Casablanca is the economic and cultural capital of Morocco and a modern metropolis, which deserves at least a few days on a tailor made itinerary of Morocco.
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and home to one of North Africa's largest ports. In 1912, Morocco's Résident Général declared Casablanca as Morocco's New York and the city's mix of grand art deco and Islamic architecture goes someway to living up to this billing. It's also the most westernised of Morocco's great urban centres and a lasting French café culture goes hand-in-hand with the daily call to prayer.
The impressive Hassan II Mosque is a colossal landmark, which overlooks the stunning Atlantic coastline. Built in 1993, it's one of the world's largest mosques and features the world's tallest minaret. Inside, intricately laid mosaics and painted wood ceilings, fountains and elaborate glass chandeliers decorate a space large enough to accommodate 25,000 worshippers.
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There are many ways to describe Morocco - exotic, fascinating, frenetic, mysterious. Just a short hop from mainland Europe and the gateway to Africa, Morocco has been enticing travellers for centuries with a mixture of ancient cultures, spectacular landscapes and intoxicating cities.
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