With an impressive history of more than 700 years, Rabat went from pirate stronghold, breakaway republic, to imperial city and became nowadays Morocco's capital. Get a feel of the morrocan lifestyle wandering around this picturesque city. There are several interesting sights not to be missed. The most important are Bouknadel and its Jardins Exotiques (fascinating gardens) and Chellah which has interesting museums a 17th-century fortress and Roman ruins. The Bab Rouah is one of the most beautiful wall gates in Morocco. It is located at the south east end of the walled city, near the Royal Palace. You can enter the gate free of charge. There are frequent expositions, mostly focusing on modern Moroccan art. If you have the time take a trip to Rabat's sister city - Sale with its Grand Mosque, city gates, markets, small back streets and harbor filled with fishing boats.