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Welcome to Casablanca

Although far removed from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman’s classic depiction of the city, modern-day Casablanca is indeed well-suited for romance, adventure, and nightlife. Thanks largely to an Atlantic port that attracts global businesses to its shores, Casablanca is known as one of the largest and most economically important cities in Africa. However, the city’s charms are found not in its skyscrapers, but in its distinct blend of cultures. Get oriented on a half-day sightseeing tour around this alluring city. You’ll stop by its most popular attractions, such as Mohammed V Square, Hassan II Mosque, the Ain Diab Corniche, and Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. After your tour, revisit your favorite sites, then take some time to relax in a café with a thick coffee or mint tea. Guided tours mean day trips to Morocco's nearby imperial cities are feasible as well. The capital city of Rabat, known for its blend of French and Islamic heritage, is just an hour’s drive down the coast. Or join a tour heading 2.5-hours inland to the exotic city of Marrakech (aka the Rose City), where your guide will lead you through maze-like streets in search of mosques, palaces, and musicians; or the historic walled city of Fez, three hours from Casablanca, where you you'll find the religious and architectural heart of Morocco.

Top 9 attractions in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

With its regal cliff-top perch overlooking the ocean and a soaring 210-meter high minaret (the world’s highest) that shines a beam toward Mecca during the evening hours, everything about the Hassan II Mosque is grandiose. The magnificent mosque is among the largest in the world, with space for up to 100,000 worshippers.More

Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

In the north of the city between the port and the seafront Hassan II Mosque, the Old Medina of Casablanca contains the last vestiges of pre-20th century Casablanca. Though the modern city sprawls in every direction, the historic quarter remains a maze of alleyways and a vast souk, tucked in by the remnants of ancient walls.More

Royal Palace of Casablanca

A masterpiece of Islamic architecture, surrounded by picturesque orange groves and elaborate water features, the Royal Palace of Casablanca is a suitably grand abode for the King of Morocco when he’s in town. Located in the Habous Quarter of the city’s New Medina, this is the King’s principal Casablancan residence and throughout the year hosts royal receptions.More

Mohammed V Square (Place Mohammed V)

Flanked by Casablanca’s most striking architecture, Mohammed V Square forms the central hub of the city’s buzzy new town. Laid out in the early 20th century and named in honor of the former Sultan, the plaza centers around a monumental fountain, dramatically lit up in the evening hours.More

Quartier Habous (New Medina)

Habous Quarter in southeastern Casablanca is one of the city’s most atmospheric districts. French colonizers in the 1920s created the area and small tree-lined squares, neat alleyways, elegant arcades, and a curious mix of French colonial buildings and traditional Maghrebi architecture still remain. Throughout, small souks sell handicrafts and leather goods.More

La Corniche

The city’s most fashionable suburb, Ain Diab Corniche is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The district is bisected by Corniche Boulevard, from the Hassan II Mosque in the east to the El-Hank Lighthouse in the west, but the main attraction is the scenic promenade along the Casablanca seafront where everyone comes for at least a stroll.More

Église Notre Dame de Lourdes

All too often overshadowed by the magnificence of the Hassan II Mosque, the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral is an important center of worship for Morocco’s Roman Catholic population and serves as a striking example of Casablanca’s modern architecture.More

Casablanca Central Market (Marché Central de Casablanca)

Located along the busy shopping street of Mohammed V Boulevard, Marché Central de Casablanca is the city’s main market. Crammed with locals, the daily market is a fascinating place for tourists to get a taste of local culture, while picking up bargains on everything from food to fresh flowers and traditional clothing.More

United Nations Square (Place des Nations Unies)

Located at the gateway between the historic Old Medina and the new Casablanca built during the 20th-century French rule, United Nations Place is the city’s busiest public squares. The futuristic steel lattice cupola, designed by jean Francois Zevaco, marks the pedestrian underpass, where the city’s principal boulevards intersect.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Casablanca

