Things to Do In Casablanca in 48 Hours

by May 16, 2018Morocco, Stopovers & Layovers17 comments

A whole new country, a whole new continent a whole new vibe. With the thought of Africa, Morocco, Casablanca & Marrakech, I was very excited to step outside of Europe even if only for a week or so. The original thought of visiting Morocco came from watching an episode of The Amazing Race and after watching the contestants run around I was hypnotized by all the colors and the sounds. I can only imagine what a place like that would do to the rest of my senses.

Casablanca 1942

Things To Do In Casablanca in 48 Hours

Since we would be coming from Portugal and landing in Casablanca, I thought we should take the opportunity to explore the White City (It does, after all, have a famous movie released in 1942 named after it. Casablanca is one hectic city and the rules of the road that I am accustomed to in Canada are let’s say… Non-existent. That being said its a wonderful city and we managed to discover some real gems, one of the biggest being food. Morrocan lamb cooked in a Tagine (Damn), I would seriously fight a person for even looking at my lamb…its that good.  Casablanca is the center of business and economy, while at the same time it offers tourist spots to both domestic and foreign tourists. So, if you only have 48 hours to enjoy the city of Casablanca, then here’s a playlist of what to do.
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Day 1

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Old Medina.
Start the day strolling around one of the largest and oldest medinas in Morocco and find great buys to take home. There is plenty for the eyes to see here but the most important thing is to get a feel of how Moroccans go about their day, tending their business and life in general.

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Ricks Café.
Designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca, Rick’s Cafe is one of the best places to stop by while or after a long stroll through the busy Old Medina.

It offers the best Moroccan food and is conveniently situated just outside the busy Old Medina, away from the hustle and bustle.

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Myself our taxi cab driver and my brother Andrew Rudder.

La Corniche.
After recharging, another a must in Casablanca is La Corniche where you can recharge some more. Take a stroll along the coast or stay in one of the exclusive seaside clubs. This is one place you wouldn’t want to miss with its array of restaurants, all serving tasty Moroccan food.

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Sqala (Restaurant).
Before you call it a day, treat yourself to real Moroccan food at Sqala. It can easily be found at Boulevard des Almohades in Casablanca city, right in the Sqala – an 18th-century fortified bastion at the north of the city’s business and economic center.

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Day 2

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Things To Do In Casablanca in 48 Hours Habous & Old Mosque. After seeing the Old Medina yesterday, it is important to visit the New Medina. Habous Market with the Old Mosque (Mohammadi Mosque) looking over the market. This is where most traditional items of Casablanca can be found and sold at relatively fair prices. You will surely get a lot of best buys for you to take home.
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Mohammadi Mosque

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Hassan II Mosque.
Casablanca Morocco is teeming with mosques, which only shows how rich the culture of the locals is. But there is one mosque that you shouldn’t miss, the Hassan II Mosque. It has the most elegant details and architecture that every local in Casablanca takes pride on.

Eating Corn from a grill, getting Henna tattoos outside of Hassan II Mosque. “when you are in Rome, do what the Romans do”, so in Casablanca, it is just fit to eat grilled corn while getting a Henna tattoo outside the city’s most important mosque.
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Andrew, Gordana and myself (Christopher Rudder)

Chez El Kabbaj
Aside from the good Moroccan food that is being served in Chez El Kabbaj, which is by far among the best and always packed, you will also love the fresh foie gras. This is definitely a good place to end your 2 days travel in Casablanca Morocco.

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FYI while exploring things to do in Casablanca keep in mind there are 2 types of taxi cabs. The Petit taxis are all red and very small (mostly Fiat Uno, Peugot or other similar types) with a roof rack for luggage. The Grand taxis are larger cars, beige/cream coloured (often a Mercedes) and don’t use the taximeter. Find out about Taxicab Fares 

Conclusion:
With the French influence evident, you may find yourself Exploring the Stunning Art Deco Architecture of Casablanca which is totally understandable but one of the experiences that will give you the most authentic feel is the Medina’s. If you planning on visiting Marrakesh have a look at our Marrakesh Morrocco In 24 Hours guide

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