Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and the country's main port which translates into quite a few gritty and industrial-looking neighborhoods. But Casablanca is also the most cosmopolitan of Morocco's cities, with nightclubs, fast food chains and shopping arcades.
The architectural tradition of the city endures to this day with the inauguration of the Hassan II mosque on the 30th of August 1993. This 200m high mosque is one of the largest in the world.
Casablanca has high end boutiques, an upcoming contemporary arts scene, beautifully restored French colonial buildings, good markets and an authentic old part of town.