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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
3 1/2 hours by bus from Marrakech
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Casablanca

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

As an economic capital and the largest city in the country, Casablanca is worth a visit if only to see its incredible architecture.

My suggestion:
Before visiting Casablanca, you must watch Michael Curtiz's eponymous film, if only to immerse yourself in the colonial atmosphere of the 1940s.
My review

As one of the most emblematic Moroccan cities, Casablanca is one the most European cities in the country thanks to its town planning carried out under French colonial rule and its resulting status as the economic capital of the country. Yet it is also a most Moroccan city with its incredible Hassan II mosque and the Bab Marrakech medina. 

I spent a few days in Casablanca and the city remains for me one of the most pleasant in the country. With it truly amazing architecture the city moves from majestic Art Deco avenues to its labyrinth of narrow winding medieval streets where it is almost impossible not to get lost. You move just as easily from traditional souks to cocktail bars in glass towers. A city of contrasts I think Casablanca is a reflection of Morocco today, held between tradition and modernity. In any case it is a must-see destination on a trip to Morocco.

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

At 230 km from Marrakech Casablanca is the economic capital of Morocco, and far from the wave of tourism in the rest of the country.

My suggestion:
For those looking for the modern Morocco, an urban lifestyle under the sun, the thrill of shopping in luxury boutiques, Casablanca is the place for you.
My review

For many visitors, Casablanca is not a must-see destination in Moroccan tourism I had been to the country several times without stopping there until one day I took advantage of a stopover on my way to Mali to visit the city.

It is true you could almost believe you are in Europe. Large avenues, residential areas, luxury boutiques… Yet Casablanca is not just the economic epicentre of the country. I suggest you come and lose yourselves in the maze of small streets of the medina, walk the length of the coast and especially visit the sublime Hassan II Mosque. It is dazzling white and one of the only ones in Morocco open to non-Muslims. Standing on an immense esplanade, it is the third largest in the world and its minaret is the tallest in the Maghreb.

Even if Casablanca is far from being a tourist stereotype, the welcome is warm and it is worth a visit.

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