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Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

1. Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

Discover one of the top destinations in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa and the third-largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest at 688 feet. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.  Equipped with a 18-mile laser directed toward Mecca, the stately mosque was created in response to the Royal will to provide the Casablanca metropolis with a great spiritual monument so as to increase the presence of faith, piety, and tolerance within the urban financial center of Morocco. Located partly on the sea over nine hectares, the Hassan II Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world, a true masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture. Wander through the massive building accompanied by an expert, local guide, picking up insights along the way into the mosque's historical and religious significance. 

Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the most important sights of Casablanca on a sightseeing and walking tour. Named "White House" by a group of Spanish and Portuguese sailors who marveled at the white houses facing the ocean in the Anfa district, today Casablanca ("Dar El Beida" in Arabic) is a bustling city of boulevards and modern infrastructure. Walk around the Habous district, where the small squares and narrow arcade streets provide a fine example of contemporary city planning mixed with the maze-like streets of the traditional medina. Continue towards United Nations Place and the majestic Mohammed V Square. Then, go to the lively Central Market and the surrounding Royal Palace. Explore the colorful Habous Quarter and the Mehkma (Tribunal). Visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque to experience 2 religious epicenters of the city. End with a pleasant stroll through the residential area of Anfa and shop in the newly built Morocco Mall on the seafront. 

Casablanca City’s Highlights Tour

3. Casablanca City’s Highlights Tour

Your Casablanca walking tour begins at Hassan the II mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest in the world. Admire the mosque's imposing minaret, which stands at 210 meters tall, then head to the famous Rick’s Cafe, a stylish reproduction of the bar from the iconic Casablanca movie. Next, follow your guide through the picturesque alleyways of the city to reach the Medina, where you can browse the stores alongside locals going about their daily shopping. From here, visit the nearby palace of Mahkama du Pacha, a grand Moorish-style building featuring mosaics, marble columns, and carved cedar ceilings. Make your way over to the Habous quarter, also known as the New Medina, and shop for authentic Moroccan goods and souvenirs such as clothing, leather, jewelry, and food. Make a stop at a local bakery next where locals take their homemade breads and pastries to be baked. Enjoy a tasting of some freshly baked bread, then visit one of the oldest pastry houses in Casablanca, tucked in a laneway off the Souq Habous. Sample some traditional Maghribi pastries before washing it down with a coffee or mint tea at a nearby cafe.

Casablanca: City Tour

4. Casablanca: City Tour

Begin your half-day tour with pickup from central Casablanca hotels at 8:30 AM. Meet your multilingual chauffeur, and sit back and relax in your private air-conditioned car or minivan, depending on your group size. Pass by the Old Medina of Casablanca and United Nations Square on your way to Hassan II Mosque. Spend 1 hour discovering the mosque before heading to Rick's Café, a legendary place thanks to two cinematic icons: Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. From there, make your way to the Corniche and spend 15 minutes exploring the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods, the grand avenues, and the architecture that blends modern and Moorish styles. Pass by Ain Diab and see the main public beach for Casablanca's 6.5 million population. Next, stop at the Square of Mohammed V, the pigeon-filled heart of the city, before visiting the Notre Dame de Lourdes, an amazing cathedral with stained glass walls around the church. Look out for the grotto which has a statue of Mary with flowers and candles. After admiring the cathedral, head to Habbous Square near the Royal Palace of Casablanca to discover this district in the city's old quarter, which was built during the French colonial period. Finally, stop at Boulevard Mohammed V to mingle with the local Moroccan crowds.

From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

5. From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from hotel in Casablanca by your chauffeur/guide. Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Rick’s Cafe, a replica of the set from the film Casablanca. Enter the world of Rick of IIsa come to life. Head to the waterfront for a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Appreciate the interior and exterior of the largest mosque in Morocco. Marvel at the soaring minarets which anchor the city skyline. Drive along Casablanca’s Corniche. See the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods as well as the grand avenues lined with a mix of modern and Moorish styles. Stop at L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic landmark in the heart of Casablanca. Cruise past the Royal Place in the Hubbous quarter. Leave the city for a trip to Rabat at 12:30 pm, a roughly 45-minute drive from Casablanca. Discover the sights of Rabat including the Royal Palace, the Marinid necropolis at Chellah (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Hassan Tower, and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. Pause along the banks of the massive Bouregrag river. Step into a maze of whitewashed houses in the Kasbah of the Udayas. Return to your hotel in Casablanca around 5:30 pm.

Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

6. Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

If you have between four and six hours’ layover in Casablanca and want to get to know this vibrant city, then this private tour with an airport transfer is for you. Your multilingual chauffeur will pick you up at Casablanca Mohamed V airport in an air-conditioned car for a half-day tour around the highlights of the city.   Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a 45-minute guided tour of the largest mosque in Africa. Then, visit the Ain Diab Corniche, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Explore its scenic promenade bordering the seafront of the city dotted with stylish resorts and hotels. Drive through the Anfa and Maarif districts to admire their elegant modern architecture. Then, head in the direction of Hubous, a neighborhood built during the French colonial period.   Finally, visit the Central Market, that attracts all visitors to Casablanca. Always crowded, this is the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and observe true Moroccan lifestyles.   At the end of your tour, your driver will bring you back to the airport with plenty of time to catch your connecting flight.

Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

7. Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

Get to know the cultural, historical and economic center of Morocco on this Casablanca sightseeing tour. This 4-hour morning or afternoon will help you to see the most important sights of Casablanca, a name given due to the white houses facing the ocean at the Anfa district by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors who stopped there before the city was built. Today it is a modern city with boulevards and modern infrastructure. Stroll along Habbous district with its small squares and narrow arcade streets, a fine example of successful adaptation of modern town planning in style of a traditional Medina. You will be seeing the United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square, the Central Market, the Royal Palace surrounding, the Habbous Quarter, the Mehkama (Tribunal), the Cathedral Notre Dame de Lourdes, the residential area of Anfa, visit to the famous Hassan II Mosque and the new built Morocco Mall alongside the corniche (seaside).

Casablanca: Private 6-Hour City Tour

8. Casablanca: Private 6-Hour City Tour

Enjoy the most emblematic sites of Casablanca at your own leisure. Starting your private tour with your private official guide, you will visit the Mohamed V Square, which is known for its picturesque architecture that has since been copied by many of the buildings in the city. Following this, your guide will take you through the Central Market and the Royal Palace, which are located next door. You will then enter the medina of the city to enjoy the countless Moroccan colors, sounds, and smells. One of the obligatory stops on this tour is the Hassan II Mosque, where your official private guide will tell you the most interesting stories, with this mosque being the third-largest mosque in the world. The last stop of this magnificent tour will be La Corniche, the beautiful seafront of Casablanca where you can have a coffee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or simply enjoy a walk. An optional and far-from-less important stop is a visit to the famous Rick’s Cafe, which was designed to recreate the bar that became famous for Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

9. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After breakfast you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets and many other local crafts. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4 : Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk along the cascades. Relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head to Marrakech.  Day 5 : Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch break, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6 : Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Casablanca: Private Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

10. Casablanca: Private Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

Start your Casablanca tour with a lesson in Islam and a visit to the largest mosque in Morocco — and the 3rd largest in the world. With its minaret towering up to 210 m, the Hassan II Mosque blends Islamic architecture with Moroccan elements, Moorish influences, and urban design. Next, it’s time to learn about Casablanca’s Jewish heritage with a trip to the mellah (Jewish quarter) of the old medina. It is here that the city’s Jewish past has been best preserved, and is also where it continues to live today. Then, work your way over to a gorgeous museum inside a home, where a private collection of Moroccan artwork awaits. As you peruse the artworks, also enjoy a refreshing Moroccan mint tea. From there, travel by private transport to the imposing Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, a European-inspired church that towers over its neighbouring buildings. Finally, another private taxi transfer will take you to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, which features collections and exhibits covering 2,000 years of Jewish history in Morocco. After exploring the museum, your guide will escort you back to your hotel (or some other centrally located drop off point) via private transfer.

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What people are saying about Hassan II Mosque

Overall rating

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based on 150 reviews

Great walk around different areas of Casablanca, guide was super knowledgeable about the history, the architecture and wanted to make sure I understood the context of everything I was seeing. Awesome mint tea at the right time too

Hicham was professional, on time, and very flexible. He looked out for us and took us to a souvenir shop afterwards. The tour itself was streamlined and informative and the van pickup was very seemless . Highly recommend!

Lovely driver who went out of his way to make the experience enjoyable and memorable. The Mosque itself was beautiful to see.

Amazing!! Such a fun day. Great recommendations as well. SO knowledgable!

Fabulous tour! Included inside the mosque. Highly recommend it!