Perfect Day with Arafa
Marthahall_R, Jan 2023
Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour
He showed us all there is to see .
Amazing experience with amazing hosts!
Christina_M, Dec 2022
Experience Moroccan Cuisine - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class with Transfers
We weren't sure what to do with our free day in Casablanca before our tour began, and I'm so glad we chose this!
Make the most of your layover
Sandra_R, Nov 2022
Casablanca Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer
He speaks many languages including English very well.
Nice town, but long drive from Casablanca
Chefchaouen the Blue City Private Day Trip from Casablanca
It is a beautiful town, worthwhile to visit.
Comfortable way to visit...
Steven_W, Oct 2022
Casablanca City Tour
Comfortable way to visit main sites in Casablanca.
Great Informative Tour
James_S, Oct 2022
Casablanca City Tour
I got to see the magnificent Hassan II mosque and other highlights of the city.
Best Short Trip Ever!
Bianca_P, Dec 2022
2 Day Private Trip From Casablanca To Marrakech
This is where we met our English tour guide.
Beautiful and memorable day trip!
Dyuti_G, Dec 2022
Casablanca to the city of El Jadida Full day Private Tour
El Jadida was a really beautiful sight to see and our tour guide was fantastic!
Fes, a wonderful historic experience in Morocco
Zain_B, Nov 2022
Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca
He was courteous, spoke very good English, and accommodated our requests, making the 3 plus hour drive to Fes very pleasurable.
Casablanca day tour - Oct. 28, 2022
Angelapasco5, Nov 2022
Casablanca Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer
The only reason I couldn’t give a full five stars is that we asked to visit a souvenir shop to get some small trinket souvenirs and were taken to a carpet shop to endure a lengthy demonstration and harassment to purchase very expensive carpets which we had no intention of buying - but knowing this is how many vendors work in Morocco, it would have been nice if the guide expected this and brought us somewhere else.
Perfect transportation service…reliable, punctual, safe and comfortable!
CharlesF_M, Oct 2022
Casablanca Airport PRIVATE Transfer
He spoke wonderful English and was a very safe driver in the busy Casablanca traffic.
Delightful experience
Nisha_V, Aug 2022
3 Days Chefchaouen and Fez from Casablanca Private Tour
Our ride back to Casablanca with Amin was terrific, as we got to see much of the countryside, with Amin explaining things along the way.
Amazing Moroccan Experience
Chukwudi_E, Aug 2022
Morning Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Cultural Walking Tour
He also went above and beyond to show me all of the beauty of this country and I would definitely recommend him as a guide for anyone who wishes to visit not only Casablanca but Morocco!
Great tour
Ellen_O, Jul 2022
Morning Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Cultural Walking Tour
Bennis was a great guide and the tour covered all you could want to see in Casablanca; I would recommend!
Great tour
Shubham_M, Aug 2022
Casablanca City Tour
Very nice city tour covering all attractions of Casablanca.
Kelly_M, Jan 2020
Casablanca City to Marrakech Private Transfer
We were happy to see him!
Claudia S, Nov 2019
Private Day Trip to Fez from Casablanca
Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to speak good English (not very common here).
A trip with camel ride
Izabella_G, Nov 2019
Marrakech Guided Tour From Casablanca With Camel Ride
We had an amazing day :) our driver was fluent in English, helpful and really kind :) Casablanca and Marrakesh were really colorful, and we met a whole different world there :) and the camel ride was a lifetime experience :) I highly recommend this trip for everyone.
Trouble-free transport in a nice new van.
Robert_W, Jun 2019
Casablanca Airport to Hotels and Selected Cities private Transfer
I speak English and a little Spanish, but no French or Moroccan.
Amazing service and wonderful driver!
Genny_K, Feb 2019
Casablanca Airport to Hotels and Selected Cities private Transfer
He was very helpful and chatted with us about different things to do in Casablanca.
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