Casablanca: Best Things to Do

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Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco

It's known to have one of the most spectacular mosques in the world, Hassan II Mosque

Casablanca's most attraction is the city's building architecture, local arts, and culture scene

  The city is also known as an important place of Islamic worship and used to be a pirates' harbor

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SIGHTSEEING

Casablanca's old city district offers unique architecture throughout the city. You can walk around Cathédrale Sacré Coeur and enjoy the great exterior and interior of twentieth-century architecture.

Cathédrale Sacré Coeur

Grand, former Roman Catholic cathedral from 1930, designed by Paul Tournon in neo-Gothic style

DOWNTOWN

In the downtown Casablanca, you can find the city's famous attractions like Mohammed V Square, some famous restaurants like La Saqla, and coffee shops like Rick's Café in the town. Hassan II Mosque is also located in the area.

Mohammed V Square

a public square of historical and symbolic significance located in central Casablanca

SHOPPING

You can find many street markets in Casablanca. One of the street markets you can visit is in the Old Medina. You can find almost everything like food, clothing, and souvenirs at affordable prices. But if you are looking for a modern shopping mall, go to Anfaplace Shopping Mall. The mall offers from local to international brands.

ANFAPLACE MALL

Bustling, modern shopping complex with international retailers, local boutiques, eateries & more

Old Medina

a valley filled with street shops

FOOD & DRINK

As Moroccan city, Casablanca has the typical food of Moroccan city. One of the best dishes that you can try is the lamb tagine. Tagines are a stew dish with a rich spicy taste. And for the drink, you can try their authentic Moroccan mint tea. It's a meant tea made of fresh mint, sugar, water, and gunpowder tea.

CULTURE

Casablanca has a typical culture of a Moroccan city. It's a primarily Muslim city with influences of Arab and European cities.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Casablanca is from July to August as the city has the most comfortable temperature to have outdoor activities.

HOTEL

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca is more than a 5-star luxury hotel, but also Casablanca's attraction to tourists. The hotel's interior and architecture are magical. The hotel offers great hotel accommodation. You can find that every corner of the hotel is photogenic. But, if you want to have a budget stay, Hotel Central Casablanca offers good accommodation at affordable prices. From the hotel location, you can have good access to the city's attractions like the United Nations Square, Marina Casablanca, and La Sqala.

Hôtel Central

a budget hotel with good quality accomodations in Casablanca

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

an upscale hotel eaturing Moroccan-style decor located next to the Anfaplace Shopping Center

RESTAURANT

La Sqala offers a good vibes interior and the best food in town. It's one of the famous restaurants that attracts locals and tourists with an authentic Moroccan's interior and exterior. But if you are looking for the best traditional restaurant, Le Riad serves the most authentic Moroccan cuisines. You can try their best tangine menu.

Le Riad

a nice Moroccan restaurant in Casablanca

La Sqala

a pretty garden restaurant in Casablanca

CAFE

Rick's Café is one of the top cafes in Casablanca. Not only serves the best coffee in town, but the cafe also has a great movie-like vibe in Casablanca. But, if you want to have coffee with the best pastries in town, go to Café Bianca. The coffee shop is also known to serve the best pastries and breakfast with a nice sea view.

Café Bianca

a coffee shop serving tasty coffee and pastries in Casablanca

Rick's Café

Romantic eatery inspired by the cafe in the 1942 film “Casablanca," with cocktails & a piano

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Located near the central market of Casablanca, La Bodega is a trendy bar where you can groove with live music on the dancing floor. But, if you like to drink in a rooftop bar, Sky 28 can be one of your options. They offer the best wine in the city. Located on the 28th floor of the Kenzi Tower Hotel, the bar gives you the best night view of Casablanca city.

Sky 28

a skybar located on the 28th floor of the Kenzi Tower Hotel

La Bodega

A Morrocan restaurant in Casablanca

INTERESTING PLACE

As the most visited place in Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque is known to be the tallest mosque in the world. The mosque has unique architecture that will blow out your mind. Explore the great Hassan II Mosque's architecture and view. It's best to visit the mosque in the afternoon. Guests have to follow some rules in the mosque like wearing a respectful dress and not wearing shoes in the prayer hall. Another interesting place you can visit in Casablanca is Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur. It used to be a Roman Catholic church, but now it's a cultural center that is open to visitors. The church has a typical architecture design of Casablanca buildings.

Cathédrale Sacré Coeur

Grand, former Roman Catholic cathedral from 1930, designed by Paul Tournon in neo-Gothic style

Hassan II Mosque

Large, elaborate oceanfront mosque, built in 1993, with intricate decor & a soaring, 210-m

minaret

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

With the great architecture of the city, you'll have a lot of photos for your Instagram stock. One of them is Mahkama du Pacha. It is an administrative building in Casablanca. The building has traditional Moroccan architecture. The building has a lot of architecture for your Instagram photos. But, if you want a nature view spot, go to El Hank Lighthouse where you can see the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. You'll have a good photo of the beauty of the Atlantic coastline.

El Hank Lighthouse

Lighthouse constructed in 1916 & towering 167 ft

, with an inner spiral staircase in Casablanca

Mahkama du Pacha

Grand Moorish-style government building featuring mosaics, marble columns & carved cedar ceilings