Top ChoiceMosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

This opulent mosque, built at enormous expense, is set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean with a 210m-tall minaret that's a city landmark. It's a showcase of the finest Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Casablanca

Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum

This privately owned house-turned-museum showcases Abderrahman Slaoui’s outstanding collection of Moroccan decorative arts, from Orientalist travel posters to ornate Amazigh (Berber) jewellery encrusted with...

Museum in Casablanca

Museum of Moroccan Judaism

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...

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 everyday shops (hardware...

Area in Casablanca

Quartier Habous

Built in the 1930s, the Quartier Habous, or Nouvelle Medina (New Medina), was built by the French to solve a housing crisis as the population outgrew the old medina, and is a picturesque mix of Moroccan and...

Church in Casablanca

L'Eglise du Sacré Coeur

Dating from 1930, this blindingly white, Roman Catholic church sits on the edge of Parc de la Ligue Arabe. An extraordinary architectural mix of art deco, Moorish and neo-Gothic styles, it has twin towers that...

Square in Casablanca

Place Mohammed V

This perpetually busy square is surrounded by striking public buildings, such as the Wilaya and its clock tower and the Courts of Justice, resplendent with Moorish details, on one side, and the ubercontemporary...

Area in Casablanca

Promenade Maritime de la Mosquée Hassan II

One of the city’s major urban regeneration projects has turned the stretch of seafront promenade from the Hassan II Mosque to the El Hank lighthouse in to a sweeping public space, with gardens, cafes and endless...

Gallery in Casablanca

Villa des Arts de Casablanca

Set in a beautiful art deco villa dating from 1934, this small gallery is operated by the nonprofit Fondation ONA. It stages interesting temporary exhibitions by contemporary Moroccan artists, and works to...

Architecture in Casablanca

Main Post Office

One of the iconic neo-Moorish buildings around this square, La Poste is the work of Adrien Laforgue who took his inspiration from the Grand'Poste of Algiers. The building is famed for its the beautiful frieze of...

Park in Casablanca

Parc de la Ligue Arabe

Downtown Casablanca's historic green lung has been restored and redeveloped, and is now home to a skate park and stadium, as well as palm-tree-lined promenades and water features.

Church in Casablanca

Church of St John the Evangelist

History buffs might be interested in 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. Its cemetery predates the church,...

Church in Casablanca

Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes

A striking example of European modernist architecture, this 1956 Catholic church is notable for its elongated concrete entrance and its stunning stained-glass windows, which were designed by noted French artist...

Notable Building in Casablanca

Mahakma du Pasha

It's worth trying to get inside this ornately decorated government building in the Quartier Habous. Built in the 1950s, it’s decorated with carved wooden ceilings, ornate stucco and zellige (colourful geometric...

Landmark in Casablanca

Clock Tower

You're bound to pass this 20m-tall clock tower as you dip in to the old medina. It's one of the most striking landmarks in downtown Casablanca. The tower is a 1993 reproduction of the original 1911 structure,...

Architecture in Casablanca

Central Market Post Office

Art Nouveau meets neo-Moorish architecture in one of Blvd Mohammed V's most striking buildings. This yellow-and-white confection is still a functioning post office.