Rabat Museums Walk (Self Guided), Rabat

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.
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Rabat Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Rabat Museums Walk
Guide Location: Morocco » Rabat (See other walking tours in Rabat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Author: alice
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Oudayas Museum and Andalusian Gardens
  • Mausoleum of Mohammed V
  • Costume Museum
  • National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication
  • Galerie Bab Rouah
  • Musée de la Monnaie de Bank Al-Maghrib
Oudayas Museum and Andalusian Gardens

1) Oudayas Museum and Andalusian Gardens (must see)

Oudayas Museum and Andalusian Gardens is the most visited place in Rabat. It is an outstanding piece of old Rabat architecture, culture and view. The museum shows the history of Rabat and its art works. The Gardens are located just next to the Kasbah des Oudayas. It is a very pleasant and beautiful park with a lot of flowers, roses, fruit trees and wide alleys and it is also very popular among locals, especially women. The garden was built by Tranchant De Lunel architect, under French rule, back in the 1920s. Next to the garden there is a very pleasant café. The museum works Wednesday- Monday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Mausoleum of Mohammed V

2) Mausoleum of Mohammed V (must see)

Mausoleum of Mohammed V was built by King Hassan II for his father Mohammed V. The building is a marvel of the Alaouite dynasty architecture and is a mausoleum and the resting place of Mohammed V and his two sons: King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The structure is located within the Yacoub Al Mansour Square and is a real king’s mausoleum by its beauty. The mausoleum was design by a Vietnamese architect. The structure is white with a green top roof, specific for the modern Moroccan architecture. The interior is absolutely outstanding and richly decorated and it is one of the few religious sights that is open to the public. The mausoleum is open daily from sunrise until sunset.
Costume Museum

3) Costume Museum

Costume Museum is a very interesting place to go in Rabat. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions and the museum has an extensive and fascinating collection of costumes, clothes and jewelry that show how people were dressed in the area since ancient times until the late Islamic era. The museum also has some paintings that show how these costumes looked on people.
National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication

4) National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication

National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication is located within the Ministry of P&T in Rabat and was established in 1970. The museum is a very interesting and popular tourist attraction. The museum has an extensive collection not only of postal stamps and envelops, but also of all kinds of telephones, telegraph machines, a telegraph with printer and a machine to send pictures a long distance. The museum has some very interesting postal vans.
Galerie Bab Rouah

5) Galerie Bab Rouah

Bab Rouah is one of the most outstanding architectural structures and art galleries in Rabat. It is one of the five Rabat gates, also called the “Gate of the Winds”. It is huge and well preserved. The gate itself and its doors are richly decorated with amazing ornaments. Inside the gate there is an art gallery, a very popular one that has permanent as well as temporary exhibitions. The paintings belong to modern local artists and among them are such names as Farid Belkahia, Hassan Glaoui and Labied Miloud.
Musée de la Monnaie de Bank Al-Maghrib

6) Musée de la Monnaie de Bank Al-Maghrib (must see)

The Bank Al-Maghrib is the central bank of Morocoo and it was founded in 1959. In 1992, the bank opened the Musée de la Monnaie de Bank Al-Maghrib. The museum contains an outstanding collection of coins and other monetary documents. Also, it has a permanent collection of paintings. The museum is located on the third floor of the Al-Maghrib Bank. The building of the bank is a fascinating model of modern architecture in Rabat.

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.
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
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 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-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