Lovely Twilight Image of the Atlantic Lighthouse in Rabat
This beautiful photograph was taken at sunset along the shores of the River Bou Regreg, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco's capital city, Rabat. Holiday-makers come to Rabat to enjoy its lovely beaches, its exotic and historic culture, and all the enticements of a large Moroccan city. This particular photo makes a fabulous souvenir from Morocco, especially when viewed every day on your refrigerator as a collectible magnetic photo from Worldwide Gifts.
In addition to the beautiful, historical lighthouse, there are many enticing architectural sights to enjoy when touring the city of Rabat. For instance, most visitors take time to go and see the Hassan Tower, a red sandstone minaret built in 1195 as part of a mosque originally intended to become the largest in the world by its builder, the Sultan Yacoub al-Mansour. Unfortunately, construction was halted upon the Sultan's death in 1199 and Hassan's Tower only reached halfway its intended height. Today Hassan's Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lots of Fascinating Places to Visit in Rabat
Directly across from Hassan's Tower is another architectural masterpiece, albeit a much more modern structure, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. The ornately designed white stone structure is topped by a traditional Islamic-green tiled roof, and holds the remains of the Sultan Mohammed V and his sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.
Another historical landmark in Rabat and one of the city's most visited tourist attractions are the Roman ruins at Chellah. Built when Jesus Christ walked the earth, the tranquil ambience of this sight is something every visitor to Rabat should experience.
In addition to the city's historic attractions, visitors also enjoy touring the Rabat Zoo, and the exotic Andalusian Gardens, lying on the Plage de Rabat (beach), and surfing the Atlantic.