Four Continents 2012

Rabat

  We stopped in Rabat for a few hours between Casablanca and Fes. Our guide met us, and took us first to Chellah. *
  This had been a Phoenician city, later Roman, but was abandoned in 1154 and was then used as a necropolis. It was badly damaged by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. †
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  Then to the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V, guarded by cavalry. *
  This is the tomb, with smaller tombs for two of his sons. †
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  The Mausoleum had as its courtyard an unfinished mosque from the 14th century, with a minaret similar to the Giralda in Sevilla. †
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  Across the river, land had been cleared for new apartments and a marina. *
  We visited the medina, which rather reminded us of the Greek islands. *
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  The old fortifications of Rabat. *
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  Then back into the car to continue our journey to Fes. *

 

 

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