Visiting the Marché Centrale or the Central Market when in Casablanca is an absolute must. This bustling market offers tourists an authentic taste of the city's Franco-Moorish past. Taking place on Boulevard Muhammad V, Monday to Saturday, from morning to evening, the Central Market offers a wealth of the finest Moroccan produce ranging from everyday grocery items, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices and flowers to handicrafts and Morocco's famous slippers. The Central Market is a must-visit for all tourists as it is a great place to observe the locals and to see them carrying out their day to day activities, as well as for finding special deals and something truly Moroccan.
Monday to Saturday: 0900-1800
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
All the colorful stalls, especially the souvenir and handicraft ones
Casablanca is a Muslim city, which means that Muslim visitor will definitely be able to find prayer facilities throughout. Muslim tourists must make it a point to offer at least one prayer at the Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is not only popular in Morocco, it is actually world renowned. Said to be the second largest mosque in the world, the Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 2,500 worshippers inside and 80,000 in its courtyard.
Visitors to Casablanca’s Central Market can either purchase food items at the market, or they can dine at one of the numerous restaurants surrounding it. Since Casablanca is a Muslim city, almost all restaurants in the city are sure to be Halal. When at the Central Market, visitors must make it a point to dine on fresh seafood from the Atlantic, served at one of the several restaurants in the area.