What to see in Casablanca
Casablanca is not as attractive to tourists as the charismatic Marrakech or the capital Rabat, but there are still sightseeing opportunities for travellers passing through and a day or two in Casablanca won't go unrewarded. The main landmark to visit is the enormous King Hassan II Mosque, perched over the ocean. This is one of the largest mosques in the world and, unusually for mosques in Morocco, is open to non-Muslims. The Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman, built on a rock out at sea and only accessible at low tide, is also a fascinating site, but regrettably non-Muslims cannot enter; however, it is still worth exploring the little village which has grown around the shrine. Although not quite as majestic as the medina's of Fez or Marrakech, the ancient walled part of Casablanca is still definitely worth a visit. This part of town predates the French protectorate and has undergone restoration where the skala (bastion) and colonial clock tower have been restored to their former glory. For a taste of modern Morocco enjoy the restaurants, shops and views of the Casablanca Twin Centre, the tallest buildings in the country. Good museums in Casablanca include the Musee Abderrahman Slaoui, which has a wonderful art collection, and the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, which is a bit out of the way but very interesting.
Designed by a Spanish architect, the Casablanca Twin Centre features two skyscrapers which are 28-storeys tall and tower…
The seventh largest mosque in the world, and the largest in Morocco, the King Hassan II Mosque was designed by French…
Located past the ocean-side neighbourhood of the Corniche, the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman is built on a rock out at sea…
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