Located on the western tip of Africa, Casablanca is essentially the capital of Morocco, an impressive city with a modern centre dominated by skyscrapers. Once a busy port, it is now the economic hub of Morocco, European in character.
Key highlights inlcude:
- Hassan II Mosque - the third largest religious monument in the world, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Colonial City – the centre of French colonial existence in the early 1900s when Casblanca had a population of just 20,000. The French influence can still be felt in the wide boulevards, public parks and Arabo-Andalucian architecture of soft white lines and close detail.
- Nouvelle Médina – the newest market quarter, rich with Morocco's most exclusive and elegant boutiques
Average summer temperatures rise to 26ºC (79ºF) with winter temperatures rarely dropping below 13ºC (55ºF).
HOW TO GET THERE
Direct scheduled flights are available from London (Heathrow & Gatwick), Paris and the larger cities of the United States.