Around the World: Dar al-Makhzen

Rabat, Morocco

For over a thousand years, sultans and kings have maintained a palace in Rabat, the nation’s capital. The current palace was built in 1864. The sultan chose the French architects Louis-Paul Pertuzio and Félix-Joseph Pertuzio to design the palace.

A City Within a City

In addition to housing the royal family, there are other buildings situation on the complex as well including: a small mosque, a mechouar for public ceremonies, living space for the royal family and Moroccan Royal Guard, a college, a cooking school, and a library.

Tour the palace for an up-close look at Moroccan history. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the Morocco of centuries past and the Morocco that’s adapting to the 21st century. Don’t miss the Arabic motifs and local horticulture when exploring the extensive gardens.

Front of Royal Palace. Photo Credit: By Bernard Gagnon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Front of Royal Palace. Photo Credit: By Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

How to Get There

Dar al-Makhzen is located in the city proper of Rabat.  To fly to Morocco, we’re partnered with over 90 airlines, so no matter their city of departure, we can get your clients there. As a top airfare consolidator, Sky Bird Travel has the lowest net fares to Morocco. Call or email us today to get started!


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