In contrast to the elegant squares and grandiose architecture of modern Casablanca, wandering through the Old Medina is like stepping back in time. Everything from linens, brass-work, and leather goods to traditional handicrafts, jewelry, and spices are sold here, and friendly merchants invite travelers into ramshackle stalls to haggle for bargains while sipping sweet mint tea.
Travelers may also explore the Old Medina as part of a half-, full-, and multi-day sightseeing tours of Casablanca. On a guided walking tour, soak up the city’s atmospheric streets lined with tea shops and bazaars and essential sites like the elegant United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square, the Royal Palace, and also by the seaside for a stroll along Ain Diab Corniche. Longer multi-day tours leave from Marrakech and Rabat and may be customized to travelers’ desires.