Located on the Atlantic coast in the north-west of Morocco, the site is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism. The inscribed city encompasses the new town conceived and built under the French Protectorate from 1912 to the 1930s, including royal and administrative areas, residential and commercial developments and the Jardins d’Essais botanical and pleasure gardens. It also encompasses older parts of the city dating back to the 12thcentury. The new town is one of the largest and most ambitious modern urban projects built in Africa in the 20th century and probably the most complete. The older parts include Hassan Mosque (begun in 1184) and the Almohad ramparts and gates, the only surviving parts of the project for a great capital city of the Almohad caliphate as well as remains from the Moorish, or Andalusian, principality of the 17thcentury.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Ville nouvelle, Qasba des Oudaia, Jardin d'Essais, Medina, Remparts et portes almohades, Site archeologique du Chellah
  • Mosquee Hassanet mousolee Mohammed V
  • Quartier Habous de Diour Jamaa

Ville nouvelle, Qasba des Oudaia, Jardin d'Essais, Medina, Remparts et portes almohades, Site archeologique du Chellah

Mosquee Hassanet mousolee Mohammed V

Quartier Habous de Diour Jamaa

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Morocco 
Category
Cultural
Name
Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2012
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 2012