Parliament of Morocco, Rabat

Parliament of Morocco, Rabat

The Parliament of Morocco is located in Rabat. Since 1996, the national legislature has become bicameral and has therefore two parliamentary chambers: the Assembly of Representatives or the lower house, and the Assembly of Councillors. The Members of Parliament come from Morocco and the Moroccan-held parts of Western Sahara Part of the reserve powers, the King of Morocco has the right to dissolve the Parliament. In the past, during the "years of lead" under King Hassan II, this right was used extensively, along with suspensions and extensions of terms. Thus, until 1997, not a single elected Parliament was able to complete its term under normal circumstances. The role of Parliament, and the respect of the monarchy for its integrity, has increased considerably since 1999, when Mohammed VI took the throne. However, the power of Parliament is still being limited as it is the King who appoints the prime minister and on proposition from the latter, the members of government.
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Sight Name: Parliament of Morocco
Sight Location: Rabat, Morocco (See walking tours in Rabat)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Rabat, Morocco

Create Your Own Walk in Rabat

Create Your Own Walk in Rabat

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rabat is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Rabat Introduction Walking Tour

Rabat Introduction Walking Tour

Morocco's capital Rabat is known for its picturesque natural surroundings as well as man-made beauty manifested in a combination of old and new architecture, featuring Islamic and French-colonial styles, abundance of mosques and historic monuments. One of the city's most prominent sights is the iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, soaring over the ruins of a mosque. Follow this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Rabat Museums Walk

Rabat Museums Walk

Rabat is an old city dating back to the 7th century. A long history and great Moroccan traditions make Rabat a very interesting city to visit. Among other interesting attractions, Rabat has a number of unique museums. Take this walk in order to see some of the most amazing museums of Rabat.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Rabat Shopping Walk

Rabat Shopping Walk

Rabat is heaven for those who love shopping. The city has many shopping opportunities in so-called traditional markets or shopping streets. All kinds of clothes, shoes, leather, jewelry, pottery, handicrafts, carpets, rugs and many other oriental items can be found here. Take this walk to see the most famous and popular markets and shopping streets in Rabat.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Rabat-Salé Walk

Rabat-Salé Walk

Sale is the twin city of Rabat and it is located just across the Bou Regreg River. It is also a very old settlement with a rich history and some very interesting and fascinating attractions. Take this walk in Sale in order to see its most famous tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Medina and Kasbah Walk

Medina and Kasbah Walk

Rabat is a very popular tourist destination in Morocco. It has two main parts, the Old Walled City with the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas, Medina and others. There is also the Ville Nouvelle or the New City with the Royal Palace and fascinating buildings of modern architecture. Take the walk below to see the most amazing attractions in Old Rabat.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles