Best Things to do in Casablanca, Morocco
There are many things to do in Casablanca. The city offer visitors a vibrant mix of modern urban life with an exotic touch of ancient culture and traditions. Travellers to this North African city can enjoy a blend of old and new from its striking art-decor & architecture, contemporary art galleries, a large royal mosque built with modern touch, an old and new Medina bustling with local traders. Now add to this a number of charming beaches, truly Casablanca is a city of all ages.
Things to see in Casablanca
Enjoy a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the third largest Mosque in the world and uniquely built that part of it hangs over the Atlantic Ocean; the Square of Mohammed V, which displays fantastic French-Moroccan architecture. It houses the historical buildings of French Consulate and Banque of Morocco along a large centrepiece fountain. Other attractions in Casablanca include the Museum of Moroccan Judaism with its rich history of Jewish culture in an Islamic region; and the Cathedral du Sacre-Coeur, a stunning white building with two towers and multicoloured stained glass windows no longer used in religious activities but as gallery for art expositions and theatre shows.
Also, go shopping at Old Medina with its long stone walls and winding alleys of souks or traditional markets as well as in Habbous or the New Medina for a variety of quality artisan works such as traditional ceramics, leather slippers, embroidered caftans and metal lamps.
Moroccan Cuisine & Night-life in Casablanca
Then after the exhausting trips to the above mentioned attractions, spent time along the Corniche, a board-walk lined with restaurants and nightclubs as well as great beaches that greet the Atlantic waves, to relax and enjoy the sea breeze.
A visit to a traditional Hammam will also provide the relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere that you might need. Try going to the Solidarite Feminine, a group that takes care of unmarried women and children and provides great Hammam services, for an invigorating steam bath and scrub experience.
If there are any free things to do in Casablanca, that is window shopping at the Morocco Mall, Casablanca’s prime mall and the first-ever in the region. Aside from a collection of the world’s top signature brands like Dior and Ralph Lauren that only Morocco’s top one percent can afford, the mall also has Imax 3D cinema, a large cylindrical aquarium featuring small sharks, an ice rink and a world-class musical fountain that performs every hour.