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It's hard not to think of a smoky black-and-white image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a clinch when you hear the word Casablanca. Never fear, romance lovers, the city of Casablanca will grip you in the same kind of steamy embrace, with Art-Deco beauty, French flavours, hot nights, and relaxing hammam baths in which to soothe away your aches.
The largest city and port of Morocco, and a leading industrial and economic hub of North Africa, Casablanca is much more beautiful than the images this gritty description conjures.
Casablanca hotels come in a variety of delightful shapes, from small and friendly budget hotels in city riads (traditional houses), to grand classics and luxury hotels in modern towers, where swimming pools and promptly served icy drinks grant respite from the summer heat.
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Hotels in Casablanca are spread around the wide avenues of the city, though one of the main tourist hotspots, and centre for Casablanca nightlife, is the Corniche – the waterfront promenade that runs from El Hank Lighthouse along to the beach clubs of Ain Diab and the now closed Sindibad Parc theme park. There are many Moroccan operated properties as well as hotels from some of the international chains such as Sofitel, Hyatt Regency, Novotel, Ibis, Best Western, Barcelo, Park Suites and Sheraton.
Stay in the Old Medina, in a traditional and charming riad, for a taste of old Morocco.
The centre of the city is just south of the Medina, and hosts many of Casablanca's elegant hotels. Try those around Boulevard Mohammed V for fine European-style facades and rooms with sophistication, plus designer shops on the doorstep.
The trendy Gauthier district, to the west of the centre, is home to further modern apartments and hotels.
Get a taste for traditional Casablanca when you visit any of these popular attractions…
Top five attractions
Hassan II Mosque
The largest mosque in Morocco, this striking landmark on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean deserves a few hours to appreciate its intricate beauty, as well as its grand position.
Place Mohammed V
The architecture of the buildings that surround this magnificent square is exquisite. Sit near the central fountain and admire the beauty.
The first district of Casablanca: you won't be blown away by it if you've visited medinas and souks in Marrakech or Fez, but the shop-filled alleyways are pleasant nonetheless.
A vast and colourful array of produce is available at the market, where you can see the locals going about their daily lives. The market is just off Boulevard Mohammed V.
A modern re-creation of the gin joint from Casablanca, make like Bogie and order a drink. “As Time Goes By” is a popular request of the pianist, and he often plays it again... and again.
The annual calendar in Casablanca isn’t overflowing, though there’s plenty on throughout the year, such as these popular events…
Mousseum of Sidi Mohammed Ma al-Ainin; May: Tribes of nomads from the Sahara, also known as the “Blue People”, come to the city to sell traditional crafts and clothing.
Casablanca Festival; July: A celebration of culture that features art, music and social events. Venues include theatres, cinemas and the beaches.
Festival of Fantasia; September: Held in the city of Meknes, some two and a half hours away, this festival is one not to miss if you have the time. A fantastic show of horsemanship is on display when riders and horses perform in mock battles. Gallops and gunfire dominate this spectacular scene.