Senior Travel in CasablancaEdit This
The Moroccan city of Casablanca, besides being Morocco’s largest city, is also a haven for senior travelers because of its tranquil surroundings and fantastic sight-seeing options. Here is a helpful guide to Casablanca senior travel.
Henri Prost, the reknowed French Architect, designed the state of the art New Town region of Casablanca, which was a model for the contemporary township during the period it was erected. Also referred to as Ville Nouvelle in French, the location has fantastic architectural marvels in the form of former administrative buildings and modern hotels.
Hassan II Mosque
Again designed by a French architect, Michel Pinseau, the mosque was intended as a gift for Moroccan ruler Hassan II as part of his 60th birthday celebrations (1980), but was inaugurated in 1993. It is the largest mosque in Morocco, having the world’s tallest minaret (210 meters). Spirituality seems to flow within the very air of this religious landmark (with almost half of the mosque built on the surface of water), which can be seen through the glass floor that can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. There is a scope to accommodate another 80,000 in the mosque’s courtyard. A true delight for senior travelers!
The Casablanca cathedral was built in 1930 but was not considered a church after Moroccan independence in 1956 and instead became a cultural center, hosting a number of fairs and exhibitions. This landmark too, was built by a French architect, Paul Tournon, in the Neo-Gothic style. Moreover, the twin towers at the west front of the building are often open for tourists and offer a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Parc de la Ligue Arabe
This is the largest public park in the city, with the Casablanca Cathedral located at its edge. Senior travelers can relax in the lush greens of this park, and enjoy being in touch with nature once in a while, away from all the hustle-bustle of daily life.
The Old Medina is a part of Casablanca that pre-dates to the French Protectorate era and has undergone restoration in recent years, with major emphasis on its western walls, the stately looking colonial era clock tower and the impressive skala. This region is a must-visit for senior travelers to experience the Moroccan history face-to-face.
All in all, the Moroccan town of Casablanca offers a pleasant climate, hospitable people, and splendid places to visit, all the ingredients for senior travelers to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
Contributor : Sameera Kumar
February 02, 2010 change by schitti