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Casablanca is Morocco's capital and largest city, offering a stunning view of the Atlantic coast. The historical core of the ancient city is encircled by a wall and several exquisite doors, and the city is rich in unique and fascinating tourist attractions. Casablanca is the country's principal entry point and many tourists' first experience of Morocco, as it is home to the country's main international airport. With a sophisticated swagger unmatched in other regions of the nation, this busy metropolis is Morocco's commercial powerhouse and industrial core. The downtown Mauresque architecture, a mix of Moorish design and European art deco, reflects the city's French colonial past. The massive Hassan II Mosque, which was finished in 1993 and stands partly over the water, has a 210m minaret topped with lasers aimed at Mecca. Most travellers bypass Morocco's major cities in favour of Marrakech and Fes, therefore Casablanca is generally disregarded as a holiday destination. However, rather than passing through right away, it is worthwhile to enjoy a couple of days exploring all of Casablanca's attractions. Planning on visiting Casablanca? Accor Hotels locate hotels in Casablanca that suit your requirements. Check out our incredible hotel deals and book now to get our Best Price Guarantee!
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Casablanca climate

Casablanca's climate is classified as Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. This climate zone has an average temperature above 10°C in the warmest months, and between 18 to -3°C in the coldest.

Casablanca hotels

The most suitable location to stay at in Casablanca while enjoying the city's modern ambience and ancient landmarks is in the city centre, near the old medina, which is about a five-minute cab ride from the Hassan II Mosque. Another popular option is to stay on the beach, particularly in the upmarket Anfa district, which is close to the Corniche and less than 10 minutes by cab from the city centre. If you have set your heart on a luxurious vacation, Accor's 5-star hotel Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, with a spa and heated indoor pool, offers a breathtaking view of the white metropolis. The hotel is advantageously located in the city centre, in the Sidi Belyout business district, between the historic medina and the Hassan II Mosque. The French Brasserie La Tour and L'Atelier Oriental are two of the three on-site restaurants. Accor also offers budget hotels namely Ibis Casablanca City Center features rooms with fresh modern interiors, a restaurant, and a strategic position across from the Casa-Port railway station, with easy access to the old medina. Families can take the streetcar to the Parc Sindibad children's theme park, which is about a five-minute walk away. Another alternative nearby is the Ibis Casa Voyageurs, which is close to public transportation in the city centre. It has a restaurant, free parking, a pleasant outdoor terrace, and tiny yet modern rooms. For more options, check out our Accor Hotels in Casablanca for guaranteed best price to make your trip memorable.

Casablanca attractions

Casablanca's attractions and activities are select but exceptional. You will definitely find some unique gems worth exploring if you delve a little deeper. With our selection of top attractions in Casablanca, you can discover the greatest locations to add to your must-see list when you visit this distinctive city. Booking your hotel should be the least of your worries when visiting Casablanca. AccorHotels can help you find the best hotels in Casablanca. Check out Accor Hotels' fantastic offers and book online now to take advantage of our special deals.

Casablanca Architecture

Casablanca's architecture key design aspects consist of sharp white walls, stucco roofs amongst the arches, and enormous domes. The beauty of Moroccan architecture is that these components are often found mixed in with Islamic-style structures like mosques and schools. Place Mohamed V is Casablanca's principal plaza, and it houses several of the city's important administrative buildings. The neo-Moorish "Mauresque" design, sketched by the French Resident-General Lyautey when he modernised Casablanca in the 20th century, is seen on all of the building facades. Between Place Mohamed V and Boulevard Mohamed V, Casablanca's centre core is bursting with similar architecture, combining Art Deco with the renowned Moorish style we all know and love. Take a trip down Rue Tahar Sabti and Boulevard Mohamed V to see some of the finest preserved architecture.

Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II Mosque, located on the shoreline just beyond the northern extremity of Casablanca's medina, towers over the entire city. It is the world's second-largest mosque, covering 2 hectares and featuring the world's highest minaret. It was completed in 1993. The prayer hall has a capacity of 25,000 people, while the courtyard has 80,000. Each part of the area is covered in astonishingly exquisite ornamentation. The setting, situated on the tip of a rocky bay above the sea, is breathtaking. Those interested in the mosque's free guided tours, may visit irrespective of religion.

La Corniche

La Corniche is a promenade along Casablanca's shore. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the city especially on sunny days, but even when it rains, the sound of the Atlantic Ocean and the movement of the waves promise a memorable view. La Corniche, part of the Ain Diab area, is known for its stretch of glitzy Atlantic beach clubs and attracts a stylish clientele of sunbathers and surfers. After dusk, the area's trendiest nightclubs, martini bars, and sea-facing bar terraces become hotspots. The restaurants along the Boulevard de la Corniche include simple counter-serve eateries to upscale French cuisine.

