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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Mosque
“This flamboyant building was built at enormous expense to commemorate the former king's 60th birthday. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210m-tall minaret that serves as the city's major landmark, it is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone and wood, intricate marble flooring and inlay, gilded cedar ceilings and exquisite zellige (geometric mosaic tilework) abound. Multilanguage guided tours of the interior are conducted outside prayer times for modestly clad visitors. The mosque is the largest in Africa and can accommodate 105,000 worshippers. Built and partially funded by King Hassan II (the remaining funds were gathered through a somewhat controversial public subscription process), the mosque complex was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau, took six years to build and was completed in 1993. Its dramatic location overhanging the ocean waves echoes verse from the Quran, which states that God’s throne was built upon the water. Believers pray on a centrally heated floor, and can see the Atlantic breaking over the rocks underneath the glass floor in the basement and feel the sunlight through the retractable roof. The size and elaborate decoration of the prayer hall is simply spectacular. A team of more than 6000 master craftspeople was assembled to work on the mosque, delicately carving intricate patterns and designs in cedar from the Middle Atlas and pink granite from Agadir. The gates were made from brass and titanium, and the ablution fountains in the basement, which are shaped like huge lotus flowers, were carved from local marble. To see the interior visitors must be ‘decently and respectfully dressed’ (knees and upper arms need to be covered); women do not require a headscarf. Hour-long tours are conducted in French, English, German and Spanish, and take in the prayer hall, subterranean ablutions rooms and never-used hammam.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Very good restaurant by the sea with frequent animations. only accessible by car ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Oldest and traditional district in Casablanca. Nice place to have a walk, enjoy a local mint tea and buy some local souvenirs.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Un grand centre commercial anfa place.choping.balade.jeux des enfants.restaurant.bar....”
  • 22 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Excellent moroccan restaurant located in the old walls of Casablanca. Stylish and tasty ! Amazing brunch !”
  • 33 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Watch the amazing sunset from the terrace with a glass of chilled Moroccan rose”
  • 23 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Lounge bar located at the top of the highest building in Casablanca. Amazing views over the city”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Beautiful large mall ... many VERY fancy stores. Nice place to spend an afternoon window-shopping ... even if you don't buy anything! ;) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Offering a striking contrast with the modern arteries you have traveled so far, the old medina of Casablanca will give you, if you can not visit the medina of the great cities of the interior of Morocco, a glimpse of what a Muslim city in the past centuries. A situation which, with the development of the Casa City Center and the marina, places the old medina at the heart of a new tourist triangle. Attention: do not walk there at night, under penalty of bad encounters”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lounge
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“It has an amazing setting which brings you back to the 50's inspired by the movie Casablanca. Great food and music as wel.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Very good restaurant with a live band and an amazing view on the ocean. Go early and favor the non-smoking room if you are disturbed by loud music and / or cigaret smoke ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“Very good spanish restaurant where you can drink, eat and enjoy a live band, show,...”
  • 16 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Nice coffee shops for breakfast, good for walking or enjoying time in the evening”
  • 20 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Jurassic park theme, rides, roller coaster, flying fox, zoo animals, restaurant, cafe.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Situated in one of Casablanca’s most Westernized areas, Maârif has a busy shopping district with international fashion and sportswear brands, and eateries including fast-food chains, taco spots, traditional bakeries, and Italian trattorias. Meters from The Mohamed V Stadium which fills up with fans for club and international soccer games. Whether you are on a business trip, watching a live international game or just strolling around Casablanca, Maarif is a "must visit" while in Casablanca!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“L'un des premiers quartiers de Casa, très typique avec un marché ouvert ou vous pourrez trouver tout ce que vous voulez : vêtements, bijoux, street food, épices, légumes, fruits, poisson...”
  • 3 locals recommend