Casablanca, the commercial centre of Morocco, often comes behind the likes of Marrakech and Fes for tourism, but it should not be overlooked, whether for its art deco splendours or the modern recreation of Rick’s Cafe from the legendary film starring Humphrey Bogart.
The French colonial legacy of the city, entwined with Arab culture, ensures there is plenty to see in Casablanca. Alongside art deco buildings such as the old Cathédrale de Sacré Coeur and stone alleyways, visitors can marvel at the glass-floored Hassan II mosque and dive into gems such as the tiny Abderrahman Slaoui Museum.
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