Casablanca can well be adjudged as the heartthrob of Morocco. The city has a long and fascinating heritage and yet has embraced the boons of urbanisation without disturbing the past. Amidst the zooming modern cars and stylish new accommodations of Casablanca, tourists will discover a sort of captivated timelessness that still hangs over them all. Situated by the Atlantic Ocean shoreline on the west part of Morocco, Casablanca is the largest city of the nation and one of the same in entire African continent. Though officially, it is not the capital of the country, it houses nearly all the headquarters of the leading Moroccan businesses. The port of Casablanca is one of the most important one in whole of Africa and is a major communication point with the European continent. The city limits bustles like any other jet-setting metropolis in the world with a teeming population count of approximately 2.95 million people.
Casablanca is by far the most cosmopolitan of Morocco’s cities with plush hotels, superb restaurants and cafes and palm-tree-lined boulevards dotting the city landscape. The hangover of the French colonial era of the city is still evident and you can have a close look at them by taking one apartment for rent in the old buildings. The unique blend of Moroccan and European influences, enormously different in style and ambience from the ancient medinas, comes into life in every nook and corner of the city. Casablanca has moved far ahead from the depictions in the Hollywood blockbuster of its namesake yet has retained some old world charm in the Old city. Whether you stay in hotel in the heart of the city or in a quite bed and breakfast in the suburbs, the minaret of Hassan II Mosque is visible from everywhere. It is the second largest mosque, while the Minaret being the tallest in all over the world with height of 210 metres.