Hearty tagines and mint tea in the afternoon. Tables
overlook the sea at the serene, low-lit terraces in
'Ain Diab area. Settle in for the Casablancans'
favourite spicy tomato and lentil soup before tucking into
brimming with lamb, lemony chicken and olives. A steaming
mint tea is refreshing in the afternoon sun.
A maze-like old town and majestic boulevards. At first
light the local fishermen haul in their catch at Casablanca's
quayside. Step inside the walls of the
old medina and out the other side to sip Arabian coffee
and people-watch on the city's grand centrepiece
Place Mohammed V. The city's wide boulevards guide you
to the towering minaret of
Hassan II Mosque.
Souk shopping for spices and handicrafts in Casablanca's
medina. Antique dealers and local artists set up stalls
under the stone arches of Casablanca's
Quartier Habous. At the
Exposition Nationale des Artisanats all the colourful
paintings, hand-woven carpets and silver jewellery have a
fixed price. Or you can have fun haggling for spices and
honey-drenched sweets in the weaving
Old Hollywood glamour and smooth jazz. The gin
cocktails and black-tie waiters at
Rick's Café epitomise Casablanca's romance. Chilled-out
jazz drifts from the bars on the seaside
Corniche. Click your heels for tango at Casablanca's
La Bodega bar, just outside the medina, or join locals
for more sedate late-night strolls and strong coffee.