n a century and a half, Casablanca has grown from a small village of a few thousand inhabitants to a city of nearly four million and has become a large industrial and commercial. Don't miss a visit to the city with its Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque and smallest minaret in Morocco and one of the few open to non-Muslims in the entire Arab world and some other traditional places around. "Casa" is also a host of trendy piano bars, restaurants, and nightclubs where you can party in a crazy atmosphere!
Visit Casablanca: what are the best things to do and see in the most populous city in Morocco and the Maghreb?
Home to Morocco's main international airport, Casablanca is the main gateway to the country for many visitors. The industrial and economic locomotive of the country does not compete with the exotic charms of Marrakech and Fez. There is a European touch too much of its architecture, and the city has a modern feel not seen in other parts of the country. Despite everything, you will find some pearls to visit in Casablanca. Other than the Medina district which charming and much smaller, and easier to discover than elsewhere. And the colossal Hassan II mosque is unmissable.
here is a list of must-do things to do in Casablanca!
1. The Cornice
The Cornice of the city of Casablanca (seafront) is a great place to take a stroll along the water. Much of the coast is now home to luxury hotels and restaurants. This is where the locals go to relax and have fun. A bit far from the city center, you can swim in the pools of beach clubs and take a sun lounger, or simply enjoy the sea breeze. In the evening, the nightlife is lively awake, and dynamic.
2. Art-deco buildings
At one period of its history, Morocco was a French colony. Therefore, Casablanca has retained an architectural heritage from the colonial era of the 1930s. Art Deco buildings are dominating the center of the city, that’s why a walk is recommended to appreciate the beauty of some of the buildings. Start by Place des Nations Unies and walk towards Boulevard Mohammed V.
3. The Habous district (new medina)
Here is another side of the white city to discover. It is a district built by the French colonization between 1918 and 1955 to create a new Medina. It looks like the old traditional Moroccan towns with a few more things: bigger streets and modern facilities. In addition, it houses various traditional markets as well as the Royal Palace which is worth seeing while walking around the district.
4. The Morocco Mall
If you chose to visit Casablanca for shopping or sightseeing, the Morocco Mall is your destination. It really is paradise, but this large shopping center, which is the largest in all of Africa, Is a testament to the economic dynamism of this charming Moroccan city.
As much for its architecture as for its shops, but also for its restaurants and its varied leisure activities, this place is really worth the detour. If you plan to travel to Casablanca with children, then they will be impressed by its musical fountain, its large skating rink, the famous Adventure Land, and why not plan a moment of well-being in its spa?
5. Visit the islet of Sidi Abderrahman
It seems that Morocco's most populous city is also a landmark for good seers. Our direction is the islet of Sidi Abderrahman, which is inhabited by a few clairvoyants, some of whom have the gift of reading the future in hand. Whether you believe it or not, I recommend you visit this part of Casablanca. It is indeed a quiet place housing the Kouba of a marabout who gave his name to the island.