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Palaces are overrated in Morocco as all you see are exterior walls, gates, guards and a distant view of the building. I was expecting to visit some rooms in a palace as is typical in Europe. A major disappointment in the tour.
I went expecting to see something of the inside from a distance - like you can of the White House or Buckingham Palace. But all entrances were blocked and there was no vantage point. At one of the entrances the guard objected to me taking...More
Take the opportunity to see the two main gates to the royal palace when being in the Habous area of small shops and the olive market. The palace entrance is guarded and you have to approach the guards to get pass them to get access...More
Like the other royal palaces elsewhere in Morocco, including the king’s official residence in Rabat, the Royal Palace of Casablanca is a magnificent example of traditional Islamic architecture. Unfortunately, like the other royal palaces, the one in Casablanca is also not open to the public...More
Apparently this Palace is only used for greeting foreign dignitaries these days. It's not open to the public but you can get your picture taken outside the gates.
Lots of armed guards in the Square, so you have behave!
THe palace is never open, even the local population knows the building. The only part is the walls and the marvellous mains metal door with very elaborate mosaics.
Fine sample of the rich maroccon artistic craftsmanship!