Enjoy a full day trip in Casablanca to explore the secrets of this enchanting city, this guided journey will give the opportunity to discover & experience best things to do in Casablanca.
Details & Itinerary
Day 1– Private Tour in Casablanca – Entire Day in Casablanca – Full day in Casablanca
Casablanca is situated in the central-western part of the Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Economically and demographically, it is the largest city in the country, as well as one of the biggest and most important cities in Africa. Casablanca is considered as an international financial & business center due to its worldwide port, airport & industrial zones & off shoring complexes.
Top Things to do during your day trip in Casablanca
1.Visit the Mosque of Hassan II :
It is designed by the French Michel Pinseau & built by Bouygues Company during the reign of the king Hassan II. It is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic ocean, Its minaret is the world’s tallest with 210 metres, Completed in 1993, it has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of 105,000 worshippers: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the outside grounds.
To build this landmark in Casablanca, they extracted materials (the granite, plaster, marble, wood and other materials used in the construction )from all corners in Morocco, except some Italian white granite columns and few chandeliers.
For five years, six thousand traditional Moroccan artisans worked to create the beautiful mosaics and marble floors and, sculpted plaster moldings, Zellige tile work, columns, carved and painted wood ceilings. The exterior surface of the mosque was embellished with titanium & bronze.
2.Cathedrals & Temples in Casablanca:
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a former Roman Catholic church, it was designed by French architect Paul Tournon, using the Neo-Gothic style & built in 1930, after the independence of Morocco in 1956, the church has ceased its religious function.
The Temple Beth-El is a Jewish synagogue, it is considered as an interesting and fascinating center, used to house the largest Jewish community in Casablanca, the temple was completely refurbished in 1997.
3. Discover Habous Market & Quarter:
In the southeast of the city center, near boulevard Victor Hugo, in the 1930s, a new medina was built by the French colonial in a traditional Arab style at the same time as a obeying modern town, it contains public areas, such as markets, shops,, mosques, Kissaria & baths, as well as private dwellings, the new medina is another facet of the colonial planning during the protectorate, and its flower-filled, arcaded streets offer the opportunity for a stroll in a scenic quarter of the city.
4. Rick’s Café Casablanca :
it is a restaurant perched on the walls of the old medina in Casablanca, it was designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca.
The restaurant – piano bar is filled with breathtaking architectural and decorative details reminiscent of the film –Casablanca-: a sculpted bar, curved arches, balustrades, balconies, as well as beaded, stenciled brass lighting and plants that cast luminous shadows on white walls.
5. Visit of Mahakma Du Pacha:
A formal tribunal and today one of the city’s eight prefectures (administrative headquarters), it is a fine example of the adaptation of traditional Arab architecture to modern needs, the traditional Arabic decoration of its 64 rooms is the work of Moroccan craftsmen, it consists of carved stucco and Zellij tile work on the walls, carved cedar woods panels on the ceiling and wrought iron on the doors.
6.Explore Casablanca’s Coastal Corniche:
The cornice d’Ain Diab has been an upmarket part of Casablanca since the 1920s, running from El-Hank Lighthouse built in 1916 in the east, to Morocco Mall in the west, this coastal avenue is lined with a succession of tidal swimming pools, hotels, restaurant, and fashionable nightclubs.