Tour Hassan

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  • Day2


    April 7, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Von Casablanca ging es über die Autobahn weiter Richtung Rabat die Hauptstadt von Marokko. Unterwegs haben wir uns noch etwas zum Essen geholt und einen frisch gepressten Orangensaft getrunken. 🍊🍊

    In Rabat haben wir uns dann das Mausoleum von Mohammed den V. Angeschaut.
    Waren ein bisschen in der Stadt unterwegs und am Atlantik.Read more

  • Day5


    September 24, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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

  • Day4


    December 24, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The capitol is a much prettier city than Casablanca, with large parks & many a historic building or monument. The ocean climate and the river delta make for good climate throughout the year.
    And the Medina is gorgeous!

  • Day8

    Mausoleum of Mohammed V

    December 29, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The Mohamed V Mausoleum is not only a perfectly preserved example of the Alaouite dynasty’s architectural style, but it is the final resting place of three significant members of the royal family. Here visitors and locals are able to pay their respect to these leaders and marvel at the detailed and beautifully designed mausoleum. It is both a tomb and a mosque and the Mohamed V Mausoleum is one of the few holy places that are open to the public.Read more

  • Day8

    Mausoleum of Mohammed V 1

    December 29, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    King Hassan II commissioned the construction of the Mausoleum of Mohamed V for his late father, Mohamed V, in the year 1962. Construction of the Mohamed V Mausoleum was completed in 1971. Sultan Mohamed V ruled over Morocco for two terms. The first was from the year 1927 to 1953 and again from 1957 to the year 1961. He is remembered and noted for his efforts in the fight for Morocco’s independence. Both his sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah, were buried alongside him. It took the hard work of approximately four hundred men to build and complete the mausoleum that now stands as an architectural and historical masterpiece.Read more

  • Day7

    Le Diwan

    December 28, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Located in the heart of the imperial city, close to embassies and ministries, this hotel is perfect for exploring the typical quarters and monuments of Rabat, thus ensuring a unique and memorable experience for its guests. With its elegant yet understated facade, the Diwan, which is a member of the MGallery Collection, combines modern features and Moroccan touches to create a refined, chic and urban stay. The Diwan spirit is based on thoughtfulness, style and esthetic appeal.Read more

  • Day7


    December 28, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Afternoon: Around 1pm, I head to the train station to catch a train that leaves around 2pm. The trip Tangier to Rabat takes a total of about an hour and a half. Upon arrival around 3:15pm, we drive overland for about a half hour to our hotel.

    Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and the country's seventh largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. Rabat is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, opposite Salé, the city's main commuter town.Read more

  • Day14

    Médina de Rabat

    April 21, 2014 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    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... :-)Read more

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