Discover the main places to see and visit in the city of Casablanca, the capital economic of Morocco

With avenues by the sea, nightclubs, malls and galleries that house internationally known designer stores, the city of Casablanca in Morocco is undoubtedly one of the most modern and cosmopolitan in the country.

Its architecture inspired by the buildings in Marseille, France, combines elements of art deco and traditional Moroccan designs, revealing a contemporary, surprising destination that is totally different from what we imagine of Morocco.

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Strategically erected in front of the Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca it houses the largest port in North Africa and receives numerous flights daily that make connections to other countries on the continent and in Europe. Those who need to spend a few hours at the airport can easily get to know the city's emblematic points in just one day, but the ideal is to spend at least two days at the destination.

Despite maintaining its history and culture, Casablanca has adapted to modern times and has gradually gained innovative constructions such as the Morroco Mall, one of the five largest shopping malls in the world, and the Hassan II Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Arab construction.

When walking through the streets of the city center, the constant development in this region of the country is notorious, extensive streets decorated with palm trees in front of buildings and constructions always decorated in white, giving access to squares, parks and gardens. Casablanca also boasts chic neighborhoods that are home to grand, high-end mansions.

The financial capital of Morocco became famous after the 1942 Hollywood classic that bears the same name as the city. The film narrates a romantic drama that has as a background Casablanca, but make no mistake, the film was shot entirely in studios. Cinephiles on duty can check out some of this history at Rick's Café, a themed space with a typical Moroccan atmosphere that served as a backdrop during the recordings.

What to visit in Casablanca

Casablanca tourism tips. Photo: via Flickr – cokeeorg

Hassan II Mosque

The third largest mosque in the world is easily seen from many vantage points. Casablanca. The huge building has space for up to 25,000 worshipers and is the only one that welcomes non-Muslims in Morocco. The tours are done at certain times of the day accompanied by guides who present the structure in three different languages. Indispensable attraction on a visit to the city.

Le Corniche

Take some time to walk along Le Corniche, a seaside promenade that houses an incredible structure of bars, beach clubs and restaurants with privileged views of the beach. This is one of the points in the city where it is possible to observe the daily life and customs of the Moroccan people.

Medina

The oldest part of the city works as a great trade of products, spices and handicrafts typical of the country. Despite not being as big as the medinas of Marrakech, Fez, Essaouira or Meknes, this is a very interesting spot in Casablanca, where tourists have the experience of experiencing the most typical and exotic side of the country.

Habous neighborhood

Built in the 1920s, this picturesque neighborhood of Casablanca it is full of charming streets and alleys where there are numerous shops and craft bazaars.

Mohammed V Square

This is one of the most important squares in the city where there are several impressive and exotic monuments. The square is also the administrative center of Casablanca and was built in 1920.

Other places to visit in Casablanca

  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • Ain Diab Beach
  • Morocco Mall
  • Abderrahman Slaoui Museum
  • United Nations Square
  • Central Market

How to get to Casablanca

tourist attractions in Casablanca

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The airline Royal Air Maroc offers direct flights from the city of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and takes an average of 9 hours of travel.

When is the best time to visit Casablanca?

Casablanca tourism tips

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Casablanca is a destination that can be visited all year round, but try to avoid the months of November, December and January, when the rains are constant in this region of the country. The hottest months are from July to September.

Where to stay in Casablanca

tourist attractions in Casablanca

Casablanca tourism tips. Photo: Pixabay

Find accommodation in Casablanca here.

* This trip was made at the invitation of the Official Delegation of Tourism of Morocco in collaboration with the airline Royal Air Maroc Brasil.

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» Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the largest temple in Morocco
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