, is a pure artifact, in the 1920s, by Tranchant De Lunel, the favorite architect of Lyautey, who had the idea of creating this garden at the foot of the Kasbah des Oudayas Palace, an ancient residence of the Alawite sultans during their stay in Rabat.
The museum was set up in the ancient pavilions erected under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail (1672-1727) to serve as a place of residence in Rabat. By its architecture, décor and garden, the building constitutes a masterpiece in itself. The museum was established there in 1915. It includes clothing collections representing several regions of the country.
This street extends from as-Sunna mosque to Laalou Avenue. Lagza is the intramuros part of this avenue; it begins at the Central Market. Renovated in 2018, the 1st part of Lagza is very lively, it is the commercial part, while the upper part is more residential.
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