Meknes - Visit of Casablanca's main monuments
Today you will have a great guided visit of Casablanca's main monuments & sights and most importantly places with high significance in the Casaoui Jewish community as the economical capital is home to over 30 synagogues outside of the historic Jewish district, also a city that 3% of its population was Jewish before 1939.
Your Amazing tour starts with a visit to of the most impressive sites in Casablanca – the Iconic edifice of the Mosque of Hassan II. Opened in 1993 after 7 Years of construction work of dozens of Moroccan architects and thousands of workers from all over the kingdom, this mosque has the tallest Minaret on the entire planet and is the 3rd largest Mosque in the world, the huge building is part of land and part on sea, and in one area water can be seen through a glass floor. It is one of the only religious sites open to non-Muslims.
From there you will visit the old medina starting from The old Jewish quarter (Mellah), with its temples and synagogues such as the Temple of Beth-El often considered the core of a once lively Jewish society. Its tainted glass windows and other artistic elements are what attract tourists to this synagogue, you will also get to visit the synagogue of Rabbi Ettedegui.
Afterward, you will head to the Jewish museum which covers an area of 700 square meters and is considered to be the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located south of “El Maarif” and housed in a beautiful villa surrounded by lush gardens it’s the only Jewish museum in the Islamic world. It relates the history of the once-prosperous Jewish community and its influence on modern Moroccan society. This museum is the richest taking into consideration the fact that it contains more than 1500 historical artifacts including documents, traditional clothing, ceremonial items, and a vast collection of photographs. After lunch bid farewell to Casablanca and travel to Meknes or "the Moroccan Versailles".
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