Casablanca is the country’s busiest port and the commercial hub of Morocco. With a population of over 3.5 million, Casablanca is a relatively small city packed with great attractions. You always heard that Casablanca is not worth visiting, so you are confused about whether you should take some time to explore Casablanca or not.
You do not want to spend weeks in Casablanca? No problem! You can still visit Casablanca’s most famous attractions, even if you take only a few days out from your tour. French colonial and traditional Moroccan architecture in Casablanca will capture your attention. Don’t pay attention to the statements like “Casablanca is not too touristy” and explore the hidden paradise in the city.
Visit Casablanca “the financial hub of Morocco”:
It is a fact that most travelers skip Casablanca when they are in Morocco. One day in Casablanca is usually enough for those who are visiting Morocco for the first time, though more is better. Casablanca is a thriving business center, and it is not as atmospheric and exotic as other cities. But still, you will not be disappointed if you know a bit about the best places to visit in Casablanca.
The city came to prominence as one of the most important cities of the Berber Barghawata kingdom. In the 15th century, it was famous as a safe harbor for pirates. In the year 1775, the town was destroyed by an earthquake and was rebuilt by the Sultan Muhammad Bin Abdullah. In the 20th century, the French colonized the city.
Now Casablanca is an important port in the region. It is a commercial city where thousands come to seek new opportunities. It is a crowded city where you can have traffic problems, but when you would see the fantastic traditional and modern Moroccan architecture, you would be enthralled.
Check into your hotel room:
Casablanca is a commercial city, so you will not face any problem while finding a room in a hotel. Casablanca does not lack for hotels and resorts, but make sure you book a room in advance. The hotels provide a comfortable retreat so that you can feel at home. The facilities you want to get will depend on your budget.
If you book a room in a luxury hotel, then you will get more facilities like satellite TV, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center any many more. However, in a moderate hotel, you would only get a comfortable room with basic facilities. After having some rest start your journey of discovering the best of Casablanca.
Visit the most iconic place in Casablanca:
You may be thinking that it is not possible to visit the famous places in one day. It is true that you can’t explore the entire city in one day, but you can visit the most famous places in Casablanca. Start your exploration by visiting the most iconic site in Casablanca, the “Hassan II mosque.” For those who are interested in visiting the Islamic house of worship, then the Hassan II mosque, is the best place. Non-Muslims are can also visit the mosque on guided tours. The mosque has the capacity to hold one lac worshippers.
Walk to the old medina:
If you visit Casablanca but do not explore the streets of the old medina; then, your tour is incomplete. The old medina is the best place in Casablanca that gives you a taste of traditional Morocco. It represents the oldest part of the city. The old medina is a great place to explore on foot. There are shops where people sell different spices, handmade crafts, and clothes. Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs from the old medina as they are authentic and cheap. These souvenirs will remind you of the fantastic tour to Casablanca for the rest of your life.
Dinner at a restaurant:
When you are in Morocco you must try traditional Moroccan food. Dine at a restaurant that serves the best traditional Moroccan cuisine. Several restaurants in Casablanca serve traditional Moroccan, international, and vegetarian-friendly cuisine. The best part is that there are moderate and cheap restaurants as well, which also serve delicious food. Are you craving for Italian food? No problem! Several restaurants in Casablanca are serving Italian cuisine.
There are not that many bars and clubs in the city. However, you can enjoy the nightlife at the beaches. Tourists and locals enjoy their time at night, partying at the beaches. In fact, the beaches turn into a party venue. Since Casablanca is in a Muslim country, the nightlife is not as exotic as European or American cities.