marina here in Rabat has proved to be a safe place to leave the boat
us to use Rabat as a base for trips inland.
be seen in the centre of the picture with the town Sale immediately
making it possible to walk to the medina in Sale or across the river in
with short taxi ride into the new parts of town.
capital of Morocco, Rabat has its own long history and much to see in
around the old Medina and Kasbah.
top of the hill overlooking the river the minaret is all that is left
was the 2nd largest mosque in the world with the base of the
that can be seen of the original main building.
As well as
the mosque there is also the tomb of King Mohammed V the grandfather of
current, young reforming king. Mohammed the VI
introduced many changes to the country including universal suffrage,
education for children up to the age of 15 and a program of
development that includes many new roads and motorways as well as
airspace to create additional tourism and trade.
the mosque and the tomb there are beautiful gardens with some exotic
the most striking being the one pictured below.
know what it is called?