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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

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Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

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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
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Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

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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
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Royal Palace of Casablanca

Royal Palace of Casablanca

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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
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Quartier Habous (New Medina)

Quartier Habous (New Medina)

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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
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Mohammed V Square (Place Mohammed V)

Mohammed V Square (Place Mohammed V)

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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
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La Corniche

La Corniche

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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
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Église Notre Dame de Lourdes

Église Notre Dame de Lourdes

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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
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Casablanca Central Market (Marché Central de Casablanca)

Casablanca Central Market (Marché Central de Casablanca)

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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
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United Nations Square (Place des Nations Unies)

United Nations Square (Place des Nations Unies)

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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

Recent reviews from experiences in Casablanca

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Great Tour -- Highly Recommend!
Julie_G, Jun 2021
Casablanca City Tour
We visited the medina, Rick's Cafe, the outside of Hassan II mosque, and many other local places that I would not have been able to visit alone as a single female.
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Great tour
Traveler, Feb 2020
Casablanca City Tour
By the end of the tour, I felt like I had seen everything that I needed to see in Casablanca.
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A nice way to spend my last day in Casablanca
Traveler, Feb 2020
Moroccan Cooking Class + eating with locals
I recommend this class for anyone with time to spare in Casablanca who wants to see a bit of local life and learn how to make some good local food.
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Amazing!
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).
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A trip with camel ride
Passenger64237443330, 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.
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Best way to see the Casablanca
workmanj, Nov 2019
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
The option of paying a small amount in cash to see inside the mosque was the best surprise.
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Trouble-free transport in a nice new van.
Navigate58123166908, Jun 2019
Casablanca Airport to Hotels and Selected Cities private Transfer
I speak English and a little Spanish, but no French or Moroccan.
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Amazing service and wonderful driver!
Nomad21650081644, 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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The tour and the guide were lovely...
Corinne G, Dec 2017
Casablanca and Rabat Day Tour including Lunch
Rabbat and Casablanca from what we could tell have very few sites, so for one day to see them all, this was perfect.
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Great city tour
jeannestevens55, Jan 2020
Casablanca City Tour
As we had limited time in Casablanca, this tour was exactly what we needed to see the highlights of Casablanca!
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The tour in the market was a lot of...
Yael B, Nov 2017
6-Hour Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Casablanca
Best way to see Casablanca.
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Although folks seem to bad mouth...
Gerald L, Jul 2017
Casablanca and Rabat Day Tour including Lunch
Young, fluent in English and excited about the beauty and mystery of Casablanca and Rabat he made our day a complete joy.
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Fez Guided Tour from Casablanca - Well worth the time
Virginia_S, Feb 2020
Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca
Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to see all of the places that were on our list.
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Excellent tour. Go for it!
Destination277855, Jan 2020
Tour of Casablanca attractions in Electric Scooter.
I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend as you get to see all the main attractions of Casablanca with a great guide who is very knowledgeable about the city.
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Unbelievable Experience
zhiggie2019, Jan 2020
Marrakech Day Trip including Lunch, Camel Ride from Casablanca
In addition, we stopped at a communal bread oven and hammas to see how they heat the baths.
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Great host, amazing food
lindi988, Dec 2019
Moroccan Cooking Class + eating with locals
She is multi-lingual and fluent in English (and French and Arabic).
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excellent but for a few hiccups
ajanklam, Dec 2019
Marrakech Guided Tour From Casablanca With Camel Ride
We saw some cool things, but I wish I had a little more time to see each of the places we saw.
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Fez by Private car
maryharrisfa19, Oct 2019
Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca
Especially liked the tour of the weaving atelier, the ceramic factory to see the mosaics being made, wandering through the old University of Fez domicile and the home and rug display.
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Great insight into Casablanca
Scott N, Oct 2019
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
I've been to Casablanca once before but didn't have a chance to see much, so having a guide show me the hidden away places was excellent and we walked and drove around areas I hadn't seen before.
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A Fabulous and Fantastic Day in Marrakech
lmason1943, Oct 2019
Marrakech Day Trip including Lunch, Camel Ride from Casablanca
It has long been a dream to visit Marrakech and they made the dream come true for us.
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