Though the palace grounds are closed to the public, the monument is a popular stop on a tour, as it illustrates the fascinating history and architecture of the country. Hassan II, for example, hosted Pope John Paul II in 1985 during first visit to the Islamic country. Travelers enjoy the huge open square with bubbling fountains at the front, and take photos of the royal guards watching over the gate.
Travelers may explore the Royal Palace as part of a half-day, full-day, and multi-day sightseeing tours of the city. On a guided walking tour of Casablanca, soak up the city’s atmospheric streets lined with tea shops and bazaars and essential sites like the elegant United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square, and the surrounding Habous Quarter and its wonderful mix of French and Moroccan architecture. Longer multi-day and city tours leave from Marrakech and Rabat.