Casa, "White City"
Baydawi / Bidawi
3 840 000
4 271 000
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Largest City in Morocco
Largest City in North Africa
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Casablanca is not like most other destinations in Morocco, for better or worse. It is more of a large ordinary city compared to the cultural historic cities normally found in the country. There is a Medina in Casablanca, which I enjoyed exploring. There's also historic architecture and several important squares to visit while in Casablanca. But the main attraction of the city is the Hassan II Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest mosque in the world!
Most of it is dilapidated, but Casablanca has a rich architectural history for visitors to explore.
A man weighing a chicken due to be slaughtered in the Medina of Casablanca.
The Medina in Casablanca differs much from the ones in Marrakech and Rabat.
A man brining up some water from the well in the middle of the Medina.
Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest mosque in the world!
Blvd Mohammed V is a major thoroughfare in the center of the city.
Rue du Prince Moulay Abdellah is one of the few pedestrianized shopping streets in Casablanca.
Place Mohammed V, seen from Place Rachidi and Parc de la Ligue Arabe.
Place Mohammed V is one of the main sights of the city. Don't go here if you're afraid of birds though.
Street photography is tricky in Morocco. Most people don't want to be photographed at all, while many will happily pose when they see a camera, some of which will demand a fee after you've taken the photo.