CasablancaMorocco

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Just as it inspired a famous movie, Morocco’s main port excites visitors with its history, beaches, nightlife and very large mosque. 

The sprawling city of Casablanca is Morocco’s cultural, commercial and financial center, a very Westernized city. Notice the casual dress and large numbers of men and women socializing in restaurants, bars and on the beach. With grand architecture, long stretches of coastline and large parks, you’ll find many places to explore.

Glimpse old Casablanca by wandering the alleys of the Old Medina. Shop in the sprawling souk to see stalls laden with vegetables, leather goods, traditional handicrafts, silks and spices. Enjoy varied street foods including coconut cookies, shrimp rolls and freshly squeezed orange juice. In a former home on the edge of this old part of the city is Rick’s Café, a re-creation of the saloon featured in the Oscar-winning eponymous movie. You must remember this: The movie was actually made in a Hollywood studio and not in Casablanca.

On a headland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the Grand Mosque Hassan II, one of the world’s largest mosques. Take a guided tour of the 22-acre (9-hectare) complex to see the vast prayer hall, fountains and elaborate architecture. Non-Muslims are allowed to enter.

Alongside the mosque is the long strip of public beaches and private beach clubs making up the Corniche. At night the area’s clubs and discos draw a large, youthful crowd. Just offshore is a rocky outcrop containing the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman which can be accessed via a bridge. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the monument, but can explore the old neighborhood built up around it.

One of Casablanca’s prettiest spots is the Arab League Park, a vast open space with manicured lawns and palm tree-lined boulevards. Come here to promenade and relax in cafés.

Fly into Casablanca's Mohammed V airport and get around by train, bus, taxi or rental car. Casablanca is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Marrakesh and about 180 miles (290 kilometers) from Fez. Close to the city are numerous traditional villages also worth visiting.

Where to stay in Casablanca

Variety of colourful spice for sale.
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Casablanca City Center

3.5/5Good!(232 area reviews)

Waterfront views, bars, and spas highlight some notable features of Casablanca City Center. Make a stop by Casablanca Twin Center or Place Mohammed V while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Place Mohammed V Station or Hassan II Avenue Station to get around town.

Casablanca City Center
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Ain Chock

4/5Very Good!(29 area reviews)

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Ain Chock. Casablanca Technopark is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Panoramique Station or Technopark Station to see more of the city.

Ain Chock
Many shops are found in this neighborhood of Casablanca.
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Habbous Quarter

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Habbous Quarter and you might want to plan a stop by Casablanca Twin Center and Place Mohammed V while you're in the area.

Habbous Quarter
Ain-Diab or Aïn Diab (Arabic: عين الدئاب, "fountain of the wolves") is a district of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, situated next to the beach of the same name and extending from the marabout of Sidi Abderrahman to Anfa , the western part of the center.

The beach of Aïn Diab, which is the northern boundary of the district, extends for about two kilometers between two rocky cables: the Corniche to the northeast and the islet of Sidi Abderrahman. To the south the limits of the district are the avenues of Anfa and the road of Azamor.

The neighborhood has two distinct parts topographically: the hill of Anfa, where there are blocks of luxury villas surrounded by forested parks, and the depression of Sindibad
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Ain Diab

4/5Very Good!(49 area reviews)

While you're in Ain Diab, take in top sights like Ain Diab Beach and jump on the metro at Ain Diab Tram Stop to see more of the city.

Ain Diab
Casablanca featuring heritage architecture and general coastal views

Sidi Maârouf

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Sidi Maârouf, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Casablanca Technopark and Stade Mohammed V.

Sidi Maârouf
Ain-Diab or Aïn Diab (Arabic: عين الدئاب, "fountain of the wolves") is a district of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, situated next to the beach of the same name and extending from the marabout of Sidi Abderrahman to Anfa , the western part of the center.

