Streets of Casablanca: Tales and Landmarks.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Ahmed
Quality Verified Registered on November 08, 2022

Hi everyone! I am Ahmed, accredited official tour guide by the Moroccan Ministry Of Tourism. As an avid walker and history enthusiast, I wanna provide everyone with a chance to see Casablanca through the lens of a local. Beneath the modern and sophisticated frame, lies a city still proud of its heritage, culture and friendly locals. Showing the authenticity and genuineness side of my city, along with creating a safe friendly environment, where ideas and views can be exchanged in a smooth manner, is one of my main goals. I look forward to sharing the love for my hometown, eagerness for its history and craziness for Moroccan cuisine with you guys!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

  1. As someone, who was born and raised in Casablanca, I have always been fascinated by how my beloved city is divided into two parts, and basically into two worlds. Once a humble fishing village, It’s remarkable how Casablanca has withstood the test of time and mushroomed into one of largest cosmopolitan metropolis in Africa. Having said that, my tour is going to be focused on two of the main parts of Casablanca.                                   

  • The first part of this walk is going to be dedicated to the French colonial town with its magnificent blend of Art Deco and Neo-Moorish architecture, it’s an open-air architectural museum where French legacy and influence can still be seen everywhere from buildings and churches to movie theaters.
  • During the second part, we will dive into the old medina with its red rampart and unique Islamic and Moorish architecture. Once we get there, we will wander aimlessly through its maze of alleyways and witness how average Moroccans live their day-to-day life, from souks and communal ovens to local coffee shops.                          
  • We’ll conclude this with a walk in the maritime promenade along the Atlantic Ocean where you can see the most opulent mosque in the African continent, which is Hassan II mosque.
  • I have created a unique itinerary with the purpose of taking you away from typical tours and experiencing Casablanca’s historical and cultural aspects.  


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    H9RG+Q77, Bd Rachidi, Casablanca 2025...
    H9RG+Q77, Bd Rachidi, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
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    I’ll be waiting for you by the main gate of the Sacred Heart Church.

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    Outside visit
    Sacred Heart Cathedral

    The style of the cathedral is a blend of gothic and Art deco. It is surrounded by a vast public garden.

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    Arab League Park

    The largest urban park in Casablanca.

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    Mohammed V Square

    It’s nicknamed as pigeons square by locals. It’s a French colonial-styled plaza, surrounded by many government buildings, including Town Hall, Palace of Justice, Central Post Office and Bank of Morocco, with their marvelous Neo-Moorish architecture.

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    Outside visit
    Boulevard Mohammed V

    It’s the ideal neighborhood to admire Art Deco architecture.

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    Outside visit
    Marché Central

    It’s the oldest and most important marketplace in Casablanca’s French town.

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    Outside visit
    Zevaco Cupola Underground Passage

    It’s mostly called as “ Kora Ardya ” by locals. It’s a fascinating underpass that stands at the heart of United Nation square, where the new city meets the old.

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    Outside visit
    Old Medina Market

    We will dive right into the hustle and bustle of one of the largest souks in Casablanca with narrow alleyways, lamps with colorful glass hung suspended from craved wooden ceiling, and countless of shops that sell wide variety of goods.

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    Outside visit
    Dar el Makhzen

    The oldest, biggest and most beautiful mosque within the medina.

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    Outside visit
    Mosquée Ould el-Hamra

    It’s a lovely mosque near the coastline.

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    Outside visit
    Church of San Buenaventura

    Spanish church, which has been turned into a cultural center.

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    Outside visit
    Ettedgui Synagogue

    It is a synagogue in the medina of Casablanca.

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    Outside visit
    La Sqala

    Fortress dating back to 18 century with its famous cannons, that situated opposite the fishing port.

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    Outside visit
    Rick’s Cafe

    It was designed to recreate the bar made famous by the classic movie Casablanca.

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    Outside visit
    Hassan II Mosque

    One of the biggest in the entire continent, known for its complex geometrical patterns, along with a breathtakingly beautiful view over the Atlantic Ocean ( outside visit )

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Cez 09 Apr 2024
Abu Dhabi

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
If you want to get a quick feel of what Casablanca is as a city rich in history and culture, availing Ahmed’s tour is a good start. His itinerary is loaded but you won’t get overwhelmed with information, which is perfect for a 2 hour and 30 minute walk. Walking with Ahmed feels like you are revisiting a familiar city with an old friend. Would recommend!
Tracey 09 Apr 2024
Glenelg East

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Fantastic way to discover the culture & history of Casablanca with a professional & friendly guide. Ahmed's tour is varied - we visited significant sights but also feel like we saw things through the eyes of a local. Highly recommend this tour as a way to get your bearings & understanding of Casablanca.
Stephanie 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
A wonderful walk around Casablanca. Although I was only in the city for 24 hours, Ahmed allowed me to get an overview of this beautiful and historic city.
Maksymilian 24 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Ahmed was very nice , he talked briefly and very interestingly about the city. I would recommend it to anyone that has little time in Casablanca. If i could i'd give 1068396 stars :)
Cynthia 24 Mar 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Ahmed is knowledgeable and interesting. His tour really gives you a good feel of the city. I highly recommend him.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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