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Rabat



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Introduction

1. Royal palace and mosque

2. Hassan tower

3. Kings' mausoleum

4. Chellah

5. The garden

6. The sanctuary

7. Oudaïa gate

8. Kasbah de Oudaïas

9. The medina

10. Platform view

11. Andalucian Gardens

12. Modern town

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RABAT
Chellah

Rabat, Morocco


Rabat, Morocco


One of the more memorable parts of the Chellah is the old gate, with parts dating back 800 years in time.
Note the corbels in each corner under the towers, which is a central element to Merenid architecture.
The gate is striking with its location – you have to leave Rabat's walls, and cross through an area of wild plants and flowers, while you can see the valley and river below Rabat growing in front of you.
The gate and walls are in good condition, but they owe a lot to a large number of modifications and repair rounds through the centuries.





By Tore Kjeilen