Muslim Tourism Halal
In Spain , there are over 2 million Muslims who live mainly in the south, where Arabo- Andalusi stayed longer, eight centuries. In fact , Spain is a very moderate and tolerant country that respects all cultures entitled to all religions , there are over 500 Islamic mosques in the Spanish territory . So Christians , Muslims … etc. , live together without any problems , all you respect each other, the law protects all . With this wonder of life in common that we can see today a lot of mosques throughout Spain built to provide a service to the Muslim community , we can see even many Christians with Muslims , their parties and their costumes during the month of Ramadan . Most Muslim communities in Morocco , Algeria , Tunisia , Egyptians , Syrians , and that Spain has a border with that country.
Do Muslim tourists feel comfortable and accepted in Spain as the European country ?
Absolutely and certainly feel more comfortable and welcome . We will seize the opportunity through this question to inform and introduce Spain to you. The Spanish are very friendly people and we must bear in mind that many of their costumes came from the Arabs , who had lived in Spain for more than 800 years , leaving behind one of the most important monuments of the Muslim world “Alhambra” , declared by UNESCO one of the new seven wonders of the world , and also her music songs ” Flamenco ” food ” Paella ” many vocabulary. So you may feel that you had been here before, as an Arab or a Muslim. In fact , Spain is a European country very special and different . The people are very respectable receivable Muslim tourists , and that helps and makes our services more easily and also make our visitors stay pleasant and enjoyable.
Spain is safe ? Can we move on with our Hijab without any problems?
Yes indeed, it is very safe . Feel free to walk at any time of day and can be moved anywhere in Spain with the hijab , you will feel very comfortable because the people here are used to see frequently Hijab . Let’s not forget that there are a considerable number of Muslims living in Spain for many years.
Our Halal food service during our visits
Spain has a wide variety of food and good quality of the cooking , but unfortunately for a tourist Muslim , pork is frequently used in Spanish cuisine . At the same time , we can have the opportunity to enjoy its cuisine and choice of what services can be considered Halal food . The Arab restaurants in Spain are few. As one of the reasons to travel is to enjoy and recognize the food, what we have done is to provide food restaurants Halal in Spanish to ensure good quality and at the same time have the opportunity to be close to the Spanish .
Accommodation and Restaurant Halal : Rosales Alqueria
We can pray anywhere? Can we find a mosque everywhere?
Spain is a Catholic country does not discriminate Spanish and the other believes . But we have to inform you that Spain , as a society, not used to seeing someone praying for example, in the street, or in a public place . They will watch in amazement and not comfortable . Considering that Spain as a country had separate religion from politics and law , we can see that there is nothing against Islam , but generally it is frowned pray ( Christian or Muslim ) in a place that is not a temple ( church, mosque , etc. ) Let’s give an example : imagine a Christian group to a mass in a public place in an Islamic country , for example , “Pakistan ” or “Saudi Arabia “? Of course , people will not accept it .
So our advice is to pray in a mosque or at your hotel . If you make your trip with us you will be able to pray also in some special tourist copmpeljos Muslims. Marhaban to almusafir.es
History of Spain & Portugal – Full Board
Regular tour Andalucia
Madrid, Al Andalus & Morocco
Day 1 – MADRID
Meet & assist at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Free time to get a rest. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
Day 2 – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to make a panoramic visit of Madrid admiring the most important buildings, avenues and squares and explaining about the monuments and its history: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the Bullring, Columbus square, paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabéu, plaza Castilla, fountain of Cibeles… Lunch and free time in the city. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
Day 3 – MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Cordoba. Arrival and visit the famous Mosque. The Great Mosque -Aljama- of Cordoba, built during the period of Moorish occupation, is the most splendid Islamic monument in the western world. Its construction commenced in 785, when Abd-ar-Rahman established Cordoba as capital of al-Andalus, on the site of an ancient church dedicated to San Vicente and was extended during successive periods by Abd-ar-Rahman II, Al-Hakam II and Almanzor. Lunch and free time. Continue to Seville. Arrival at the hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight in Seville.
Day 4 – SEVILLE – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Then we will start our tour in Seville, discovering the emblematic monuments of Seville and visiting:
The Royal “Alcazares” buildings are registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The original nucleus of the Alcázar was constructed in the 10th century as the palace of the Moslem governor, and is used even today as the Spanish royal family’s residence in this city, thereby retaining the same purpose for which it was originally intended: as a residence of monarchs and heads of state. Built and rebuilt from the early Middle Ages right up to our times, it consists of a group of palatial buildings and extensive gardens.
