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The quintessential Moroccan city, forever etched in movie history, Casablanca is the largest of the imperial cities and serves as the gateway to this fantastic country.
Immortalised as the classic colonial outpost, it is actually the business capital of Morocco – a bustling metropolis.
Casablanca has roots dating back to the 7th century, but its modern incarnation was created in the 1700’s.
It was rebuilt after a time of political unrest and named Dar Al Beida (the White House), which the Spanish eventually translated to Casablanca. The medina, or ancient quarter, is well worth a visit.
The Hassan II mosque is one of the largest in the world. It has the world’s tallest minaret, which soars 200m above the city and the whole complex can accommodate more than 100,000 worshippers. The square named after Mohammed V has some amazing examples of Mauresque architecture. You may notice the French influence in the civic buildings and public parks.
To top off a tour of Casablanca, a stroll along the Ain Diab seaside is simply beautiful.