On my roundtrip trough Morocco, we also visited Rabat, the capital of Morocco. From the city itself I noticed that it is a very busy and modern town. All embassies are located here in Rabat, the seat of the Morrocan government
Entering the city, beautiful houses and less beautiful buildings
The old town of Rabat with its souqs is behind this city wall
Modern Rabat is also a mixture of old and new
the city is very animated. Everywhere you can see the French influence in the architecture
In the middle of a large boulevard is this beautiful street to walk along. They call it the Champs Elysee of Rabat.
Little trains for a roundtrip, and chats in late afternoon and evening when it cooled down
We also had a look on the Royal Palace in Rabat.
It is very beautiful with lots of artwork but still looking simple an not overloaded like our Royal Palaces
Lots of tourists of course
I loved this door, but it was locked so I couldn't say "hello" to the King
We then visted an unfinished Mosque the Hassan Tower
Begun in 1195 AD, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque, also intended to be the world's largest. In 1199 the construction on the mosque stopped. The tower only reached 44 m (140 ft), about half of its intended 86 m (260 ft) height. The rest of the mosque was also left incomplete, with only the beginnings of several walls and 200 columns being constructed.
These unfinished columns were very strange to see.
On the opposite side of the Hassan Tower is the Mausoleum of Mohamed V where you can see the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons.
there is not much to say, the artwork inside and outside was just breathtaking
In reality it's even more beautiful