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About Casablanca

Casablanca is Morocco's largest city, and while many visitors arrive expecting it to be similar to the film of the same name, they are frequently disappointed.
A vast, modern metropolis with all of the amenities of any worldwide destination, but with a few Moroccan peculiarities; it can take some time to get to know this city. You won't find all of the typical activities to do in Morocco, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you do find.

Marche Central

It is a major food market in the heart of Casablanca that offers a wide range of fresh local foods. Fruits and vegetables that are vibrant, as well as newly caught fish, make for beautiful photographs, as does the bustle of the market.

Visiting the Marche Central is a bold and intimate view of Morocco, seeing all the food that is locally available, experiencing the French colonial architecture of downtown Casablanca. The contrasts, rich colors, and varieties show Casablanca’s history, its natural resources – and its original roots as an agricultural center, the Berber city of Anfa.

Hassan II Mosque

This mosque, which has the world's highest minaret and is rumored to be the world's 3rd-5th largest mosque, was built by the late King Hassan II between 1986 and 1993. It has the capacity to hold over 100,000 people for prayers (25,000 inside and 80,000 in the outdoor courtyard).

The mosque has a retractable roof and a glass floor, allowing visitors to see the ocean through the prayer room's floor.
Non-Muslims are welcome to have a guided tour of this Mosque. The tours are accessible from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, according to the mosque's website. To be certain of the exact tour times, contact the mosque.

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