From the Wikipedia entry for Rabat:

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its seventh largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco.

Rabat and neighboring Salé united to form the Republic of Bou Regreg in 1627. The republic was run by Barbary pirates who used the two cities as base ports for launching attacks on shipping. The pirates did not have to contend with any central authority until the Alaouite Dynasty united Morocco in 1666. The latter attempted to establish control over the pirates, but failed. European and Muslim authorities continued to attempt to control the pirates over many years, but the Republic of Bou Regreg did not collapse until 1818. Even after the republic's collapse, pirates continued to use the port of Rabat, which led to the shelling of the city by Austria in 1829 after an Austrian ship had been lost to a pirate attack.

Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From the Wikipedia entry for Hassan Tower:

Hassan Tower is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat. Commissioned by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate in 1195, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque, also intended to be the world's largest. When al-Mansur died in 1199, construction on the mosque stopped. The tower reached 44 m (144 ft), about half of its intended 86 m (282 ft) height. The rest of the mosque was also left incomplete, with only the beginnings of several walls and 348 columns being constructed. The tower, made of red sandstone, along with the remains of the mosque and the modern Mausoleum of Mohammed V, forms an important historical and tourist complex in Rabat.

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Rabat

Hassan Tower Mausoleum Mohammed
Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. (599k)
View Unfinished Mosque
View of the unfinished mosque. (662k)
Wall Unfinished Mosque Hassan
Wall of the unfinished mosque and the Hassan Tower behind it. (840k)
Hassan Tower
Hassan Tower. (659k)
View Hassan Tower
Another view of the Hassan Tower. (722k)
View Hassan Tower
Another view of the Hassan Tower. (661k)
Part Unfinished Mosque
Part of the unfinished mosque. (665k)
Mausoleum Mohammed V Left
Mausoleum of Mohammed V (left) and Al-Hassan mosque (right). (689k)
Interior Mausoleum Mohammed V
Interior of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. (976k)
Interior Decorations Mausoleum Mohammed
Interior decorations in the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. (1492k)
Close-up Wall Mosaics Mausoleum
Close-up of the wall mosaics in the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. (1411k)
St Peter's Cathedral
St. Peter's Cathedral. (740k)
St Peter's Cathedral
St. Peter's Cathedral. (603k)
Ceremonial Guard Unfinished Mosque
Ceremonial guard at the unfinished mosque. (774k)
Beach Rabat
Beach of Rabat. (707k)
Pedestrian Street Rabat
Pedestrian street in Rabat. (674k)
City Wall Rabat
City wall of Rabat. (644k)
View Salé Across River
View of Salé across the river from Rabat. (592k)
Modern Streetcar Rabat
Modern streetcar in Rabat. (874k)

Rabat Medina

View Rabat Medina
View of the Rabat medina. (681k)
Rabat Medina Wall
Rabat medina wall. (575k)
Rabat Medina Wall
Rabat medina wall. (602k)
Rabat Medina Wall
Rabat medina wall. (683k)
Alley Rabat Medina
Alley in the Rabat medina. (850k)
Alley Rabat Medina
Alley in the Rabat medina. (805k)
Alley Rabat Medina
Alley in the Rabat medina. (676k)
Alley Rabat Medina
Alley in the Rabat medina. (708k)
Alley Rabat Medina
Alley in the Rabat medina. (621k)
Door Rabat Medina
Door in the Rabat medina. (686k)
Door Rabat Medina
Door in the Rabat medina. (910k)
Door Rabat Medina
Door in the Rabat medina. (1024k)
Door Rabat Medina
Door in the Rabat medina. (525k)
Date Door 1378 Islamic
Date on a door. 1378 in Islamic calendar is equivalent to 1958 in Gregorian calendar. (1128k)
Wrought Iron Window Decoration
Wrought iron window decoration. (703k)
Mortar Rabat Medina
Mortar at the Rabat medina. (986k)
Decorated Road Surface
Decorated road surface. (866k)

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