Casablanca City Orientation

CAS 100-102

• Cornish Street, Anfa area
• Hassan II Mosque (outside only)
• Habbous Quarter & Royal Palace

Program Overview
Country: Morocco
Depart: 04/11/2017 1400
Return: 04/11/2017 1830
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 40 / Max 200
Program Fee
$23 (early booking: $22)

Field Work Conflicts
  • MGT 360 Social and Sustainable Venturing (Section 2)
  • IE 470 Women and Development
  • ANTH 120 Human Origins and Variation

Experience the historic splendor and landmarks of Casablanca during this scenic, half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Stroll through the Medina, lined with souks and shops. Drive through the elegant residential district of Anfa, the original site of Casablanca, and stop at Mohammed V Square where you see examples of many Moslem-styled buildings, a monumental fountain and a public garden. Due to our arrival time and immigration clearance, an inside visit at the Hassan II Mosque cannot be confirmed. We will attempt to visit, but at a minimum will stop nearby to experience Asr (the afternoon call to prayer). From a second viewpoint, you can see the mosque as it was intended to look – as if it were ‘floating’ on the sea.

Special Note

*Please note: Appropriate 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 tour will visit but not enter the Hassan Mosque. When visiting a place/s of worship, a cultural respect and etiquette must be strictly observed at all times.
*Sites and order of visits are subject to change due to weather or other operational influences.
*Guests are encouraged to wear flat, comfortable shoes, and to bring along hats and sun glasses for sightseeing.