The jewish quarter, named “judería” or “Santa Cruz quarter” is the former Jewish quarter of the Medieval city. Santa Cruz is bordered by the Murillo gardens and the Royal Alcazares. The neighborhood is the location of many of Seville’s oldest churches and is home to the Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda.
Plaza de España, is a square located in the Parque de María Luisa, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture. Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The Seville Town Hall, with sensitive adaptive redesign, is located within it. The Plaza’s tiled ‘Alcoves of the Provinces’ are backdrops for visitors portrait photographs, taken in their own home province’s alcove.
The Cathedral & the Giralda. Founded in 1403 on the site of a former mosque, the Cathedral, built in Gothic and Renaissance style, covers seven centuries of history. With its five naves it is the largest Gothic building in Europe. Its bell tower, the Giralda, was the former minaret of the mosque, a masterpiece of Almohad architecture and now is important example of the cultural syncretism thanks to the top section of the tower, designed in the Renaissance period by Hernán Ruiz. Its “chapter house” is the first known example of the use of the elliptical floor plan in the western world, it houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus (entry to the Giralda is not included). Lunch and free time.
Then, we will leave towards Granada. Arrival at the hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight in Granada.
Day 5 – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Walk tour in La Alhambra, Human Heritage by UNESCO. Itinerary starts in La Alcazaba, the oldest buildings, then the Nazaries Palaces and finally the Generalife gardens and summer palace. The Alhambra’s Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirsin Spain and its court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquistaby the Los Reyes Católicos (“Catholic Monarchs”) in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. The Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well known Arab-Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories. Lunch and free time to enjoy the down town and Albaizín. Dinner at the hotel. Then, we will depart to assist a flamenco show in one of the cave of the Gypsy in Sacromonte. Overnight in Granada.
Day 6 – GRANADA – ALGECIRAS – TANGIER (330 Km Aprox.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Algeciras to take the ferry towards Tangier. Lunch in a local restaurant in Algeciras or Tangier, depending on the ferry schedule. Arrival at the port of Tangier. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tangier.
Day 7 – TANGIER – FEZ (300 Km Aprox.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to make a panoramic city tour visiting the Mosque, The old Medina and the Kasbah. Lunch and departure to Fez. Arrival at the hotel and check in. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Fez
Day 8 – FEZ – MARRAKECH (530 Km Aprox.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit the cultural capital city of Morocco and the most ancient of the moroccan Imperial cities. The imperial city is the capital of traditional Moroccan culture. Cradle of knowledge, for which its superb medersas are a flamboyant symbol. We will visit: The Royal Palace. The Royal Palace comprises of 80 hectares of land and the Palace compound includes beautiful gardens, mosques and also an ancient Madrassa or a school for Qu’ranic studies that whose origin can be traced back to 14th century. General public are barred from entering the Palace, but it is still an impressive sight even from outside. The palace was built in the 17th century and it is situated right in the centre if Fès el Jdid. Mosque of Bouanania: his medersa, built between 1350 and 1357, is the biggest in Fès, and the hallmark of Merenid architecture. University of Quaraouiyne, The Karaouiyine mosque is one of the most imposing in Morocco. It houses a university which is thought to be the oldest in the world and which was founded in the middle of the 9th century at a time when theology, grammar and Koranic law were the basic subjects taught. The El-Attarine medersa, situated opposite it, is considered to be the most beautiful in the medina. The Medina with their typical bazaars. The entire medina has been designated Unesco World Heritage of Humanity Site. Wander through its souks and alleys which are unchanged since the Middle Ages. The old part of Fès with its numerous souks is a paradise for craftsmen whose timelessness will charm you. Lunch & departure to Marrakech. Arrival at the hotel and check in. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Marrakech
Day 9 – MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit: The Medina, the colored souks, the famous Jemaa el Fna square, its famous landmarks like the Menara, the Palaces of the Bay and Badia, and the Saadian Tombs. Lunch included. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.
Day 10 – MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA (240 Km Aprox.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by road to Casablanca. Arrival at the hotel and check in. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we will visit the economical capital of Marocco making a panoramic city: the Mosque of Hassan II, the Boulevard of the Corniche, the national park, Mohamed V square and the residential district of Anfa. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Casablanca.
Day 11 – CASABLANCA – AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of our services.