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Where?

Casablanca, Morocco.

Why now?

Casablanca, or “Casa” as everyone calls it, was made ever famous by the 1942 Hollywood blockbuster yet attracts far fewer tourists than Marrakech and Fez. It’s Morocco’s commercial hub, a modern city full of young people who’ve come to make their fortune. This cosmopolitan air is juxtaposed with a rich history and a mishmash of architecture which sees skyscrapers spring up next to Art Deco, Moresque and Arabic buildings. If you’ve visited Marrakech, a long weekend in this ex-pirate port will give you a new perspective on the country.

Don’t miss

A walk along the beach and a swim in the chilly Atlantic.

When to go?

Autumn has decent temperatures, while March through until May offers lush greenery as the country throws off the shackles of winter.

Who to take with you?

A friend looking for a slightly different city break.

Most likely to bump into

Young creatives and business-savvy Moroccans.

Essentials to bring with you

An appetite for tagine.

How to get there

You can fly to Mohammed V Airport from nearly anywhere, and then catch a train or bus into Casablanca. A ferry ride from Spain is slower but allows you to hop off the train and visit a few other Moroccan cities following your ferry ride.

 

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