Casablanca : Casablanca is a new and modern city built around what was a small Arab village, now the old Medina. It is very interesting to visit the old as well’as the new Medina. The latter was built at the opposite of the old town in the new Moorish style. Also to be seen is the Sultan’s Palace; Anfa Hilt, where the historic meeting of 1942 took place; the fine sand beaches and swimming pools along the shore, including Fedala, a lovely, small green city with a wonderful beach, 15 miles from Casablanca.
Side Trips: Among the things to see in Morocco are the old typical towns and the south. Fes is the religious capital of Morocco and is the biggest Arab town in the country. It has a few hundred mosques, as well as museums, and Arab universities where students learn the Koran. Marrakech is the big southern town and the most picturesque. It is famous for its Koutouhia (the highest mosque in North Africa), its museums, its old Arab palaces and rich royal graves. In Marrakech there’s the famous Hotel Mamounia, favorite vacation place of Sir Winston Churchill. The south of Morocco is wonderful, and tours can be easily arranged. The huge old kashahs in the southern mountains have remained as they were centuries ago, unique and colorful. The principal spots to be seen are Taroudant, Tiznit, Tafraout, Zagora and the Dades and Todra valleys.
South of Tiznit is the town of Goulimine, where the blue people live, thus called because all men and women wear long blue veils which eventually color their skin. In the south you can also see the camel-mounted desert police. The seaports of Agadir, Mogador and. Safi are most picturesque.
SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION: All information available at Pan American’s Office, 42 Avenue de l’Armee Royale, Casablanca, and at all travel agencies.
WHERE TO GO SIGHTSEEING : Casablanca Photo Gallery
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