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Top 7 Places to Visit While In Casablanca

Chances are Casablanca isn’t going to meet romantic Hollywood expectations. But, as the largest Moroccan city, it’s the place to get to know the culture, history and people of Morocco. It’s also a great, centrally-located base for adventuring down the coast.

Hassan II Mosque

Rising from the Atlantic is the largest mosque in Morocco, featuring the largest minaret in the entire world. Book ahead for a guided walking tour.

Casablanca Cathedral

Walking around this beautiful abandoned Catholic church in the Muslim city of Casablanca is truly a poetic experience. Check the schedule, sometimes there are gallery shows.

Central Market

Try the olives from the local vendors. Find a bottle of Argan oil to bring home. Pick up some fresh fruit and nuts to get you through the week. Take a bite out of the locality!

Mohammedia

Hop a quick train to the small city of Mohammedia. This little gem is still a secret from most tourists—head to the close-to-Casablanca beach and ask a local how to spend the day.

Safi

Still craving more adventure? Rent a car and head three hours south to the seaside city of Safi, known for its wonderful fish market and artisanal pottery.

Azemmour

Swing through this coastal city on the way down. It’s the most reclusive of the three, and its views from the top of whitewashed cliffs are worth the afternoon.

El Jadida

There’s no other city in the world like El Jadida, a Portuguese city of Morocco. Visiting is an incredible experience of cultural influence and exchange between Morocco and Europe.

Planning Your Casablanca Visit

Currency: Dirham and Centimes

Money can be confusing in Morocco, so try to get used to the currency before you arrive. 10 dirhams is generally about one US dollar and one dirham is made up of 100 centimes—think dollars and cents. Here’s where things get tricky: people will use different unstandardized monetary expressions like “rials” and “francs,” meaning 20 dirham or one cent, in different parts of the country. For this reason it’s especially important to confirm with a seller exactly how many dirham or centimes an item costs.

What To Wear

It is generally true in Casablanca, Morocco that showing a lot of skin isn’t polite. This isn’t just for women, even men shouldn’t wear shorts in public. Casablanca weather might bring you down, so pack breezy, light clothing.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +212
  • Best time to visit
    Try to visit in spring and fall, when temperatures are more mild and the crowds are thinner.

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What People Are Saying About Casablanca

reliable ride from Casa airport right into Marrakech!

Our driver was very good. He was there on time, even though some of our guest were stuck going through customs for a bit longer than expected. He found a spot right out front and did a couple loops so as to not get charged....He was helpful with bags, etc. and then he whisked us away to get to Marrakech. He even set up someone from the Riad to take our bags for us from the spot the driver dropped us off. He didn't speak much English, even though it was indicated that he might, but using my broken French and Arabic we were able to communicate just fine. Highly recommend this affordable service.

excellent driver very safe and carried our bags would highly recommend

Driver was there to meet us as we exited the terminal carried our suitcases to a people carrier very comfortable vehicle. Driver was very good negotiating rush hour Marrakech madness and we felt very safe. He was considerate and we were very happy with his driving.

Marrakech-Menara Private Airport Transfer Reviewed by Christine, 05/04/2016

Driver and Co went above and beyond to make us feel safe and satisfied

The company ensured that they found our desired destination address and the driver walked us into our airbnb and spoke to our host since there was a language barrier. More than satisfied!

One-Way Private Transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 03/13/2016

Reliable and friendly service at a reasonable price.

We are very glad that we used this company for our transfers as they were waiting at the airport on time holding a clear sign of the lead booker. The vehicle used was big enough for all the passengers and the driver was friendly and courteous.

Marrakech-Menara Private Airport Transfer Reviewed by Huy, 03/07/2014

Friendly informative driver who drove with care.

We were met at the airport and driven to the hotel. Although he only spoke a little English he was helpful kind and professional. He drove with care and stopped when his mobile rang (unlike many other taxi drivers we had experienced on other trips abroad).

Marrakech-Menara Private Airport Transfer Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/09/2015

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