Casablanca is the capital of the Grand Casablanca region of Morocco, and the largest city in the country. This bustling metropolis is situated on the western Atlantic coast, and enjoys a wonderful combination of fine beaches, and mesmerising local culture. Holidays to Casablanca are a great option for families, beach lovers, or anyone looking to lose themselves in the rich and unique atmosphere of Morocco.
The port at Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and certainly the largest in North Africa; for this reason the city has only grown in importance over the years.
There are plenty of fascinating sites to visit during a holiday in Casablanca, including the ancient stone walls that surround the Medina, and the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, this majestic place of worship is built on a high promontory, and can house as many as 25,000 people at once! Its 210m high minarets are believed to be the tallest anywhere in the world. Alternatively, head down to the shore to admire the striking 45m tall lighthouse known as El Hank. This noteworthy landmark was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, and commands excellent views over both the city and the ocean.
Many people come to Casablanca for the fine beaches; here you’ll find beautiful golden sands, which meet with the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a great place to sunbathe, and the shallow waters mean that even young children can play safely in the sea. You will also have the chance to try out some exciting water sports during your holiday to Casablanca, with options on offer than range from water skiing to windsurfing. Scuba diving is also particularly popular here, as the clear water provides the perfect conditions, combining great underwater visibility with a colourful selection of native marine life.
Then of course, there is the famous Moroccan cuisine. Combining rich spices with fresh meats and sweet tropical fruits, a holiday to Casablanca is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the unique flavours for which this country is so famous. Check out all other holidays to Fez and holidays to Tangier
Casablanca is more than just a beach resort. It combines the perfect seafront location with a rich and varied culture, and a range of historical sites that will both dazzle and amaze anyone with an interest in the past. Book all your holidays to Morocco with lastminute.com.
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