Morocco (Maghrib) is a state in northwestern Africa. The capital is Rabat. Currency – Moroccan dirham. The official language is Arabic, Berber. Religion – Islam.
Common borders in the east and southeast – with Algeria, in the south – with Western Sahara. The climate is mild, subtropical. Temperature from +10 in winter to +30 in summer. On the Mediterranean coast, the country’s climate is mild, subtropical with an average annual temperature of about +20 C. Further south, the climate is more continental, with hot summers and cool winters. It rains mainly during the winter months.
Language: Arabic (official), French, Spanish Religion: Muslims – Sunnis -99% (Islam is the state religion of Morocco), Christians – 0.8%, Jews – 0.2%. Currency – Dirham.
The usual term for processing documents at the embassy is up to a month. To obtain a visa, you must provide a passport, 3 questionnaires with photographs. The standard stay in the country is up to three months. There is a consular fee. It is forbidden to export, without special permission, objects and things of historical and artistic value.
Embassy address in Moscow: Moscow, Per. Ostrovsky, 8, tel: 201-73-95.
According to Sourcemakeup.com, the Kingdom of Morocco is the westernmost state in North Africa. Morocco is located at the confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco is the only African country that is not currently a member of the African Union.
When entering the kingdom, you must have a passport. It must be valid for a period of at least six months from the date of departure from Morocco. Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa. To date, there is no direct regular communication between Russia and Morocco. Thus, you can get to the country only by transferring in one of the cities in Europe.
To enter the country, it is worth taking out medical insurance, in particular, if you are going to practice skiing here. However, insurance is not required. There are no special vaccinations for entry into the kingdom.
The Moroccans claim that jinn live everywhere in their land. How true this statement can be seen only by visiting Morocco.
For telephone communication with Morocco you need to dial: 8-10-212 and then the city code. Telephone communication code with Russia – 7. One minute of conversation with Moscow will cost about 15 dirhams. The cost of a call on a pay phone in Casablanca or Rabat is two dirhams. Agadir code – 8, Marrakesh – 4, Rabat – 7.
Transport. In the northern and central parts of the country there is a network of railways connecting the big cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Marrakech. Train travel is safe and cheap. For example, a 2nd class ticket Casablanca – Marrakech (3.5 hours drive). In cities where there are no railways (Agadir, Essaouira, Urzazate), you can get on an intercity bus or “big taxi”. Inside the city limits and in the suburbs, “small taxis” ply, which are easily identified by their flags and roof racks. The price of the trip should be negotiated in advance, and it does not interfere with bargaining.
You can rent a car to move between cities, however, keep in mind that the center of the country is a mountainous area, and if you do not have experience driving in the mountains, this can be quite dangerous. All major cities in the country have airports.
The population of Casablanca is 3.2 million people. The city is located 91 kilometers southwest of Rabat. The city is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. While Rabat is the official capital of the country, Casablanca is the industrial and business center of Morocco. In addition, Casablanca is the largest Moroccan city. In terms of area, in Africa, it is second only to Cairo. Casablanca is the epitome of modern Morocco. Its atmosphere and appearance are reminiscent of the cities of southern Europe. The largest banks and companies are located in Casablanca. There are many European clothing boutiques here. The nightlife of the city is very rich.
Attractions of Casablanca
The Hassan II Mosque is located in the northeast direction from the Old Medina. It is possible to visit it only as part of an organized group, which is formed right on the spot. It is allowed to take pictures and take pictures in the mosque. The mosque is a symbol of modern Casablanca – its main attraction. The mosque is the most luxurious and grandiose Muslim temple, built in the 20th century. It ranks second in size after the Al-Haram Mosque, located in Mecca. 5,000 women and 20,000 men can pray in the temple at the same time. The area near the mosque can accommodate about 80,000 people. The minaret is 200 meters high.
The old medina (Medina is the Old City) of Casablanca is very similar to the medinas of other Moroccan cities. Here you can see the Jewish quarter, poor locals, as well as many small cafes, mosques and shops scattered along the narrow streets. Tourists in the Old Medina always remember local cats. There are a lot of them here. An interesting attraction of the Old Medina is the Marrakech Gate.
Not far from the age-old tree of the cube stands the Dar el-Makhzen mosque. Its construction was initiated by Sultan Mohammed bin Abdullah. Near the ocean is the bastion Skala. It was built in the 18th century. In the bastion there are remarkably preserved cannons.
Museum of Moroccan Judaism. The exposition of the museum acquaints visitors with the main events in the history of Jews in Morocco. It shows relics and household items of Moroccan Jews.