As the largest city and economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca is often forsaken by tourists in favour of Marrakech. It has an incredible architectural heritage and some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Let us introduce you to the beautiful Casablanca.
The Habous Quarter
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The Habous Quarter was built in the 1930s by the French and this has produced a beautifully mixed architecture. Visit the quarter to see how Moraccan and French architecture mixes. The Habous Quarter is ideal for souvenir shopping as it hosts outdoor markets and alleyway shops.
Whilst you are in the area, make sure to visit the Olive Souk market that sells many delicious olives, herbs, spices and oils. It will give you a great taste of Moroccan culture.
The Morocco Mall
Opened in 2011, the Morocco Mall is the second largest shopping centre in Africa. It is the paradise for shoppers and one of the most important symbols of the economic dynamism of Casablanca.
Inside you will find the most important international chain stores as well as many attractions such as an aquarium, an ice rink and an amusement park. It will be hard not to get lost. Get ready to be amazed by the amazing amenities.
Cornice Of Casablanca
Also known as Ain Diab, the corniche of Casablanca is a popular place of the inhabitants who come there to jog or walk the promenade. Stroll along the ocean and enjoy the panorama!
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The Hassan II Mosque
Open to non-Muslims, this mosque is absolutely extraordinary. It has the highest minaret of the Muslim world, is the largest mosque on the continent of Africa, and true symbol of the city. Make sure to pay a visit and discover an amazing mixture of modern techniques and Moroccan ancestral know-how. Superb!
Villa des Arts de Casablanca
The Villa of Arts in Casablanca is home to many cultural events in order to share and promote the Moroccan culture. This gallery is operated by the non-profit ONA Foundation. It houses many art exhibitions, both Moroccan art as well as international art.
The Medina of Casablanca
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Destroyed by an earthquake in 1755, the old medina of Casablanca was rebuilt in 1770 by Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Guided city tours are available if you are interested in learning more about the Old Medina. The Medina now is very much bursting with life, as it has a dedicated bazaar area. This marketplace offers anything from handmade goods to oils.
Arab League Park
The largest park in Casablanca, the Arab League Park is ideal to cool down in the shade of the palm trees. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Casablance and take a moment of meditation in this urban oasis.
The Royal Palace
Located in the Habous district, the old royal palace of Casablanca is certainly the most beautiful monument of the city. Built in the 1920s, it has superb Mediterranean gardens. Do not miss this historic palace during your visit to Casablanca.