Located in Morocco's largest city, our Casablanca accommodations feature all the comforts of home and are ideally located in the heart of this culturally rich and historic area, near shopping centers, the famous Hassan II Mosque, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is located in North Africa with a population of nearly 34 million. The capital city is Rabat, but the largest city is Casablanca.
Filled with unforgettable sights and history, Morocco will fulfill your expectations with ancient walled cities, shopping in the medina, desert-crossing camels, beautiful date palms and spectacular mosques and museums.
Independent since 1956, Morocco is a youthful country with much to see and do. The Port of Casablanca is considered Morocco's chief port and is one of the largest artificial ports in the world.
Hassan II Mosque - The Hassan II mosque is one of the main tourist attractions in Casablanca and it is certainly well worth the visit. Built to commemorate the former king's 60th birthday, Casablanca's premier house of prayer is one of the largest in the world. Designed by French architect Michel Pinseau, it can accommodate 25,000 worshippers inside and 80,000 more outside. The detailed Zellij tile work, particularly around the fountains, is absolutely stunning. This is one of the only mosques you may visit as a non-Muslim, although you will need to be part of a guided tour.
Be prepared to remove your shoes before you go inside the main prayer section, and it's generally a good idea to cover your head out of respect.
Rick's Cafe - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman may have never set foot in Casablanca, but the spirit of the movie is alive in downtown Casablanca. The interior of the building has been restored to resemble the era depicted in the movie, and is dominated by the central courtyard with its authentic 1930s Pleyel piano.
If you've never seen the movie "Casablanca", it is shown every evening in an upstairs dining room that is filled with movie memorabilia.
The menu is filled with Moroccan standards such as a lamb tagine, but also offers many other diverse dishes.
Tajine Wa Tanjia - Opened in 2004, Tajine Wa Tanjia offers a perfect combination of reasonable prices, authentic cuisine and a warm and intimate atmosphere. Their extensive menu reads like a Moroccan cookbook, offering almost every national dish possible.
The interior of this restaurant has a warm ambiance. The low lighting subtly highlights the walls, which are decorated with Moroccan lanterns and mirrors.
Morocco's craftsmen are some of the most skilled in the world, with generations of families working in ceramics, jewelry, leather, metal, and wood.
Many stores are located within the local markets, called souks, and this is where the shopping bargains will be found. Bartering is part of the routine for locals, and is an accepted and expected practice.