Royal Palace, Casablanca

Royal Palace, Casablanca

Kings and presidents often promise things and do not deliver. The Royal Palace of Casablanca is one of the official royal palaces in Morocco. With the Casablanca palace one may look but not enter. Unless, of course the curious tourist is himself or herself an important invited personage, then it's different. Oh, it's good to be the king.

The Royal Palace is watched over by uniformed palace guards. There are no tours. Beyond the tiled and carved entrance gates of the facade are elegant waterworks, fountains and groves of fruit tress. In front of the Palace is a vast open square with fountains. It's a convenient place to stop and admire the royal exteriors.

The King sometimes stops by the palace when he's in town, but of course he has other digs. This one is much like the Alhambra in Spain. It has all the usual courtyards, gardens, fountains, flowers, trees, galleries, stucco, whatever. No need to see inside. Perhaps with a tour? One wonders. Oh, yes. No tours inside.

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Royal Palace on Map

Sight Name: Royal Palace
Sight Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Casablanca, Morocco

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Casablanca Old Town Walking Tour

Casablanca Old Town Walking Tour

Although the Old Town (Medina) of Casablanca is not as ancient as that of the imperial cities like Fez or Marrakech, it is well worth seeing all the same. The historic heart of the city, rather modest in size – measuring some 50 hectares, is made up of three parts: the Medina proper; the Jewish quarter, or Mellah, with the Ettedgui Synagogue in it; and the popular quarter called Tnaker.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Casablanca Introduction Walking Tour

Casablanca Introduction Walking Tour

Leo Africanus, an Andalusi diplomat and travel writer of the 16th century, declared the Moroccan city of Casablanca to be the site of the ancient Berber city of Anfa, founded in 744 AD. Anfa was a city of the Berber kingdom of Barghawata. The independence of the kingdom ended in 1068 when it was conquered by the Arab Almoravids.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

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