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MOROCCO


Location - North Africa; Capital - Rabat; Population - 32 million; Currency - Morocco Dirham MORE MOROCCO

The flight to Cameroon stopped off at Casablanca so we had a couple of days in Morocco en route - November 2008.

 

mornoteThe Moroccan Dirham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor102I've no idea where these doors led - I didn't want to mess with the gatekeeper. Close to Bab Mrisa, one of the gates leading to Salé medina (the old town).

 

mor100The walls that enclose Salé medina

 

mor101Salé medina walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor106Sleeping in a palm shadow, Salé

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor104Wandering through the medina souq, Salé

 

mor108From Salé cross the bridge and you'll get this view of Rabat's Kasbah des Oudaias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor109The walls of the Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat's citadel or fortress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor111Inside the Kasbah des Oudaias is a compact area of blue and whitewashed buildings divided by narrow alleyways, Rabat

 

mor110It's a colourful area to wander around - Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat

 

mor115Plantpots line a street in the Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor114A closer look - Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat

 

 

mor117Within the Kasbah des Oudaias are the Andalusian Gardens - Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor119Andalusian Gardens, Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor123The entrance to the Mohammed V Mosque and Mausoleum, seen in the background - Rabat

 

mor128The marble covered Mohammed V Mausoleum houses the former king, who died in 1961 - Rabat

 

 

mor126Outside Mohammed V Mausoleum, Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor131Opposite the mausoleum is the Tour Hassan, or Hassan Tower, Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor121The minaret dates back to the late 12th century - Hassan Tower, Rabat

 

mor130A view of Rabat's new marina. Beyond the marina is Salé.

 

mor134Walking down Boulevard Houphouet Boigny, Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor138Hassan II Mosque is the second largest mosque in the world (Mecca being the largest) - Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor140It's courtyard can hold 80,000 worshippers - Casablanca

 

mor141Hassan II Mosque was opened in 1993, Casablanca

 

 

mor144Decorations adorning Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor142At 200 metres high, Hassan II's minaret is the world's tallest - Casablanca

 

mor150Get lost in Casablanca's medina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor147Just outside the medina is Rick's Cafe, a homage to the film Casablanca

 

mor148Inside Rick's Cafe, Casablanca

 

 

mor152The area around Place Mohammed V is a lively one, especially at the weekend - Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor154The Prefecture's clocktower rises high above a fountain near Place Mohammed V, Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mor156The Sacre Couer Cathedral, Casablanca

 

mor157There's evidence of Casablanca's French colonial architecture just north of Place Mohammed V

 

 

mor159Colonial building, Casablanca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.visitmorocco.org

www.morocco-guide.com

http://morocco.guideof.com

www.muchmorocco.com - Morocco tourist board

www.oncf.ma - Moroccan train timetables, fares, info etc

 

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