Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca might not be the first place you think of to travel to when in Morocco. Do however not overlook this diverse and interesting city. It has much to offer and certainly a wide variety of culture to experience. Here is what you cannot miss out on when traveling to Casablanca in Morocco.

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The King Hassan II Mosque might not be the oldest Mosque, it is actually a quite new one, the thing that draws tourist here is its sheer size. It is the largest in Morocco and the third largest in Africa. A beautiful and spectacular building that is open to non-Muslims and definitely a must see when you are in the city.

Another thing to definitely do in Casablanca is send a post card. As strange as it may sound, the Casablanca central post office was built in 1918 and the building is beautiful and antique, allowing you to send your letter in style. The Hamman is an activity strictly for female travellers to take part it. Take a Turkish bath is absolute history and style.

The Old Medina is like the old town of Casablanca. Don’t expect anything near what Marrakech can offer, it worth visiting though as this is the best place to give you the feel of the market place many moons ago.

Mahkama du Pacha is a Hispanic-Moorish building comprised of more than 60 ornate rooms with delicately carved wooden ceilings. Entrance is free but it’s a bit trickier than just simply going in. Definitely seek the help of a guide. This is a very rewarding sight to see and comes highly recommended.

When in Casablanca you should definitely take a trip down to the beach Ain Diab Plage. Although it can be dangerous to swim here, there is plenty more to do. You can have a picnic on the beach and watch the people go by or you can hire a camel or a horse and take a romantic stroll down the beach.

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As you can see there is no shortage of sights or activities in Casablanca, give this stunning city a try, you will not be sorry.

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