Forming the central hub of Casablanca’s new town is the popular Place Mohamed V. This central plaza houses some of Casablanca’s most striking architecture and is home to many of the city’s important official buildings, such as the French Consulate, the Bank of Morocco, the Court of Justice and the main post office. Named in honor of the former Sultan, Place Mohamed V is undisputedly the heart of Casablanca. It is a great place to explore and people watch. Found in the center of the square is a monumental fountain surrounded by well-tended gardens. Visitors will also come across numerous bustling cafés, the clock tower, a variety of souvenir shops, Art Deco style architecture, an equestrian statue of Marshal Lyautey by François Cogné and more. The fountain found here is dramatically lit up in the evening, putting on a spectacular show. The gardens found to the eastern side of Place Mohammed are great for relaxing and are a popular spot amongst locals and tourists alike.
Throughout the day
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The fountain, the important buildings, the clock tower and statue
Since Morocco is a Muslim country, finding prayer facilities throughout will not be a problem at all. When visiting Casablanca, tourists must make it a point to visit the world renowned Hassan II Mosque, which is known to be the second largest mosque in the world. Muslim tourists can therefore ask to be guided to this mosque when needed.
Finding Halal food in the city of Casablanca will not prove to be a problem. Visitors to Place Mohamed V will find numerous cafés and restaurants lining the square and in the surrounding areas. Since almost all of these dining establishments are sure to be Halal, Muslim visitors can dine without a worry.