Location and overview
Casablanca is a large, port city and commercial hub in western Morocco. It is fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Once you visit it you can notice the city’s French colonial legacy through architecture. There is a great blend of Moorish style and European art decoration. Casa (as locals call it) isn’t too touristy but it is the most cosmopolitan and Western-feeling city in Morocco.
Tourist Attractions in Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque
On the shoreline, just beyond the northern tip of Casablanca’s Medina, the Hassan II mosque dominates the entire city. Finished in 1993, it is the second largest mosque in the world.
Located in the same region as Hassan II Mosque, La Corniche is a beach front district offering an array of dining experiences as well as pools and beach access. La Corniche offers an area full of entertainment, and the chance to go on a pleasant and refreshing walk on the beach, or even a dip in the sea if you’re feeling daring.
The Old Medina
Unlike in many Moroccan cities, the old part of town is surprisingly easy to pass by in Casablanca. Moreover, it’s a rambling and ramshackle neighborhood with an authentic residential feel, and a great place to feel the pulse of Casablanca life.
Cathedral Du Sacre Coeur
This graceful cathedral was built in the 1930s.Its architecture is a harmonious blend of both European and Moroccan style.
It is a must for tourists who want to throw themselves into the midst of city life. It’s a great opportunity for photographers and great fun for everyone else. You’ll find everything here from plastic bowls to Morocco’s famous slippers.
Museum of Moroccan Judaism
It is a unique museum and the only Jewish museum in the Arab world. It offers an insight into the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in a Moroccan Civilization.