Historic and cosmopolitan!
Casablanca is one of the largest cities in Africa and, meanwhile, one of the most important places in Morocco. It rests beautifully on the Atlantic coast, only 200 miles away from Spain. The city is somewhat of an attractive combination of Arabic and French culture, making it an exciting and must-visit place.
This city is known for its lifestyle, history, and of course, its long coast offering numerous activities for every visitor. The city center's Medina district is brimming with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings that will make you feel like you've travelled back in time. In addition, the Agdal neighborhood provides beautiful beaches, ideal for sunbathing or enjoying outdoor activities like surfing and paddleboarding.
Modern urban life and architectural gems are combined with rich cultural corners in Casablanca, making it a top tourist destination in Morocco.READ MORE... SHOW LESS
The Hassan II Mosque is one of the top sightseeing spots in Casablanca! It is an architectural masterpiece that combines both traditional Moroccan Islamic styles and modern technology. Completed in 1993, it is the largest mosque in Morocco and the seventh largest in the world. The minaret of this mosque is 210 meters tall, which makes it the tallest religious structure on Earth, as the building itself can hold up to 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 visitors on its grounds. The Hassan II Mosque is built on a piece of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and offers Muslims the chance to pray on a glass floor, giving the unique feeling of praying directly over the sea. Tip: The Hassan II Mosque is open to both Muslims and not.
Curious to dive more into Morocco's culture and history? Then, the Abderrahman Slaoui Museum is the perfect choice! It features the personal collection of Mohamed ben Hmad Slaoui, a wealthy Moroccan art collector and philanthropist. This museum offers a great selection of paintings, sculptures and other forms of art from all over the country. In addition, the Slaoui Museum has a number of priceless pieces of antique furniture and other artifacts from Morocco's long history!LEARN MORE SHOW LESS
Each area has its own unique charm from the ancient Medina to the modern business district. Luxury hotels, fine restaurants, trendy bars and shopping halls are all parts of the Casablanca experience. It's nearly impossible to walk through one of the many souks at the Old or New Medina without stopping for a look!
After your visit at the Hassan II Mosque, enjoy a walk to the Corniche, the famous neighborhood that runs along Casablanca's waterfront, where you can enjoy a stroll and take some stunning photos of the ocean. The Corniche has many hotels and restaurants along its route, so do not miss having a break.
Last but not least, keep in mind to visit the Rick's Café, the famous café from the Hollywood movie Casablanca. While this might not be the real Rick's Café of the film and opened its doors only in 2004, the influences of the authentic piano bar are still there, and it is a fun place to enjoy a drink and relax after a long day out exploring Casablanca!LEARN MORE SHOW LESS