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Casablanca
Travel Guide

Casablanca

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

ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
3 out of 5
H6 Nouaceur ZF6, Lotissment Du Parc Indust, Nouaceur, Casablanca
The price is Rs4,668 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Town Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Casanearshore Park and Hassan II University. Casablanca ...
4.2/5Very Good! (412 reviews)
"Very clean room. Crew is welcoming."

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Airport
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
5 out of 5
Rond - Point Hassan II, Casablanca
The price is Rs7,137 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in Casablanca City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Place Mohammed V, Casablanca Twin Center and Central Market of Casablanca. Port ...
Movenpick Hotel Casablanca
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
5 out of 5
Boulevard de la Corniche, Anfa Place Living Resort, Casablanca
The price is Rs18,322 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this Ain Diab hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Corniche Beach and Ain Diab Beach. Hassan II Mosque and Casablanca Twin Center are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (352 reviews)
"Great staff, excellent service. I would come back for the SPA and the lemon shaped desert (yummy!)"

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
My Loft Anfa
My Loft Anfa
4 out of 5
Rue Lahcen El Basri, Casablanca, Casablanca
The price is Rs3,366 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in the heart of Casablanca, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedrale Sacre Coeur and Casablanca Twin Center. Hassan II Mosque and Port of ...
4/5Very Good! (49 reviews)
"It was very good experience Overall property was very nice Room was good Location was very good Staff was very friendly and helpful We like the location Air conditioning unit was good works Few small things needs to fix I let them know Other than that very lovely 😊 Thank you 😊"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

My Loft Anfa
Villa Californie
Villa Californie
3.5 out of 5
1lotissement Quartier Californie, Casablanca, FL
Located in Ain Chock, this villa is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Casanearshore Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Hassan II University and Place Mohammed V. Chleuh Mosque ...
Villa Californie
Villa With 4 Bedrooms in Dar Bouazza, Tamaris, With Private Pool, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 200 m From the Beach
Villa With 4 Bedrooms in Dar Bouazza, Tamaris, With Private Pool, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 200 m From the Beach
3.5 out of 5
Villa 57 Residence Elbaustane 57 - Ain, Chock Hay Hassani, Casablanca-Settat, Dar Bouazza, Casablanca-Settat
The price is Rs17,161 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 12 miles (20 km) of Morocco Mall, Ain Diab Beach and La Corniche Beach. Anfaplace Shopping Center is 11.8 mi (19 ...
Villa With 4 Bedrooms in Dar Bouazza, Tamaris, With Private Pool, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 200 m From the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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