The largest city and economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca is often overlooked by tourists. However, it has an incredible architectural heritage and some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. So, what to see in Casablanca?
Head for the Moroccan Atlantic coast, we will take you to visit Casa and its most emblematic places!
What to see in Casablanca?
1. Mohammed V Square
In the center of Casablanca, Mohamed V Square is a fine example of the thirst for Western modernism that struck Morocco in the 1920s under the French protectorate. There you will find prestigious administrative buildings and banks, all mixing the Arab-Andalusian style and Art Deco.
In the evening, do not miss the monumental fountain in the west of the square, where sound and light shows are given.
2. The Habous district
Built-in 1918 to accommodate families from all over Morocco, the Habbous district is a successful example of a modern medina that has kept a traditional style. Today, mainly merchants and booksellers live there.
The best is still to get lost and take the opportunity to do some shopping!
3. The Morocco Mall
Opened in 2011, the Morocco Mall is the 20th largest shopping center in the world and the 2nd largest in Africa. True national pride, it is a shopper's paradise and one of the most important symbols of Casablanca's economic dynamism.
Inside you will find the most important international chain stores but also many attractions such as an aquarium, an ice rink, and an amusement park.
4. The cornice
Also known as Ain Diab, the Corniche de Casablanca is a popular spot for locals who come to take a breather on weekends. This is also where you will find the highest places of the night Casaouia.
Take a walk along the ocean and enjoy the panorama!
5. Hassan II Mosque
Open to non-Muslims, this mosque is absolutely extraordinary: the tallest minaret in the Muslim world, the largest prayer space in Africa, and a true symbol of the city. Do not miss to visit it to discover an astonishing mixture of modern techniques and ancestral Moroccan know-how.
6. The Villa of Arts in Casablanca
Built-in 1934 in an Art Deco style, the Villa des Arts in Casablanca hosts many cultural events with the aim of sharing and promoting Moroccan culture.
7. The old medina of Casablanca
Destroyed by an earthquake in 1755, the old medina of Casablanca was rebuilt in 1770 by Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. If it is not the most beautiful in Morocco, it is very pleasant and allows you to discover the daily life of the inhabitants of Casablanca.
Start your visit at the United Nations Square, and then pass by the Grand Mosque and the Kouba Sidi Bou Smara. Finally, end your visit by passing by Scala Square.
8. The Arab League park
The largest park in Casablanca, the Arab League Park is ideal for cooling off in the shade of palm trees and enjoying a bit of calm before returning to the hustle and bustle of the medina.
9. The Royal Palace
Located in the Habous district, the former royal palace of Casablanca is certainly the most beautiful monument in the city. Built in the 1920s in a relatively modern Arab-Muslim style, it has superb Mediterranean gardens.
A hotspot in the history of the city not to be missed!
10. Tamaris Dar Bouazza Beach
Located 17km from Casa, Tamaris Dar Bouazza beach is ideal for families but also for water sports enthusiasts.
A must if you want to get away from the city for a few hours and enjoy a stunning sunset.