Thanks in part to the famous film of the same name, Casablanca features large in many people’s thoughts of Morocco and is home to the Hassan II Mosque.
Thanks in part to the famous film of the same name, Casablanca features large in many people’s thoughts of Morocco. In truth, none of the film was shot here and much of the city is like ports everywhere: quite crowded, industrial and full of thirsty sailors.
It is a major hub, however, for international flights and it is likely to feature somewhere on your itinerary.
Hassan II Mosque
While not offering much cause to linger, it is the home of the Hassan II Mosque. Built by the previous king using donations from the public, it is surpassed in size only by that of Mecca and contains a prayer hall three times the size of St Paul’s Cathedral.