Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco. It also has the largest port and is considered the economic and commercial center of the country. It is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting destinations in Morocco. A place that, in addition, we will be able to see without problems in two days. In this post we recommend a route to tell you what to see in Casablanca in 2 days.
First day in Casablanca
Our route of what to see in Casablanca can begin with a visit to one of the most important monuments of the city, the Mosque of King Hassan II. It is the symbol of Casablanca, and no wonder. It has a great minaret of 210 meters high that rises next to the waters of the Atlantic. In addition, the details of its decoration, made by the best craftsmen in the country in the twentieth century, stand out.
It is the third largest mosque in the world, and was built to commemorate the 60th birthday of Hassan II. In its construction were used, among others, hand-carved wood, marble and gold leaf ornamentation. Best of all, this beautiful mosque is open to people of any religion.
Another point to see in Casablanca, very close to this great symbol, is La Corniche. This district is the best place to see the beach in the city. A quiet promenade where you can relax, enjoy the sun and water and have a drink while watching the sea.
Nearby is also the Morocco Mall. Not that it is a must see in Casablanca, but if we want to see one of the biggest and most luxurious shopping centers in the world, here it is. It was designed by Italian architect Davide Padoa, and has 250,000 m² of which 70,000 are dedicated exclusively to shops. It also has leisure areas, restaurants and large gardens.
Walking you can reach the Medina of Casablanca. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of the city and one that we recommend you see in Casablanca, the oldest heart of the city. Be careful, it is not as big as in other cities in Morocco. It is quite small, but not less charming.
Walk through its winding streets in search of the colors, smells and souvenirs of this land.
If you are not too tired, it would also be interesting to see in Casablanca the square of Mohammed V. This is one of the most important examples of the French urban architect Henri Prost, who is in charge of the urban planning of cities such as Fez or Rabat, as well as Casablanca itself.
Before the end of the day, don’t forget to visit the Royal Palace of Casablanca. You cannot enter it, but it is one of the most beautiful monuments in the whole city. Without a doubt, even from the outside, it is one of the sights you must see in Casablanca, yes or no.
It was built in the 1920’s, making it one of the residences of the King of Morocco throughout the country.
Second day in Casablanca
This second day of things to see in Casablanca can be started by visiting the Arab League Park. It is one of the best places to visit in the city, the green lung of Casablanca. A garden designed in 1918 that was restored for its centenary in 2018. Today it looks really beautiful thanks to the investment of 9 million which, among other things, recovered the 10 original fountains, included more green areas and created playgrounds and sports courts for young people.
Inside, you can visit the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic vestige of Casablanca’s mixed race and Art Deco.
Very close to the park you also have the Villa des Arts, another point to see in Casablanca. It is a gallery that alternates exhibitions of Moroccan and international contemporary art. A very pleasant walk for art lovers.
This second day you can also invest in seeing the new medina or Quartier Habous. It’s a gentrified area built by the French back in 1930. We could say that it is a current version of the traditional medina, which mixes traditional Moroccan architecture with modern facilities.
Finally, don’t forget that in Casablanca you have to see the Moroccan Jewish Museum. It is one of the most recommended museums in the city, since, to begin with, it is the only Jewish museum in the Arab world.
Without a doubt, all this is a sample of the Moroccan cultural mix that can be seen in Casablanca. There is a lot to see in that city, but with these recommendations you have a good route of all the essential things to see in Casablanca.