Everything you need to know before your trip to Casablanca, Morocco
Land of Morocco’s main international airport, Casablanca is the main gateway to the country for many visitors. Industrial and economic locomotive of the country, it does not compete with the exotic charms of Marrakech and Fez. Much of its architecture has a European touch, and the city has a modern look that you don't see in other parts of the country. Despite everything, you will find some pearls to visit in Casablanca. The Medina district is charming and much smaller, and easier to discover than elsewhere. And the colossal Hassan II mosque is unmissable.
Why visit Casablanca?
The city of Casablanca is the economic capital of Morocco. Its international airport receives the majority of tourists. Located on the Atlantic coast, it has been destroyed several times during its history. Its current constructions are for the most part rather recent. It is therefore not the flagship destination for travelers who want to discover Morocco. However, it deserves a few days to unearth the treasures hidden there, such as the Hassan II Mosque and its small medina.
Where to stay in Casablanca?
To make the most of your visit, the right choice of accommodation is essential. To enjoy Casablanca, the ideal is to opt for accommodation in the center. Whether it be the Maârif district or the Gauthier district, you can find apartments or hotels for your stay. The Anfa and Aïn Diab districts are closer to the beach. You can enjoy their entertainment in the evening.
See also in Casablanca
Like most major cities in Morocco, Casablanca has its medina. However, it was destroyed and then restored in the 18th century. To walk there is to dive into the heart of local life. Then go to Place Mohammed V, one of the main places in the city. On this, discover the Habous district, built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is also called the new medina: there you will find small shops, including the olive market. Then, do not miss the absolute must see in Casablanca: the Hassan II mosque, built on the Atlantic coast.
If you like the "modern city" side of Casablanca, take a stroll through the Twin Center district (also known as the Maârif district). Also take advantage of the city's seaside location for a swim, especially in the summer months.
When to go to Casablanca?
The city of Casablanca enjoys pleasant weather conditions throughout the year. However, the winter months are also the rainiest. To make the most of your trip, it is advisable to go to Casa in April, May and October. If you are a fan of the heat, the temperature is around 30 degrees in the summer months.