Tour Hassan

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  • Day5


    September 24, 2017 in Morocco

    Rabat is the capital of Morocco where the Parliament sits and the King's Palace is. After a bit of a disappointing breakfast here at The Farah Hotel we set forth at 10 am for an interesting tour of the places of interest. Firstly, was the unfinished tower and mausoleum of Hassan II and Mohammed V who died in the 90s and 60s respectively. We took pictures of the guards, some on horseback and those who guard the tomb. Following this was a walk in the Medina to the Casbah down the picturesque, if fraught with dangerous potholes,
    cobbled alleyways. There are numerous cats, looking thin and scraggy, whom the locals feed. Cats are preferred to dogs as pets as they are thought to be much cleaner creatures. We had a view of the beach and river estuary with Rabat on one side and Sale on the other. The temperature was steadily climbing and there was a welcome breeze here overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Now it was time to call in at a local cafe and partake of mint tea and locally made almond biscuits which were delicious although the guy collecting the money didn't necessarily have change and didn't really feel he should give you any anyway! After this we walked past where scenes of Mission Impossible 6 and Black Hawk down were filmed and then onto the grounds of the Royal Palace. Lunch was at a local restaurant and Ted partook of the meatballs (recommended dish) and I had the less appetising chicken tagine. Return to the hotel now and free time allotted to us for good behaviour so Ted and I sat by the rooftop pool. We were soon joined by several agreeable members of the group and spent a pleasant afternoon in the sun with a swim. Dinner at the hotel's Italian restaurant tonight.
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  • Day4


    September 23, 2017 in Morocco

    An early start! Cases outside the door by 7.15, breakfast, then off to the station to catch the 8.20 to Casablanca. Fabulous station building remembered from the Michael Portillo programme. Old fashioned train in compartments for 6 and into Casablanca by just after 12.30pm. Landscape on the way barren but punctuated by irrigated areas of greenery. The 3 major industries are Tourism, Agriculture and Phosphate exportation in that order. Unable to see the mounds of white phosphate as they were obscured by mist but a lot of it is on the way to Casablanca.
    Casablanca is a very modern and smart city with 5 million people. King of Saudi Arabia has his holiday home there and there are lots of very prosperous residences with swimming pools in the way to The Corniche-the promenade really-where we had our lunch at a hotel. Various types of fried fish for all with salad and fruit. We had stopped at the "heart" of the city (Mohammed V Square) with its fantastic fountains, for photos but after lunch went to visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque which is absolutely huge, built over the sea and occupies 9 hectares. We had a comprehensive tour and talk of the mosque and ablutions! Rick's cafe ( not the original!) scene if the film Casablanca was photographed from the bus then it was on to Rabat for a two night stay.
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  • Day6

    On to Tangiers!

    September 25, 2017 in Morocco

    9am start with a 3 hour drive to Tangiers-too many delays with the train apparently! Visited the Caves of Hercules and the lighthouse at Spartel Cape on the way to lunch. This was another set meal with salad, a Moroccan chicken dish in a filo pastry case with icing sugar and cinnamon which made it sweet, followed by water melon. After this we did a walking sight seeing tour of Tangiers through the Kasbah, saw the grand banyan tree in Mendoubia Gardens and the Grand Socco. On then to the hotel which is a bit remote on top of a hill across the bay from the Port. Ted and I took our own cases up to the room instead of waiting for the porters so that we could be first out on the deserted but lovely poolside. In fact the whole hotel appears to be a little deserted! Just our group filtering out to have a swim and a sunbathe in the last dying rays.Read more

  • Day3

    Königlicher Bezirk Rabat

    January 19, 2017 in Morocco

    Sehenswert ist in Rabat auch der Königspalast, vor allen Dingen deshalb, weil hier die Hauptresidenz des marokkanischen Königs beheimatet ist. Der König nutzt den Palast für seine Amtsgeschäfte. Als Wohnsitz dient der Palast in Sale.

    Das große Tor, ist das Tor des Thronsaals. Es wurde 1957 von Mohammed V. errichtet. Es ist aus Zedernholz mit Bronze verkleidet. Die Füße (Säulen) sind aus Carrara-Marmor und die Wände sind mit echtem Mosaik belegt. (keine Malerei) Die Blumenmuster auf dem Tor sind ganz normale Ornamente (Schmuck) und haben keinerlei religiöse Bedeutung.Read more

  • Day14

    Médina de Rabat

    April 21, 2014 in Morocco

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Fotostopp am Königspalast machen wir uns auf mehr von Rabat zu erkunden.

    Durch meterdicke Stadtmauern geht es hinein in die Medina von Rabat und wir schlendern über den lokalen Markt.

    Die Fische werden richtiggehend zum Verkauf drapiert, der Fasan zeigt an, was hier am Geflügelstand verkauft wird, und die Nachschublieferung erfolgt tatsächlich mit einem Kühllaster... :-)

  • Day14

    Quartier Hassan

    April 21, 2014 in Morocco

    Die nächste Station ist die Hassan Moschee. Yacoub el Mansour begann den Monumentalbau 1191, durch seinen Tod blieb die Moschee unvollendet. Der Hassan-Turm ist 44 m hoch (geplant waren 87 m) und ist heute das Wahrzeichen von Rabat.

    Dem Hassan-Turm gegenüber liegt, von Gardesoldaten bewacht, das Mausoleum von Mohammed V. und Hassan II., Großvater und Vater des amtierenden marrokanischen Königs Mohammed VI.

    Ein kleiner Teil der Säulen der ehemals geplanten Moschee stehen noch und bieten einen fantastischen Ausblick aufs Meer.
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