Travel Guide

Casablanca

Overlooking the Atlantic ocean, Casablanca has a French heritage, it will be very easy to find locals who speak French! You will admire in its ancient part architecture that recall the Art Deco style, today it is an important commercial center. Do not miss the great mosque of Hassa II which can host up to 80,000 faithful!.

Documents and Visas

Passport, visa and length of stay
To avoid any problems when you arrive in Morocco, make sure you have a valid passport.
The need for a visa depends on your nationality. 
For all nationalities, the maximum duration of a trip is 90 days. 

Embassies and consulates.
As you prepare for your trip, take note of the contact information for your embassy and consulates outside the capital. You can go there to reprint your travel documents in case of loss and to get a series of tips (health, safety, etc.). Each embassy usually has an emergency number that can be used only if necessary. Most of the time there is also a social services office to help you, even in an emergency.

Health Councils

Even if very close to Europe, Morocco is always an African country, so you need to organize yourself well before embarking on a trip. Although public health has made progress in recent years, public health is not comparable to European health, so it is advisable in case of health problems in private facilities. 

Here the cost could be very high, so we always advise you to travel with adequate insurance coverage. During your travels, tours and excursions you may experience stomach pain, this can happen especially if you point to a mosquito or after ingesting drinks or uncooked food. We always recommend that you take first aid medications with you..

Useful Info

Population Casablanca: 3,400,000 approximately
Tongue:the official language of Morocco is Arabic but, due to its French and Spanish past, the latter two languages are widely used. French is the language studied in Moroccan schools.

Religion: it is a Muslim country.

Currency: the currency of Morocco is the dirham. It cannot be exchanged outside the country's borders, therefore plan currency exchange and consider other forms of payment. There are currency exchange counters in the aeroyou bring, in some hotels and in many banks, you will have to show your passport to change money.

Credit cards: Check with your bank to find out where you can withdraw cash by credit card. Most banks in major Moroccan cities have ATMs. Change the currency as soon as you arrive. The vast majority of purchases and services are made in cash.

Time zone:GMT + 01: 00

Climate: 
Morocco is a land of contrasts. Bathed by the Mediterranean waters to the north and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the west, it is also crossed by the Rif and the Atlas; this means that the country is characterized by a great variety of climatic influences.
The rcoastal areas are exposed to the sun and remain constant throughout the year. In the inland areas, the climate is less Mediterranean and more similar to the continental one. To the south, the country opens up into the vastness of the Sahara. Spring and autumn are the best times to venture here. The sun shines and reflects on the dunes in an immensely sandy landscape.

What to eat

The cuisine in Casablanca reflects the tradition of other Moroccan cities. Without a doubt, try the couscous, a national seafood dishcchino served with meat or vegetable broth and accompanied by fish or meat, do not forget to taste Tajine, a mix of poultry meat and lamb Mechoui cooked on hot coals.

Where stay

The best neighborhoods to stay in Casablanca without any doubt are in the Center, we recommend the following neighborhoods: La Gironde, Fonciere and Liberte. Staying in these 3 neighborhoods it will be easier to reach the points of interest of the city, such as the historic center, as well as having cafes, shops and restaurants very close.

Casablanca offers a great choice of facilities, without a doubt the new center is more expensive, but this is the area that we recommend where you can stay. We also recommend for those who love nightlife, the area of Maarif, you will find trendy shops where to shop, shopping malls with big brands.

The 5 things to do and see

Multiple attractions to discover in Casablanca, thanks to its history and culture, a journey that will remain in your heart, try to collect our suggestions.

Hassan

1. Hassan II mosque

It is the largest mosque in Morocco and among the largest in the world, it also represents another record, it has the highest minaret in the world, well 210 meters high! The minaret was built with very solid concrete capable of withstanding strong seismic shocks. Certainly one of the most visited places in Morocco.

Casablanca

2. Rick's café

Rick's Cafe is a Casablanca restaurant inspired by the romantic 1942 film "Casablanca" by director Michael Curtiz, where you can sip cocktails and savor the various menus of Moroccan cuisine, with very special specialties. You will find many tourists because it is now a symbol of the city.

Muhammad V Square

3. Muhammad V Square

It is a public square with a great cultural and historical significance of the city of Cablanca, in the center. His name is in onhours of the former king of Morocco Muhammad V, but is also known by the name "Pidgeon Square"

Royal Palace of Casablanca

4. Royal Palace of Casablanca

Those who visit Casablanca cannot miss this attraction, even if it can only be visited outside! You will still be amazed by the beauty of this palace, with Moroccan-style decorations typical of local culture, admire the flags lined up outside the palace and don't miss the ancient souk nearby.

Central Market of Casablanca

5. Central Market of Casablanca

It is in the heart of the Medina and if you want to visit something really typical then you can go to the central market, where you will find fresh bread, fresh fish and lots of spices and fruit, you will be able to barter to buy goods from all over Morocco. We advise you to have a snack inside, you will not regret it

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