Casablanca, dynamique heart of Morrocco
Want to discover Casablanca? There are a thousand ways to do it. In a few years Casablanca has grown from a small town to one of the largest cities in the world thanks to its new forms of modern architecture, and has become a large industrial and commercial center more open to the Western lifestyle than other cities of the world. Morocco.
Casablanca is today the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Located on the Atlantic coast about 80 km south of Rabat, Casablanca is bordered by magnificent beaches which makes it a beach destination, with a population of 3 359,818 inhabitants in 2014 makes it the most populous city in the Maghreb.
Casablanca is the third most important tourist city in Morocco and is mainly used for business. The discoveries, revelations, and the excursions in the city will amaze you. The exploration of the nature and the Berber culture are breathtaking: spectacular landscapes, lifestyles, architecture, crafts... This journey will enrich you in Emotions, knowledge and memories. Casablanca has one of the largest and most beautiful mosques on the planet, the Hassan II Mosque, a true symbol of the city.
It has the largest minaret (210 m) in Africa and the fifth largest mosque in the world, It is one of the few mosques open to non-Muslims throughout the Arab world. "Casa" is also a pleiad of pianos-bars, restaurants, trendy nightclubs where you can party in a delusional atmosphere! This city combines Moroccan architectural tradition with standards of Urbanism and modern comfort.
Seduces quickly all the visitors of Casablanca with amazing structures such as the Morocco Mall, the biggest commercial center in Africa and one of the biggest internationally, possessing the third largest musical fountain of the world, and the Twin Center: Two 28-storey twin towers in which you can find a luxurious hotel on one of the towers.
PWant to discover Mohammedia? There are a thousand ways to do it. Despite the disappearance of some of its heritage, Mohammedia does not give up, it so much heritage wealth to save, which brings a breath of fresh air to a city that strives to preserve its history, memory and identity. The town of Mohammedia is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 24 km northeast of the economic capital of the kingdom with a population of 322 500 inhabitants.
Known for its beautiful beaches with shiny golden sand, it enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild, damp winters and warm, dry summers on its beautiful sandy beaches. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean tends to refresh the city in summer and to warm it in winter. It benefits from the sun throughout the year. Its beaches are frequented throughout the year by the local inhabitants and also from abroad.
Mohammedia is also known for its festivities throughout the year, such as the International Festival of Mohammedia which aims to bring together the inhabitants of the city around a unifying project that highlights the potential of the city to liven up its streets, promote its beaches and enhance its assets. During the festival of flowers, the council of the city consents an important investment such as the International Short Film Festival of Mohammedia.
It brings together every year professionals, filmmakers, actors, producers and critics, from different countries to celebrate the short film industry. It also remains the industrial city of the Kingdom as many big companies have chosen to operate in Mohammedia (mostly production units).
The city of Mohammedia thus acquired over the years a true industrial vocation. It houses the main refinery of Morocco, the Samir. The suburbs also house the largest thermal power station in the country.
Want to discover El-Jadida? There are a thousand ways to live it. Known for its remarkable "Portuguese city" which is a UNESCO heritage site, the fortifications of the Portuguese city with their bastions and battlements are an example of Portuguese Renaissance military architecture. The Portuguese buildings that are still visible are the Portuguese cistern, the fortress of Mazagan and the Church of the Assumption which was built in the Manueline style.
Located at 96 km from Casablanca with a growing population of 214 000 inhabitants, it is one of the developing cities in the tourist field which attracts more and more local and foreign visitors thanks to its geographical location on the ocean.
El Jadida is the present name (since 1815) of the ancient Mazagão (Mazagan), a fortified city built by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 16th century, which was taken over by the Moroccans in 1769. The Portuguese built this fortified city with five bastions in the beginning.
Only four remain today. This vast underground vaulted room was part of the castle. It was used as a weapons room before being used as a water reserve. The beautiful, pleasant and safe beaches on the south and north coasts of El Jadida make it a seasonal tourist destination, and its best beaches according to the locals are the beach of Sidi-Bouzid and Haouzia.
The city of El Jadida has two ports that make it oriented towards the horizon. The port of El Jadida in the city center is reserved for fishing, pleasure boats and water sports and the port of Jorf Lasfar, 17 km south of the city, which is the first mineral port in Africa. Open to international trade since 1982, the port of Jorf Lasfar considered as one of the pillars of the port infrastructure of Morocco.
Want to discover Settat? There are a thousand ways to do it. One can argue that it is not in Agadir or Marrakech's league, but it keeps a place for a green tourism of quality. Its tourism resources are limited, but this sector is expanding rapidly. It has many potentiales such as: abundant water points, the Al Massira dam which has a capacity of 2.8 billion m3, and forest area which is also a very important tourism attraction.
With its 178,000 ha of forests, several tourist activities can be launched. It is located in the geographical and historical area of Chaouia, 57 km from Casablanca, on the road to Marrakech, with a population of 250 000 inhabitants.
This city also has several historical sites including the Kasbahs which makes it a historic city and also dunes of undisputed importance, as a study of the LPEE showed that the existence of these dunes makes it possible to prevent sea water from entering the groundwater.
As for urban tourism, you will see the huge golf course located in the province of Settat and its beach are still preserved from mass tourism which is a great advantage for green tourists and those seeking to discover the true Moroccan identity.
Want to discover Berrechid? There are a thousand ways to do it. A green city with incredible landscapes, it has all that a landscape gardener or nature lover can dream of, a beautiful view of the mountains, streams and forests,. It is also a major agricultural power in the country producing more than 13% of the country's income.
Being close to the two major cities of Rabat and Casablanca, it is one of the most important passages for tourists coming from of the north and the south. This region has important natural assets: geological and ontological assets, streams, and valleys at various altitudes, which gives it a real possibility for the expansion of its green tourism.
Berrechid is a Moroccan city, located at 30 km from Casablanca, the economic capital. This small town has 80,000 inhabitants.
It is located in the middle of the plains of the Chaouia-Ouardigha region, which is known for its strategic location. Berrechid is located at the crossroads that connects Casablanca, Beni Mellal, Khouribga and Marrakech.
It is located 32 km south of Casablanca, 12 km from Mohammed V Airport, 30 km from Settat, 196 km from Marrakech, 90 km from El Jadida and 115 km from Rabat. Berrechid is known for its psychiatric asylum, as well as its industrial zone, which is ranked as the 3rd on the national level after Casablanca-Mohammedia and Tangier, with an area of 412 hectares, housing 104 industrial units in different industrial areas: Food, textiles, machinery, cosmetics, agriculture, etc.
It is best known for its festivities which are organized each year during the Spring Festival and during the month of July when the industrialists exhibit their products, as well as a musical evening and the Tbourida with purebred horses.