Casablanca

Casablanca, a great city with a great touristic offer.

Casablanca is a city in the west of Morocco, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, although we, due to its proximity to Tanger and its distance to Aït Ben Haddou, our center of operations, include it in the northern destinations.
It is the largest city in Morocco, its main port, and the seat of most international and industrial facilities. It is the true cultural, economic and industrial center of the country. Its port is also one of the largest in the world.
We can say that Casablanca is an example of a cultural mix between the Arab world and the Western world. It is also the city with the best nightlife in Morocco.
In addition to its port, we can find monuments such as the Mosque of Hassan II, undoubtedly the main icon of Casablanca, with its minaret of 210 meters high, which was built to commemorate the 60th birthday of Hassan II. This mosque can be visited by hiring a guided tour. Next to the mosque we can find the beach of “La Corniche”, a good place to relax in the sun, enjoy its bars and restaurants or practice water activities.
Casablanca has also an old medina, but it is not comparable in charm or extension with the labyrinthine medinas of Marrakech or Fez, for example. If you do not have time to visit any of the latter, we recommend a walk so you can get an idea.
The Morocco Mall is a very interesting shopping center for shopping enthusiasts. It is located at the end of the beach of “La Corniche” and there you can also find leisure areas, gardens, restaurants and cafes.
Other options offered by Casablanca, is to visit the old Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Moroccan Jewish Museum, the only Jewish museum in the Arab world or the Arab League Park, Casablanca’s authentic green lung. We can also mention as interesting places Mohaned V Square, the Central Market or the neighborhood of the Royal Palace.
If you have enough days, we recommend you to visit this city on your trip to the south of the country.