Casablanca Tourism and Travel

From: Morocco Travel Guide

See also: Morocco Tourist Attractions
Morocco Festivals and Events 2016-2017

Casablanca, Morocco
What was once a small Berber fishing settlement, has now grown to be one of the largest cities in Morocco and one which offers stark contrasts between the cities poor and struggling side to its ever growing commercial and economic centre where a wealth of modern buildings, museums, shops, galleries, parks and tree lined boulevards can be found.

During the winter months of November through to February the temperature averages between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, with the spring months of March, April and May warming up to between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer temperatures often reach well into the high 70's and even 80 degrees Fahrenheit before gently dropping back to around 60 degree Fahrenheit.

Casablanca Travel Attractions Guide
Casablanca's main attractions vary from the superbly built modern structures to the landmark buildings from the cities past.

Casablanca is not known for its traditional markets or handmade crafts, however you will find plenty of shops selling goods that have been made in cities like Marrakech, Fes and Meknes, although you will notice the higher price tag difference once you travel elsewhere in the country.

The Central Market (Marche Centrale), located not far from the Gare Casa Port along Boulevard Mohamed V offers all the usual handicraft goods and plenty of fresh food produce, especially fish and seafood.

Away from the markets you can also find plenty of top end shops and shopping centres, especially around the Maarif area of the city, where clothing and jewelry are of a higher quality and offer many well known clothing brands.

There are plenty of really good restaurants in Casablanca that offer a wide variety of traditional Moroccan food such as aromatic tagines, mechoul and with its thriving port plenty of incredibly fresh seafood dishes. There are also plenty of places to pick up a several varieties of pastille's, couscous, soups and other Moroccan classics.

Attraction Location Guide
Casablanca is located 60 miles to the south of the city of Rabat along Morocco's western coast.

Festivals and Events
Casablanca has several popular festivals and events that take place throughout the year.