Travel guide to Casablanca

Facts

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Local name
Ed Dar el Beida
Inhabitants
2,500,000
Timezone
When it is 12 noon in the UK (summer time), it is 11 pm in Casablance. When it is 12 noon in the UK (winter time), it is 12 noon in Casablanca

Best time to visit

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The best time of year to visit Casablanca is the spring and autumn. The heat can be very bad in summer time, especially because it's a big and noisy city. However, it is possible to cool down as the city lies at the Atlantic coast.

Culture and entertainment

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The Hassan II Mosque is one of Casablanca's main attractions. And - as in many other places in Morocco - you can visit the markets, e.g the big Marche Central. There are also festivals year round in Casablanca.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There is a wide range of overnight accomodation in Casablanca. Both on the main streets and big boulevards where the major hotel chains dominate, but you can also find a bed for the night in the more humble streets of the old district. Book your hotel in Casablanca here

Local transport

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Taxi

Taxis are easy to catch in Casablanca. Look for petits taxis which can carry up to three people at a time. It is wise to agree on the fare with the driver before the ride.

Other transport

There are quite a lot of bus services in Casablanca. The city also has a large train station with connections to other cities and major towns in the rest of the country.

Special conditions

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Nowhere like Casablanca has such a striking contrast between rich and poor. As soon as you leave the impressive main streets and boulevards and go towards the more humble, dark streets the extreme poverty begins to show.
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