On this Casablanca Private Jewish Heritage Tour, travellers will visit Casablanca’s Sacred Sites, Jewish Monuments, and the Jewish Quarter along with all of the highlights of old Casablanca.
On this Casablanca Jewish Heritage Tour you will start your morning off visiting Casablanca’s Jewish Sacred sites and then continue seeing the highlights of old Casablanca. The synagogues, cemeteries, monuments and communal institutions of Casablanca show how important the city has been to the Jewish community during the twentieth century.
Temple Beth-El: Visit Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Synagogue in Casablanca. Beth-El, is considered the center piece of a once vibrant Jewish community.
Jewish Mellah: The mellah of Casablanca is young by Moroccan standards, not much more than a century old. It assaults the senses in the evening, with a sea of women in brightly coloured djellabas carrying and selling fruit and vegetables throughout the cramped, narrow streets. While Jews no longer live in the mellah, kosher butchers are found in the old market, next to other butchers selling horse meat. The Jewish cemetery in the mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Once a year, Casablanca celebrate a hiloula, or prayer festival, at the tomb of the Jewish saint, Eliahou.
Visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca is a museum of history and ethnography, created by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the support of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage.
Visit Casablanca’s Jewish Cemetery: The Jewish cemetery in the mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Once a year, Casablancans celebrate a hiloula, or prayer festival, at the tomb of the Jewish saint, Eliahou.
Kosher Jewish Lunch: Cercle de L’Alliance is one of the centres/buildings where Jews from Casablanca hang around. The bottom floor/lobby is where people sit around, smoke cigars or cigarettes and socialize. You will also find a small bar and a mid size restaurant on the same floor with great appetisers and outstanding food
Rick’s Cafe: A famous Piano Bar run by an American and named after the Movie “Casablanca.”.
After lunch visit the Mosque of Hassan II, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers.
End the day with a visit to Casablanca’s Habous Market. Shop and Explore local crafts and wood work traditions, leather and carpets.
- Casablanca Hotel
- Casablanca Hotel
- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Casablanca
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
- Local Guide
- Guided Jewish & cultural tour of Casablanca
- Tasty Kosher Lunch
- Monuments Entry Fees