Travelers Often Skip Casablanca—7 Reasons It’s Actually a Must-Visit City in Morocco

To a romantic, Casablanca is a mythical place that exists in a dream inspired by the 1942 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. The reality is that the movie Casablanca was actually filmed on a soundstage in Hollywood and the real Casablanca is often overlooked by tourists who gravitate to the souks of Marrakech and Fez or the exotic beaches of Essaouira and Tangier. Casablanca is a city for travelers who like to feel like a local, rather than a tourist, and who want to experience the present as well as learn about the past. The enormity of Casablanca, Morocco's most populous city, means visitors have to make an effort to discover its hidden details. Once you get beneath the surface, you’ll see that Casablanca’s mix of grit and style feels a lot like Los Angeles. Here’s why it’s worth a visit. Read full travel articles here.