St Pierre Cathedral


With an architecturally interesting exterior, this bright white cathedral dates from 1919 but its two art deco–style towers were added in the 1930s. They make a useful landmark when navigating around the new town.

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Nearby Rabat attractions

2. Museum of History & Civilisation

0.29 MILES

Reopened after a major renovation, this small but perfectly formed museum is split in to two sections – the first showcases the history of Morocco through…

3. Villa des Arts de Rabat

0.39 MILES

This beautifully restored, blindingly white art deco villa dates from 1929 and now holds well-curated contemporary art exhibitions with a focus on…

4. Grande Mosquée de Rabat Medina

0.56 MILES

This mosque, a 14th-century Merinid original much rebuilt in the intervening years, is located just off the Souq As Sebbat. It is closed to non-Muslims.

5. Rabat Medina

0.59 MILES

When the French arrived in the early 20th century, this walled medina by the sea was the full extent of the city. Built on an orderly grid in the 17th…

6. Souq As Sebbat

0.62 MILES

Recently restored, this covered souq at the eastern end of Rue Souika specialises in jewellery, rugs and leather goods, and is the only part of the medina…

7. Tour Hassan

0.63 MILES

Rabat's must-see sight – along with the neighbouring mausoleum – this iconic tower looms 44m above the Bou Regreg estuary. It was originally part of an…

8. Mausoleum of Mohammed V

0.65 MILES

The present king’s father (the late Hassan II) and grandfather were laid to rest in this marble mausoleum, which is decorated with exquisite examples of…