Top 5 Things To See, Eat And Drink In Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca is a vibrant city located in western Morocco, well-known for its mix of Moroccan and European cultures. Explore its rich history and stunning architecture, while indulging in its vast (and delicious) food scene. With its unique blend of modernity and tradition, it’s a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. See what we enjoy most about this city and the top 5 things to see, eat and drink while here in Casablanca:
Top 5 Things To See in Casablanca:
1. Visit Hassan II Mosque:
The Hassan II Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world and is quite an impressive piece of architecture. Situated on the coast and offering stunning views of the ocean, visitors can take guided tours to learn more about the mosque’s history and significance.
2. Stroll through the Old Medina:
Casablanca’s Old Medina is a bustling market district where travelers can find everything from spices and textiles to pottery and souvenirs. Exploring the narrow streets and alleys is a great way to experience the city’s lively culture and mingle with the locals. 💡 (Insider tip: you’ll have the opportunity to explore the medinas of Fes as well as the souks of Marrakesh on our Morocco Tour)
3. Visit the Royal Palace of Casablanca:
The Royal Palace of Casablanca is the official residence of the king of Morocco. While visitors cannot enter the palace, they can admire the beautiful architecture and gardens from the outside and take some stunning photos.
4. See the Art Deco buildings:
Casablanca is known for its Art Deco architecture throughout the city. Soak in the sights of the city’s most famous Art Deco buildings, including the Casablanca Cathedral and the Hotel Guynemer.
5. Explore the Corniche:
The Corniche is a beautiful coastal promenade that stretches along the seafront. It is a popular spot for both travelers and locals to take a walk, enjoy the ocean views, and relax at one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Top 5 Things To Eat In Casablanca:
1. Rick’s Café
Rick’s Café Casablanca is a restaurant, bar, and café designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca. The restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored building designed to evoke the classic Hollywood glamour of the 1940s. This popular place boasts a menu that is a fusion of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine and a bar that serves a wide selection of cocktails and wines.
Tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish that is typically made with meat, vegetables, and
spices, cooked together in a clay pot with a conical lid. Some popular tagine varieties include chicken with preserved lemons and olives, lamb with prunes, and beef with dates.
Harira is a hearty soup made with lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, and spices such as
cinnamon, ginger, and coriander. It is often eaten during Ramadan to break the fast, and is
served with dates and traditional Moroccan bread….enjoy!
Couscous is a staple food in Morocco, made from tiny grains of semolina wheat. Often served with a stew of meat or vegetables and can be flavored with popular spices such as
saffron, cumin, and ginger.
Casablanca is located on the coast which makes seafood a popular cuisine in the
city. Grilled fish, shrimp, and calamari are often served with traditional Moroccan side dishes such as taktouka (a salad of roasted peppers and tomatoes) or zaalouk (a salad of cooked eggplant and tomatoes).
💡 (Insider tip: you’ll have the opportunity for a memorable lunch of authentic Moroccan food when you are welcomed into a Berber family’s home on our Morocco Tour)
Top 5 Things To Drink In Casablanca:
1. Mint tea:
Also known as Moroccan tea, this traditional drink is ubiquitous in Morocco. Made with green tea, fresh mint leaves and sugar, it’s often served in small, handle-less glasses. It’s a refreshing and delicious drink that’s perfect any time of the day. 💡 (Insider tip: you’ll sip some freshly brewed tea with an expert local guide on our Morocco Cultural Walking Tour)
2. Fresh orange juice:
Morocco is known for its delicious oranges, and you’ll find freshly squeezed orange juice readily available in cafes and restaurants throughout Casablanca. It’s a great way to start your day or cool off on a hot afternoon.
3. Locally brewed beer:
Casablanca is home to the Brasseries du Maroc brewery, which produces a popular beer of the same name. It’s a light, refreshing lager that pairs well with flavorful Moroccan cuisine….cheers!
4. Pomegranate juice:
Considered the queen of fruits among many African nations, the pomegranate is a popular source of refreshment for Moroccans. This traditional Moroccan drink is sold in jars or bottles at markets. Or sometimes it can even be freshly squeezed in front of you at market cafes and restaurants.
5. Moroccan wine:
Morocco is a wine-producing country and you can find a variety of wines available in Casablanca. Look for red wines made from the local varietals like Grenache, or try a crisp and refreshing white wine made from the Clairette or Vermentino grapes. “B’ssaha!” (Cheers!)