Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco, situated in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the largest and most important cities in Africa. Casablanca is also Morocco`s chief port and industrial centre.
Casablanca is like any other European city and the most liberal and progressive of Morocco`s cities.
Most of the streets have signs, and passersby are extremely helpful in French or Arabic and, more rarely, Spanish or English. Young men flirt brazenly with scantily clad women, designer labels are the norm in the chic, beach front neighbourhood of `Ain Diab and many young Moroccans speak to each other exclusively in French.
The Medina historic district can be hard to navigate, but it`s so small that no matter how blindly you wander into it, you`re never more than ten minutes from an exit.
Places to visit: the Medina historic district, the Corniche, Octagon Square, the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman, the Mosque Hassan II, the largest in North Africa, and the third largest in the world.