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Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Full-Day Casablanca and Rabat Private Sightseeing Tour from Casablanca
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Impressive!

A huge complex and very impressive palace right in the centre of the city. Pity one cannot go and have look on the outside, but still looks good on the outside

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom

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Reno NV
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not worth the time. It's a long walk and then you're restricted to standing across the street from the main entrance, which is not particularly interesting. The attached photo is literally all you'll see.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge complex and very impressive palace right in the centre of the city. Pity one cannot go and have look on the outside, but still looks good on the outside

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The manager of our Riad recommended this "attraction". On entering the gates you have to go into an office and leave your passport. You are then vaguely waved in the direction of the Palace. You walk past the Mosque and down a long road, which you are not meant to cross and can only look at the Palace from about... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our small group tour visited the palace gate just briefly but it gave a good idea of the opulence that must await inside. The surrounding area is also interesting with old cannons, open plazas and fountains which unfortunately were not operational when we were there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You are only allowed to get within 50 meters of the palace , ok for a photo but nothing else. Only allowed onto the palace enclave with a registered tour & guide , the locals etc are not allowed to visit !!!

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Thank ozzycruisers
Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is only one entrance through which you are allowed to enter this Palace site by car, and you have to leave your passports in the guardhouse. The main gate of the Palace is the only interesting detail, for the rest of the building looks very sterile. The mosque on the site is even nicer to see.

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santa monica , ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, the mounted guards at the entrances are very stoic and do not blink. Enter the massive courtyard w/ roman columns surrounded by pieces of old wall, that are now dove cores, you are breath taken. The tombs are amazing, pics just can't do it justice

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Thank noswitt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to this palace is a must see spot on a trip to Rabat. Obviously security is strict and it would make sense to go with a good local guide. The area surrounding the palace is vast, but gives a good flavour of the opulence within which the royal family live. The architecture and stone carvings are very detailed.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Dâr-al-Makhzen, in Rabat is the official residence of the King of Morocco. It is located in the Touarga commune of Rabat, which is the national capital. Since the reign of sultan Muhammad ibn Abdallah, the Alaouite sultans and kings have maintained a palace in Rabat. Muhammad IV built the current building in 1864, to replace the older palace. Morocco had... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

All you can do is see the outside and take pictures of the facade. So it is ok to see but it is just a picture drive by or walk by.

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