Mohammedia

Mohammedia is home to Morocco's most important oil refinery, the Samir refinery, making it the heart of the Moroccan petroleum sector. This seaside city, located 24 kilometres northeast of Casablanca on the Atlantic Ocean, has several beautiful beaches and can be a relaxing option for vacation. Mohammedia has lots of laid-back appeal despite being home to Morocco's second-largest port and adjacent industries. The charming medina neighbourhood is a joy to explore, while the town is well-designed, with majestic, boulevards boasting lined palm-trees. Although visitors go to the beach, the cafés and restos bustle on summer weekends and the beach throbs with activity. There are frequent daily train connections between Mohammedia and Casablanca.

Dar Bouazza

Dar Bouazza, known for its beautiful beaches, is a fast-growing Casablanca suburb around 20 kilometres west of the capital. There's a mix of traditional locals—fishermen, surfers, and rural families—along with Americans and Europeans. Dar Bouazza has seen an upsurge in entertainment and recreational activity as a result of the expat population, as well as well-off Moroccans wishing to unwind and enjoy some a stress-free vacation. Surfing, jet skiing, beachside dining with live music, and spa visits are all available activities. This is an excellent option if you just want to spend a relaxed day at the beach. You can have some fun in the sun at any of the free public beaches.

Hubous

Hubous is one of Casablanca's oldest neighbourhoods, dating back to 1916. The Moroccan Ministry of Islamic Affairs, as well as bookstores from significant Moroccan and Arabic publishing firms, make this neighbourhood a cultural and religious hub for Casablanca. The Hubous is also a famous tourist site because of its many traditional and ancient buildings. Habbous, also known as New Medina, is full of open-air souks where consumers haggle over garments, fabrics, and Moroccan olives and dried fruits. Mahkama du Pacha is a Moorish-style government complex with mosaics, courtyards, and carved cedar ceilings that is open for tours.

Museum of Moroccan Judaism

The Museum of Moroccan Judaism is a museum of Jewish life in Casablanca dating back 2,000 years. The villa was once a Jewish orphanage and has a lengthy history with the local Jewish community. The history of Morocco's Jewish community is commemorated at this mansion in Casablanca's peaceful, well-to-do suburb of Oasis. The villa was once a Jewish orphanage and has a lengthy history with the local Jewish community. Photographs, traditional costumes, religious relics, and dioramas reflecting the rich legacy of Moroccan Jews, with a focus on Casablanca's Jewish population are detailed in the exhibits' history and cultural relevance. The synagogue, the most noteworthy exhibit, has been transferred from Larache and renovated.

Dar al Ala

Dar ul-Ala is a museum in Casablanca dedicated to traditional Mauro-Andalusi music and originating from the Association of Amateurs of Andalusi Music in 2010. There are monuments associated with Andalusia's music and heritage, making it a superb experience for all of the senses. Dar al Ala is open on weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with complimentary admission.

Casablanca Nightlife

Casablanca is saturated with elegant pubs, bustling restaurants, and a few nightclubs, with a more European vibe than the rest of the country. The Corniche has the trendiest venues, where people meet up in the streets and jam the beach clubs during the interminable summers. There are also a few sites where you may see traditional dances and music. Some must-visit bars and clubs include Le CasArt Bar, Sky 28, Duplex Casablanca and Maison B, while beach clubs worthy of mentioning include Flamingo Beach Club and Scarabay.

Casablanca Shopping

The lively Marche Central in Casablanca, located on Rue Allal Ben Abdallah, is a must-see for those who want to immerse themselves in city life. The market, located in the heart of the city, is where folks come to purchase and sell everything from fresh produce to household goods. It also has a slew of inexpensive restaurants that serve a wide variety of authentic Moroccan fare. Souq Haboos in Quartier Haboos, south of central Casablanca, is more of a souvenir bazaar. This little district was created in the Mauresque style in the 1930s. From carpets to ceramic tiles, the market here has a wide selection of traditional Moroccan handicrafts. For mall lovers, Morocco Mall in Casablanca, with 190,000m2 of floor space is known to be Africa's largest shopping mall. The mall has Morocco's largest variety of premium retailers. High-end designer outlets include Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Armani, and Just Cavalli. The Miraj Suite has 30 premium stores as well as bespoke VIP services.

What to eat and drink in Casablanca

Although Casablanca's cuisine comprises of traditional Moroccan dishes, it also serves seafood dishes, both popular and delectable, thanks to its proximity on the Atlantic coast. Popular restaurants include Brasserie La Tourfor traditional French brasserie classics all day; L'Atelier Oriental, which serves exquisite oriental cuisine inspired by the finest Moroccan and Lebanese dishes; and Marassi for seafood lovers; and Organic Kitchen for healthy food devotees to name, but a few.

Top things to do in Casablanca

The historical core of the ancient city is encircled by a wall and several gorgeous doors, and is rich in various and fascinating tourist destinations and activities. You may take a stroll in a Medina that resembles a labyrinth, visit the Abderrahman Slaoui Museum in downtown Casablanca, a cuisine tour will give you a flavour of the city's culinary scene, explore the majestic King's Palace, or go surfing in Safi (app 200 kilometres from Casablanca), and if that's not enough take up golfing, especially now that Morocco is quickly becoming one of the most popular golfing locations in the world.