Casablanca attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

This flamboyant building was built at enormous expense to commemorate the former king's 60th birthday. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210m-tall minaret that serves as the city's major landmark, …
Museum in Casablanca

Moroccan Jewish Museum

The only Jewish museum in the Arabic-speaking world, this institution is set in an attractive garden villa that once functioned as a Jewish orphanage. It traces the 2000-year history of Jews in Morocco, focusing on …
Museum in Casablanca

Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum

An attractively presented house museum with a notable collection of Moroccan decorative arts, this privately established and operated institution occupies the former home of businessman Abderrahman Slaoui. The museu…
Area in Casablanca

Old Medina

Though lacking the medieval magic that characterises many Moroccan medinas, Casablanca’s compact 19th-century example is still worth a wander. You're unlikely to find treasures in its humdrum shops (hardware stores,…
Church in Casablanca

Church of St John the Evangelist

The oldest church building still in use in Casablanca, this Anglican house of worship was built in 1906 on land owned by the British Crown. There are services at 9.30am (contemporary) and 11.30am (traditional) each …
Square in Casablanca

Place Mohammed V

Surrounded by public buildings resplendent with Moorish details, this central plaza was being redeveloped at the time of research. When reopened it will feature paving, a large fountain and palm trees. Overlooking i…
Notable Building in Casablanca

Mahakma du Pasha

If in the Quartier Habous, it's worth trying to visit this ornately decorated administrative building located between the Palais Royal and the Souq de Habous. Built in the 1950s, it has more than 60 rooms decorated …
Church in Casablanca

Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur

Dating from 1930, this former Roman Catholic church sits on the edge of the Parc de la Ligue Arabe. An extraordinary architectural meld of the art deco, Moorish and neo-Gothic styles, it has twin towers that resembl…
Park in Casablanca

Parc de la Ligue Arabe

This large green space was being redeveloped at the time of research and was due to reopen in March 2017. The rehabilitated park will feature promenades lined with palm trees, water features, a stadium, a skate park…
Church in Casablanca

Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes

A striking example of European modernism, this 1956 Catholic church is notable for its elongated concrete entrance and its striking stained-glass windows, which were designed by noted French artist Gabriel Loire. It…