Rabat

enowned for its mild climate and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, Rabat is both an ancient capital and a trendsetting city. Soak up its history at the Oudayas Kasbah, and then visit Hassan Tower. See the Zoological Garden (renowned for its Atlas lions), the Botanical Garden, the Museum of History and Civilizations, and finally St. Peter’s Cathedral. Further afield, on the site of the ancient Roman city of Sala Colonia, lies the necropolis of Chellah and its many mysteries. Want to do some shopping? The city’s main boulevards welcome you to visit their boutiques and the Mega Mall. Art lovers will appreciate the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the National Photography Museum, while music aficionados can move to the beat of Mawazine (June) and Jazz au Chellah (September) festivals.