Casablanca | الدَّار الْبَيْضَاء


Casa, "White City"


Baydawi / Bidawi





European Union:



National Capital:

RegionalState Capital:

Population (City):

3 840 000

Population (Urban):


Population (Metro):

4 271 000

Population Density (km2):

14 200

Population Density (mi2):

5 500

Largest City in Morocco
Largest City in North Africa





Avg. Summertime High:

26 °C

79 °F

Avg. Summertime Low:

21 °C

69 °F

Warmest Month:


Coldest Month:


Avg. Wintertime High:

17 °C

63 °F

Avg. Wintertime Low:

8 °C

47 °F


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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!


Architectural History of Casablanca

Most of it is dilapidated, but Casablanca has a rich architectural history for visitors to explore.

Chicken in Casablanca Medina

A man weighing a chicken due to be slaughtered in the Medina of Casablanca.

Casablanca Medina

The Medina in Casablanca differs much from the ones in Marrakech and Rabat.

Man Filling Up Water in the Medina

A man brining up some water from the well in the middle of the Medina.

Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest mosque in the world!

Blvd Mohammed V

Blvd Mohammed V is a major thoroughfare in the center of the city.

Rue du Prince Moulay Abdellah

Rue du Prince Moulay Abdellah is one of the few pedestrianized shopping streets in Casablanca.

Place Rachidi

Place Mohammed V, seen from Place Rachidi and Parc de la Ligue Arabe.

Place Mohammed V

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 in Casablanca

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.