The Medina Of Rabat
The Medina of Rabat, if less phenomenal than that of Fez or Marrakech, will still attract visitors with its standard and authentic atmosphere.
Bordered to the east by the Almohad wall surfaces, to the west by the bordering wall surfaces of the Kasbah of the Oudaya, to the north by the Bouregreg, and to the south by the Andalusian wall, which divides the brand-new town from the old town, it is among the few Medinas to be so well protected.
It was developed by the Moriscos, the Andalusians eliminated from Spain by Philippe III in the XVIIth century who ended up being evacuees in Rabat. They erected the "Andalusian wall" (1400m) in order to safeguard the region situated inside the Almohad unit, which was also challenging as well as huge to defend.
Accessibility to the Medina is via two significant gateways, Bab El Alou and Bab El Had, located to the east, along the Almohad wall surfaces of the 12th century developed by Yacoub El Mansour.