Getaway to Morocco
Contemplate the monumental treasures of Andalusia and Morocco with Pullmantur
The southern Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar are the natural borders between Spain and Morocco and also between Europe and Africa. Throughout the centuries, the regions of Andalusia and the north and north-west of Morocco have witnessed an exciting cultural exchange that has turned these territories into key destinations for Mediterranean cruises.
Pullmantur offers you the opportunity to tour the most outstanding ports of Andalusia and the northern strip of Morocco with the Getaway to Morocco cruise. In an unforgettable four days by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic coast of North Africa, you will discover the stunning monument filled heritage of Malaga, Casablanca and Tangier.
This trip to Andalusia and then to the most important monuments of Morocco begins and ends in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. It will take you to the cities of Casablanca and Tangier while aboard your Pullmantur ship you will enjoy all the amenities required for a trip as spectacular as this Getaway to Morocco cruise.
Malaga, the city of light and a star destination of the Getaway to Morocco Cruise
Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, is synonymous with Mediterranean beaches and pleasant temperatures. But it has so much more. To begin with, there is a rich history as through the ages it has been visited by the Phoenician, Roman and Muslim peoples. Each have left an indelible mark on the city of light.
As an example, at the top of Mount Gibralfaro you will find the Arabic castle of Malaga of Phoenician origin. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Also related to the Muslim era is the Alcazaba, the most important sample of Arab architecture in Malaga.
Of course, the most important monuments of Malaga are in the neighborhood of the Historic Center. There is the famous and commercial street Larios, the Renaissance Palace of the Counts of Buenavista which today houses the Picasso Museum, and the cathedral of Malaga, "La Manquita". This is a masterpiece of Andalusian renaissance architecture. Special mention should also be made of the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Church of Santiago, both in the Plaza de la Merced. There is also the Paseo de la Alameda and the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Victoria, an outstanding example of baroque architecture in Andalusia.
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Casablanca and Tangier are the best doors to the fascinating Moroccan universe
On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean of Africa rises the Moroccan city of Casablanca. This can be seen in the monumental height and architecture of the Hassan II Mosque, the seventh largest in the world, the Clock Tower, and the modern Twin Center skyscrapers. These two twin towers are 115 meters above sea level.
If you're interested in traditional architecture, your site in Morocco is the Medina of Casablanca where you will find a Catholic church, the Church of the Spanish Mission of San Buenaventura and a Jewish synagogue - Ettedgui. Also, if you visit Casablanca you really have to see the central building of the Bank of Morocco - Bank Al Maghrib - the Central Market, Boulevard Mohammed V, the Souk of the New Medina and the Copper Souk.
Tangier lies about 300 kilometers north of Casablanca and near the Strait of Gibraltar. To get the most out of tourism in Tangier it is best to start your visit to the Old City in general and the Medina of Tangier in particular. In addition to this neighborhood there are many wonderful representative buildings of the city: the Great Souk of Tangier, the Zoco Chico, the mosque of Sidi bou Abid, the Great Mosque, the Gardens of Mendoubia and Boulevard Pasteur all stand out.