Other Moroccan towns may get all the attention (looking at you, Marrakesh), but that doesn’t stop its largest city and capital of culture from going about its business being awesome. Casablanca, on the northern coast, is ready to reel you in with its sparkling white buildings, ever-present cafes and vibrant markets. A Casablanca holiday will make you fall in love…with a new city you never saw coming.
Things to Do in Casablanca
If you’re keeping track of the competition for most extravagant mosques, your holidays to Casablanca will show you one of the best. Hassan II Mosque has the tallest minaret in the world, at 210 metres high. The mosque is built over the sea, and inside, part of the floor is glass. (But unless you’re a king, you won’t be praying there.) If that’s not enough, at night, lasers point from the minaret towards Mecca—yes, lasers!
When you’re done touring one of the world’s modern marvels, head to Old Town to travel back in time. Pay a visit to the replica of the famous cafe from the movie Casablanca and take tons of snaps of the white-washed French colonial architecture (Casablanca does mean “white house”, after all). Not your idea of a party? With Casablanca package deals in La Corniche, you can start your day with brunch on Boulevard de l'Océan Atlantique, then keep the buzz going at the day clubs and stumble home without ever leaving the beach. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Hope you’ve got a compass (isn’t there an app for that?), because Old Medina market is a bit of a maze—and getting lost is part of the fun. lastminute.com.au’s cheap Casablanca holidays will save you plenty of cash, but bargaining is practically a sport here, so bust out your phrasebook anyway. Smart buys: Tagine cooking dishes (those are the ones with the pointy covers), embroidered fabrics and handcrafted silver jewellery.
If one of the shopkeepers invited you in for tea—which is not as rare as you may think—you’ve already been introduced to the city’s favourite herb: mint! Slow-cooked chicken or lamb (marinated in honey and garnished with mint) is so basic, you’ll be surprised how much you love it. The carts near Marche Centrale can satisfy your street meat cravings; for fancier fare, head to Boulevard d'Anfa.
If you love sipping cocktails in basements, joining impromptu jam sessions or dancing the night away with views of the ocean, a holiday in Casablanca has what you need. Party animals already know to stay in La Corniche, but if you want to get off the beach for a night, wash the sand out of your hair, mousse it up and head to the stylish Maarif neighbourhood. What’s Next?
You’re probably already head over heels for this vibrant city, so the next step is easy. Get the best deals around when you bundle your airfares and accommodation with packages on lastminute.com.au. Add on one of our car hire options in Casablanca , and you’re good to go. As the mysterious Rick from Casablanca might say, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".
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