Immortalized in one of the most iconic movies of all time, Casablanca receives many tourists looking to experience some of the old-time charm they've seen on film. You can still get a taste of this in Casablanca, but as Morocco's most cosmopolitan city, it offers much more. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the city's contemporary gems, while anyone on a Casablanca vacation will find the classic Moroccan culture spiked with modern European influences absolutely riveting.
Rental cars in Casablanca are recommended to easily travel between the city's numerous attractions. Casablanca's port, one of the largest artificial ones on the planet, is fascinating to see for those interested in witnessing the day-to-day bustle that's characteristic of one of Africa's largest financial centers. The city's most popular site is the King Hassan II Mosque, the third-largest in the world. Featuring Earth's largest minaret, its opulent design and beautiful tile work are worth a visit. Anyone interested in Casablanca vacation packages should also pay a visit to the Old Medina, the walled, historic part of the city, and its counterpart the Corniche, Casablanca's most thriving neighborhood, which features its famed nightlife.
Experience the classic Casablanca through the Jazzablanca jazz festival in the spring. If you're more into modern music, check out September's urban music extravaganza, L'Boulevard, for a refreshing exposure to the best global beats. For a taste of local culture, explore the city in mid-March during the Islamic New Year or during May, when the nomadic tribes of the Sahara gather in the city and sell unique traditional clothing.
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