London – UK (STN) to Rabat – Marocco (RBA) Return Ticket
Price: £ 43.98
Average Fare: £ 120.00
Savings: £ 76.02
Date: 26.04.2018 to 03.05.2018
- Located on the coast of Morocco, far away from popular tourist cities like Fes and Marrakech, and without the name brand of Casablanca, Rabat sometimes doesn’t get much love. However, this historic city has plenty to see for history buffs and there are many secrets that archaeologists still haven’t figured out about its long past.
- The area around Rabat was populated by Romans and there are lots of ruins to prove it. One of the two primary Roman roads in Morocco extended all the way to the Atlantic to Chellah (known as Sala Colonia in Roman times), where you can still see the ancient ruins and pillars that were left by the civilization.
- While it might not have the crazy medinas of Fez or Marrakech, it’s still considered an imperial city. It was founded by Yaqub al-Mansur to make it his capital, but the plan was abandoned after his death in favour of leaving Marrakech as the capital.
- While some cities might get a building or two declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rabat lucked out and had the entire Medina named one in 2012. That’s a large chunk of land, and hopefully, the new designation will keep the area well-preserved for centuries to come.
- There are several families (called Rbatis) that have lived in the city for centuries. The original families came from the High Atlas mountains along with Yaqub al-Mansur after he founded the city all the way back in the 12th century.