Casablanca Cultural Walk, Casablanca (Self Guided)

Casablanca has always been the economic centre of Morocco as well as a hub of great cultural significance. After being a colony under French rule for a long time, Casablanca managed to assimilate and mix different cultures in various ways. Discover Casablanca's cultural heritage by following the steps of the next walking tour.
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Casablanca Cultural Walk Map

Guide Name: Casablanca Cultural Walk
Guide Location: Morocco » Casablanca (See other walking tours in Casablanca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: EmmaS
Villa des Arts

1) Villa des Arts

Villa des Artes is a multi-cultural centre established to promote contemporary arts, which also makes up Marocan culture. It consists of one of the largest museums in Casablanca, the first private one in the country. The museum features more than 800 artworks in permanent exhibitions, organizing also temporary exhibitions annually by international and local contemporary artists.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm
Cinema Rialto

2) Cinema Rialto

Cinema Rialto in Casablanca is one of the most famous entertainment spots around. Besides being a well known hang-out place, this establishment is worth seeing for its art-deco architecture. It is a fine building completed in 1930, when the art-deco style was famous. Visitors should not miss the chance to take a look inside and if possible, to go to a movie.
Complex Cultural Sidi Belyout

3) Complex Cultural Sidi Belyout

The Sidi Belyout Cultural Center is close to the Avenue de l'Armee Royale on Léon L'Africain street. It is one of very few places in Casablanca to present authentic drama and music, the complex being a large theater that hosts plays, music concerts and dance performances. The complex also contains a special area reserved for any kind of exhibitions, mostly artistic.

4) Memo-Arts

Memo-Arts is actually a gallery well-known among wealthy locals who are fond of antiques. Unlike the shopping spots downtown that offer kitsch and pricey souvenirs, Memo-Arts is the place to get authentic and original antiques that can always make a perfect gift or souvenir from Casablanca. The gallery features rooms with Moroccan and Oriental paintings, furniture, sculptures and books. Most of the objects date back to the last century but some are even older.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Theatre Mohamed VI

5) Theatre Mohamed VI

Another popular cultural venue of Casablanca, Mohammed VI Theatre, is in the Belvedere area of the city. Launched in 2006, this long-awaited theater hosts a wide variety of cultural events, from plays to dance performances and rap concerts. It is very famous for hosting especially international events. If you can't catch any performances there, make some time to simply take a look at the beautiful building, completed in an Art-deco style with Arabic influences.

Walking Tours in Casablanca, Morocco

Create Your Own Walk in Casablanca

Create Your Own Walk in Casablanca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Casablanca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Famous around the world for the legendary movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the city of Casablanca has a lot to offer visitors in terms of attractions. One of, if not “the” prime tourist destination of Morocco, it hosts a variety of historic and other notable sights. To find out what they are, follow in the footsteps of this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km

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Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Casablanca, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.