Dreaming of sweeping desert landscapes, colorful caftans, brilliant markets and exotic flavors? Us too. It’s time to visit Morocco.
This port city and commercial hub in western Morocco along the Atlantic Ocean, shows the city’s French colonial legacy is seen in its downtown Mauresque architecture, a blend of Moorish style and European art deco. Casablanca is a city for travelers who like to feel like a local, rather than a tourist, and who want to experience the present as well as learn about the past.
STAY: Hotel Les Saisons, Hotel Transatlantique, Le Royal Mansour Meridien
EAT: Unlike Marrakech, Casablanca has a buzzy restaurant scene fueled by both locals and visitors. Le Cabestan, Moss & Lam, Bleu are definitely worth a stop.
SEE: Join an architectural tour with Casamémoire, gallery hop from La Villa des Arts to Le Musée de la Fondation
Watch “The Kingdom of Morocco” BBC Documentary for some historical background