On Your Own in Rabat



Nestled on the Atlantic coast, Rabat stands as a captivating blend of contemporary elegance and ancient history. This cultural city boasts a tapestry of masterpieces adorning its streets and squares, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its storied past and vibrant present. If you do not visit these with your guide, you may want to include them in your free time.

Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Begin your journey at the Hassan Tour, an iconic minaret that once aspired to be one of the tallest in the world. In the same square, explore the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a marvel of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

Street Art

Rabat is the home of Jidar, a street art festival that happens for a week to 10 days every year, usually in the Spring. Artists are invited from Morocco and around the world to paint walls in the city. Regardless of when you come to Rabat, there is an opportunity to see the delightful and insightful murals.

Contact GenuineMorocco for a day tour or include a street art in your multiday Morocco visit.

Culinary Delights

Rabat offers an array of gastronomic experiences. From the boat restaurant Le Dhow, offering stunning sunset views on the Bou Regreg River, to Dar Rhabia in the medina, and La Table de l’Amiral perched on the seashore, and La Maison Arabe, where the essence of Moroccan cuisine comes to life in each—Rabat promises a culinary adventure.

Kasbah des Oudayas

Explore the majestic Kasbah des Oudayas, a testament to splendid Moroccan architecture surrounded by enchanting gardens.

Artisan Workshops

Discover unique creations at Rabat’s boutique for French potter Marilyn Bottero. Her fun, brightly colored creations come in different forms, from cloth bags and lampshades to tagines and teacups. Marilyn also conducts creative workshops for both adults and kids. Or experience the intricate metalwork at Pop Art-L’Art Moderne, the tiny workshop owned by brothers Mohammed and Mohssin. The brothers create both traditional and contemporary lampshades from various metal sources, including old olive oil tins and other canned goods. Both shops are open daily from roughly 9am to 6pm, usually with a break for lunch between noon and 2pm. Both offer a glimpse into the city’s vibrant artisan scene

Rue Souk

Indulge in a shopping spree at Rue Souk, where Souika extends into Sabbat, housing small shops brimming with jewelry, traditional clothing, and modern wares.

Mohamed VI Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Immerse yourself in the world of modern and contemporary African art at the Mohamed VI Museum, a testament to Morocco’s commitment to artistic innovation.

Recreational Pursuits

Rabat caters to sports enthusiasts with the mythical Dar Es Salam Royal Golf Course and numerous equestrian clubs offering horse-riding, obstacle courses, and polo matches.


Take a stroll through Chellah, an ancient medieval fortified city along the Bou Regreg River, revealing its Roman roots and Merenid Sultan influences.

Wine Tasting

Domaine Ouled Thaleb, Located between Rabat and Casablanca, Domaine Ouled Thaleb was founded in the early 1920s, the winery was a leading force in the Moroccan wine-industry revival in the 1990s. The area’s cooler temperature leads to a different taste of the wines when compared with those produced in Meknes.The panoramic restaurant offers the ideal place to relax and soak up the vistas while choosing the best wine to pair with a sumptuous meal.

In Rabat, every step is a journey through time, where modernity meets the echoes of an illustrious past. It is an easy stop to explore on your own.