Riad Kalaa is very close to the famous Kasbah des Oudayas, ancient den of the Sale pirates and the prison where Robinson Crusoe was detained for some time. The narrow streets painted in blue whitewash will lead you to the Café Maure where you can sip a mint tea while you gaze at the Bouregreg river estuary, the traditional fishing boats and the new marina.
Close to the Riad Kalaa and facing the sea ramparts of the Kasbah, the Rue des Consuls is the main street of Rabat’s medina : artisans at innumerable stalls and workshops will offer you rugs, jewellery, antiques, fabrics, embroideries, brass, pottery, leather, patisseries…Wandering through this delightful street you will eventually come out in the town centre near the palm-tree lined Avenue Mohammed V.
The town centre
The town centre and majestic Avenue Mohammed V with their fine shops and art deco French architecture is an easy to walk from Riad Kalaa.
The Mohammed V Mausoleum
Close to the Riad, the mausoleum overlooks the Tour Hassan esplanade
The ocean and surf
At the surf school, just a short walk away, you can hire equipment and have lessons with professionals surf instructors.