Rabat-Salé Walk, Rabat (Self Guided)

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.
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Rabat-Salé Walk Map

Guide Name: Rabat-Salé Walk
Guide Location: Morocco » Rabat (See other walking tours in Rabat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: alice
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Bab Mrisa

1) Bab Mrisa (must see)

Bab Mrisa or the "Gate of the Little Harbour" is the most popular gate of the walled Sale. The gate was built by Merinid Sultan Abu Yusuf in the 13th century. Through the gate there was a canal that made it possible for the pirate ships to get into the city. This gate made Sale one of the most important ports at that time. The gate is also very beautiful, made in Moorish style with most beautiful ornaments on it. It also has two towers for its protection and is a little bit taller then other gates of the Sale city.
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Place Bab Khebaz

2) Place Bab Khebaz

Place Bab Khebaz is a small and very pleasant park located within the Sale’s Medina. It is a great place to rest during a long walk. Also around the place there are several cafes that can make this rest more pleasant. The park is small, but beautiful. Place Bab Khebaz is considered a local landmark in Sale.
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Mosquée Sidi Ahmed Hajji

3) Mosquée Sidi Ahmed Hajji

Mosquée Sidi Ahmed Hajji is a mosque and a mausoleum and it is located in Sale’s Medina, near the Souk Al Kabir. The mosque was built by Moulay Ismail and the construction was finished by his son - Moulay Abdellah. The mosque was dedicated to Sidi Ahmed Hajji who contributed greatly to the development of Sale, which was built near his tomb.
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Souk el Kebir

4) Souk el Kebir

Souk el Kebir is the most popular and visited market in Sale’s Medina. It is also called the central market. Here you can find beautiful local carpets and leather works. The market is also famous because slaves were traded here until 1912. The slaves came from across the Sahara.
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The Salé Medersa

5) The Salé Medersa

The Sale Mederesa is located just next to the Sale Great Mosque. It was built by Sultan Abû El-Hassan in 1333 and it was designed for studies of Koran. The structure is very beautiful, in Moorish style, with an interior that has a fountain, exceptional decorations and an exclusive terrace that provides an outstanding view of Sale. The building is open for all visitors and it is open daily from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.30 to 18.00.
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Salé Great Mosque

6) Salé Great Mosque (must see)

Salé Great Mosque is the most important mosque of the city. It was built back in the 12th century in Moorish style, but later in the 14th century it was renovated by Sultan Abou El-Hassan. The structure is very beautiful and it is open only to Muslims. The interior of the mosque is very beautiful, with columns and carpets. It is the most imposing structure of the city.
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Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun Marabout

7) Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun Marabout

Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun Marabout is a very famous shrine dedicated to Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun, who is believed to be the saint of travelers. The structure was built in the 19th century and is located opposite Sale’s Great Mosque. It is a place of massive pilgrimage, especially during the Ashurâh festival, when people of Salé, dressed up in period costumes, visit the shrine and honour Sidi Abdellah Ben Hassoun.
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Sidi Ben Achir Mosque

8) Sidi Ben Achir Mosque

Sidi Ben Achir Mosque is another shrine and place of pilgrimage for Moroccan people. Sidi Ben Achir lived in the 14th century and was believed to be a saint that helped cure people. He was also named “The doctor”. The mosque is not open to non-Muslims.

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Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Rabat for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Rabat has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rabat, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.