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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, …
Top Choice Area in Essaouira


Essaouira’s walled medina dates from the late 18th century and was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2001. It is an outstanding and well-preserved example of European military architecture in North Africa. Fo…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Essaouira

La Table by Madada

Style meets substance at Essaouira's best restaurant, which is housed in an old almond warehouse. The interior is an exhilarating and highly successful meld of traditional Moroccan and modern European, and the menu …
Top Choice French in Casablanca

Restaurant Brasserie La Bavaroise

Located in a dishevelled street behind the Marché Centrale, La Bavaroise has been serving an ultraloyal local clientele since 1968 and shows no sign of losing its popularity. The speciality is grass-fed beef from th…
Top Choice Bakery in Casablanca

Pâtisserie Bennis Habous

Secreted in a lane in the Souq Habous, this famous patisserie deserves a dedicated visit. Make your choice of traditional Maghrebi pastries such as cornes de gazelle (gazelle horns; pastries filled with a paste of a…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Essaouira


The menu at this tiny eatery near Place Moulay Hassan changes daily according to what's plentiful and good at the souqs, resulting in food that is fresh and full of flavour. Dishes have Mediterranean accents, but re…
Top Choice Seafood in Casablanca

Restaurant du Port de Pêche

Packed to the gills at lunch and dinner, this tried and trusted restaurant on the upstairs floor of a building in the middle of Casablanca's port serves the city's freshest and best seafood. Fish can be enjoyed frie…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Casablanca

Rick’s Café

It may be as clichéd as they come, but this tribute bar and restaurant is both endearing and enjoyable. Rick's has loads of atmosphere and serves good Moroccan and international food. American crooners dominate the …
Top Choice Ceramics in Safi

Poterie Serghini

Safi's famed ceramics are showcased in this huge shop and gallery near Bab Chaaba. English-speaking owner Mehdi Serghini is the seventh generation of a famous family of potters and is happy to show visitors his pers…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Essaouira

Espace Othello

Fantastic private gallery selling work by established and up-and-coming artists.