With more than two thousand years of history, the cities of Rabat and Salé combine prestigious pasts with ambitious futures.
The first traces of foreign occupation of the region date back more than 2500 years. At the time, the Phoenicians and their Carthaginian descendants called the Northwest African coast their port of call. They settled on the high grounds above the Bouregreg delta and established trading posts.

Two centuries later, they yielded their lands to the builders of the Roman Empire, who founded “Sala Colonia”. This roman colony, still only partially excavated to this date, spread out from the Chellah to the Atlantic Ocean.