Unmissable Attractions in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca at sunset
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca at sunset | © agefotostock / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Sarah Williams
4 September 2021

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, not to mention the economic heart of the country. Although it doesn’t attract as many tourists as cities like Marrakech, Fez and Tangier, Casablanca still offers plenty of great things to see and do.

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Hassan II Mosque

Mosque
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The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquee Hassan II. Casablanca, Morocco
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Perhaps the most famous sight in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque is a striking architectural jewel that showcases the very best of Moroccan artisanship. The large mosque, complete with a towering minaret, is one of the largest mosques in the world. It was built in the early 1990s to celebrate the 60th birthday of the previous king.

Medina

Historical Landmark
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Old Medina, Casablanca
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The 19th-century medina of Casablanca is mainly a residential area today. Nonetheless, walking through the narrow streets and resting for a while in one of the many nice cafes and restaurants is a pleasant way to understand a bit more of what makes the city tick. Look for the street art that adorns some of the walls.

Museum of Moroccan Judaism

Museum
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The Museum of Moroccan Judaism tells the story of Morocco’s previously large Jewish population. It’s an interesting place to learn more about the nation’s Jewish heritage and history, as well as about Jewish culture in general. What makes the museum exceptional, however, is the fact that it is the only museum dedicated to Judaism in the entire Arab world.

Morocco Mall

Shopping Mall
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Morocco, Casablanca. Moroccan families in the Morocco Mall inaugurated in 2011. The second largest shopping centre in Africa, known for its numerous s
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The enormous Morocco Mall is one of the biggest shopping centres in Africa. It’s a top place for anyone looking for a modern and fixed-price shopping experience. As well as being home to a huge assortment of shops and eateries, the mall also contains Aquadream, a large aquarium with many species of fish.

Twin Centre

Architectural Landmark
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Twin Center, office and shopping complex, Quartier Gauthier, Casablanca, Morocco, northern Africa
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The two skyscrapers that form Casablanca’s Twin Centre soar 28 floors above the city. They contain a hotel, residential and office units, restaurants, bars, shops and other facilities. Ride the elevator to Bar 28, on the top floor of Tower B, for panoramic city views.

Arab League Garden

Cathedral, Park
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The Arab League Park (Parc de la Ligue arabe ) is an urban park in Casablanca, Morocco
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A pretty park, the Arab League Garden is a pleasant place for a stroll. Palm trees overhang the main pathway, offering plenty of welcoming shade and there are several terrace cafes where you can stop for a spot of people watching.

Villa des Arts

Building, Art Gallery
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Morocco, Casablanca, Villa des Arts
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Housed within an attractive art deco building, the Villa des Arts is a great place for fans of modern art. Works include those by local and international artists.

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