The beach of Aïn Diab, which is the northern boundary of the district, extends for about two kilometers between two rocky cables: the Corniche to the northeast and the islet of Sidi Abderrahman. To the south the limits of the district are the avenues of Anfa and the road of Azamor.

The neighborhood has two distinct parts topographically: the hill of Anfa, where there are blocks of luxury villas surrounded by forested parks, and the depression of Sindibad
trover photo by Joao Santana

La Corniche

4/5Very Good!(40 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in La Corniche, Ain Diab Beach and La Corniche Beach are top sights worth seeing.

La Corniche

Top Hotels in Casablanca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
3 out of 5
H6 Nouaceur ZF6, Lotissment Du Parc Indust, Nouaceur, Casablanca
¥6,037
per night
Mar 7 - Mar 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Town Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Casablanca Twin Center and Casablanca Technopark. Casanearshore ...

4.2/5Excellent! (259 reviews)

"Close to airport free shuttle clean room great food"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
5 out of 5
Rond - Point Hassan II, Casablanca
¥8,932
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Casablanca City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Place Mohammed V and Casablanca Twin Center. Port of Casablanca and Hassan II Mosque ...

3.8/5Good! (764 reviews)

"The service in this place is wonderful. Everyone there are friendly food is great"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Hyatt Regency Casablanca
Hyatt Regency Casablanca
5 out of 5
Place Des Nations Unies, Casablanca
¥19,497
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

This family-friendly Casablanca hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Place Mohammed V, Marina Casablanca, and Port of Casablanca. Casablanca ...

4.1/5Very Good! (278 reviews)

"Secure, lovely property. Very accommodating staff. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Popular things to do in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque
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Hassan II Mosque

4.5/5(221 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Casablanca when you make a stop at a well-known site like Hassan II Mosque. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

La Sqala
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La Sqala

4/5(27 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Medina when you spend time at La Sqala. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Top activities in Casablanca

Private Casablanca Tour from Marrakech
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Private Casablanca Tour from Marrakech

¥5,863
Per adult
From Mosques to Rick's Café - Half-Day East Meets West Tour with Dinner
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From Mosques to Rick's Café - Half-Day East Meets West Tour with Dinner

¥9,931
Per adult
Marrakech Day Trip with Lunch and Camel Ride from Casablanca
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Marrakech Day Trip with Lunch and Camel Ride from Casablanca

80% of travellers recommend
¥14,169
Per adult
Private Tour of the Secrets of Casablanca
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Private Tour of the Secrets of Casablanca

¥10,908
Per adult
History & Culture Sightseeing Tour of Rabat
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History & Culture Sightseeing Tour of Rabat

¥12,858
Per adult
PRIVATE ARRIVAL TRANSFER: CASABLANCA AIRPORT TO TANGIER
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PRIVATE ARRIVAL TRANSFER: CASABLANCA AIRPORT TO TANGIER

¥7,470
Per adult

Reviews of Casablanca

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
84
5 - Excellent 25.846153846153847%
4 - Good
130
4 - Good 40%
3 - Okay
79
3 - Okay 24.307692307692307%
2 - Disappointing
22
2 - Disappointing 6.769230769230769%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 3.076923076923077%

5/5 - Excellent

Zachary

Feb 20, 2020

Lovely vibrant city with so much potential... would love to come back again in the near future!

4/5 - Good

Esme

Feb 12, 2020

At first the city is overwhelming, but it gets under your skin

5/5 - Excellent

DLH

Feb 10, 2020

“Rick’s Cafe” is a must. The food is excellent, as is the atmosphere. Another cant miss is “Hammam Ziani.” I cant speak for the women’s section, but men’s section is great- I paid more than six-times the price for the same service in Istanbul.

4/5 - Good

RachidAhmed

Jan 29, 2020

Vibrant city full of activities , I would compair it to New York if it make sense .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Casablanca is a wonderful city to explore. The people who live there are friendly and most speak several languages.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

My third trip there and my best.

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