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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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Too sterile

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
Joop V
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Ede, The Netherlands

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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 13 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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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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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

You enter a very large compound with well kept gardens, yet you can watch from a huge square the entrance with its guards on both sides. Picturesque spot, no more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You can't go in but it is interesting from the outside and the information from our guide made it worth seeing. You will only spend a little time there.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Bring your passport otherwise you will not be allowed in. Exterior visit only. Not worth the effort.

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רעננה
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The main royal palace in morocco (there are 14 in the country), it's big, very nice on huge area, but you can see it only from a distance for security reasons.

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The royal palace is beautiful and if you go with a tour director, they will tell you the history and the current situation with the palace,the King and his family. But as many mentioned, you can not get very close since they have barricades in front of it and they do want pictures to be taken. But if you are... More 

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