Casablanca City Orientation

CAS 100-112
Highlights
  • Cornish Street, Anfa area
  • Hassan II Mosque
  • Mohammed V Square
Program Overview
Country: Morocco
Depart: Apr 11, 2020 2:00 PM
Return: Apr 11, 2020 6:30 PM
Duration: Day Program (5 hours)
Capacity: 38
Difficulty: Easy
Program Fee
$56.00 (early booking: $53.00)

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Experience the historic splendor and landmarks of Casablanca during this scenic, half-day sightseeing exploration of the city. Stroll through the Medina, lined with souks and shops. Travel through the elegant residential district of Anfa, the original site of Casablanca, and stop at Mohammed V Square where to see examples of many Muslim-styled buildings, a monumental fountain, and a public garden. Depending upon arrival time, the Hassan II Mosque may also be on the itinerary. At a minimum, the group will stop nearby to experience Asr (the afternoon call to prayer). From a second viewpoint, one can see the mosque as it was intended to look – as if it were ‘floating’ on the sea.

Special Note

  • Modest clothing is recommended for access to the holy places. Shoulders and knees must be covered while visiting the mosque. In case of religious celebrations or holidays, the program may visit but not enter the Hassan Mosque. When visiting a place of worship, etiquette must be strictly observed at all times.