Few cities blend modern establishments with the enticing appeal of old history, and the prosperous center Casablanca is one of them. As the principal port of Morocco and Africa’s largest commercial hub, the city thrives in the modern world. But, a visit will reveal that Casablanca’s beauty is hidden in the details. On the backstreets of the Twin Center and deep in the alleys of the old medina, you will find traditional buildings of white and rusty gold. And, in dozens of souqs vendors and artisans carry on age-old traditions from crafts to trade.
Casablanca has a dramatic coastline embellished with majestic waves of the Atlantic and Hassan II Mosque towering over the beaches. It is one of the largest mosques in the world, reflecting Casablanca’s Moorish and Islamic heritage. In the inner parts of the city, districts and neighborhoods stretch out around a magnificent square. Each one has a unique character—one of Casablanca’s most intriguing qualities. Ain Diab is a beach resort with pastel sunsets, while in the Racine neighborhood, you will have quality time enjoying the nightlife, food, and drinks. For a cultural excursion, head to the Habous district or the old medina. There, a day of handicraft shopping and people watching awaits.
Casablanca may not be as classically Moroccan as other cities like Fez and Marrakech. Still, it is a unique site where the Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Islamic empires thrived throughout history. As the voices of these cultures echo in every district, Casablanca continues to be an iconic city of wealth and tradition.
Tours visiting Casablanca
Magical Morocco + Spain & Portugal