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Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)
Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

Free admission
Ancienne Medina de Casablanca, Casablanca

The Basics

In contrast to the elegant squares and grandiose architecture of modern Casablanca, wandering through the Old Medina is like stepping back in time. Everything from linens, brass-work, and leather goods to traditional handicrafts, jewelry, and spices are sold here, and friendly merchants invite travelers into ramshackle stalls to haggle for bargains while sipping sweet mint tea.

Travelers may also explore the Old Medina as part of a half-, full-, and multi-day sightseeing tours of Casablanca. On a guided walking tour, soak up the city’s atmospheric streets lined with tea shops and bazaars and essential sites like the elegant United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square, the Royal Palace, and also by the seaside for a stroll along Ain Diab Corniche. Longer multi-day tours leave from Marrakech and Rabat and may be customized to travelers’ desires.

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Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
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Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
$57.01 per adult
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Best tour ever
We absolutely would recommend this tour. The tour guide, Bennis, was amazing. The provided driver was fabulous too. They took us to amazing paced and gave us so much info. So much better than trying to see the city on our own.
JeanneMarie_R, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Casablanca

star-5
Great tour
Ellen_O, Jul 2022
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
I had a great tour with guide Bennis. It ended up just being me on the tour, which made for a great trip! Bennis was a great guide and the tour covered all you could want to see in Casablanca; I would recommend!
star-5
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour! Amin was awesome!
Jennifer_A, Jul 2022
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
Amine was a fantastic guide! He went above & beyond to make our walk memorable & unique. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Informative, interesting and a pleasant tour
jasminka_n, Jun 2022
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
Andalusian music Association visit was an addition to our tour. Endearing, wonderful. We visited old medina, European part and New medina while following the story about growth of the city.
star-5
Nice discovery with a local guide
Diane_D, Apr 2022
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
Amine was a great guide. He speaks both English and French very well and knows the Old Medina perfectly! He’s a local and shared his knowledge about the Medina with me. We walked around and discovered the different areas and local stores. Amine is very nice. I very much recommend taking a tour with a local guide like Amine to discover the Medina. It’s like a labyrinth!
star-5
Excellent guide and tour
Lina_R, Jun 2022
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
The tour guide is excellent! Super helpful, nice and knows the area extremely well. I highly recommend the tour with him!
star-5
Exploring Casablanca
Fran_B, Jun 2022
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
Mohammed was outstanding and went far and beyond to improve our experience by customizing the tour based on our preferences. Great tour all the way around!
star-5
Highly recommended
Andres_V, Mar 2022
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
Great Guide. Perfect English. Very clear explanations placed in historical and present context. He took extra time to accompany me and brought me back to my hotel.
star-4
Exploring the medina
Mary_V, Mar 2022
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
Interesting walk through the medina of Casablanca, our guide shared details of the life of the medina and the people of Casablanca. He recommended restaurants and shops and shared his own experiences. We sat for tea and talked about some of the challenges and opportunities, a good experience!
star-5
A great first day in Casablanca!
Paul_D, Feb 2022
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
A wonderful walking tour of the Medina with a lot of Moroccan history and culture included. Amine was very accommodating, going above and beyond the tour description by meeting us at our hotel and taking us to an ATM. I would 100% recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour of Casablanca
Frederick_A, Nov 2021
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
Really enjoyed this tour, strolling through the streets and medinas of Casablanca. It was a great introduction to Morocco. Our guide was very personable and interesting.
star-5
Excellent tour
PerTerje_W, Oct 2021
Casablanca: The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour
Had an excellent guided tour through the souks of Marrakech. We went in from the backside so we could get to the suppliers with lower prices than the normal route. And also earlier so we avoided crowds. At the end we visited a very good traditional Maroccan pharmacy. They offered many good herbs for different treatments. Very good. The souk is located nearby other very worth to visit areas. We saw some of them. They guide spoke english and was very knowledgeable.
star-5
A must see for the first time traveler to Morocco.
Stephen_David, Jul 2021
Discovering Life & Walk Inside Old Medina
An excellent and intimate tour of everyday life in the true heart of the City. Get off the beaten (tourist) path and into the winding streets of Old Medina. From souks and shops, to small temples, to the massive mosque towering just outside, you’ll cover more territory in more detail than possible almost anywhere else. Be ready to walk! More importantly, be ready to learn of the people of Casablanca.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families—and shoppers of all stripes.
  • Haggling is expected and a part of the ritual of shopping in Morocco. Feel free to have a nice exchange about the value of each item.
  • Keep an eye on your personal belongings as pickpockets are also watching.
  • Tours may include round-trip hotel transfers, food, and drink. Check specific tours for details.
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How to Get There

The Old Medina of Casablanca is in the northern part of the city. Most visitors enter through Bab Marrakech on Ave Tahar El Alaoui, or via the gates next to the Place des Nations Unies clock tower, which is where you’ll find most of the Old Medina’s shops.

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When to Get There

Marché Central de Casablanca is open year-round daily, 9am–6pm. Avoid crowds and arrive early. Casablanca can be quite hot year-round, though cool breezes come with the Canary Current off the Atlantic Ocean. In July are two of the city’s most outstanding events (Festival de Casablanca and the Feast of the Throne) or come during the spring for Ramadan to experience an array of cultural activities and festivals.

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Quartier Habous

Marché Central is located inside one of the city’s most picturesque and vibrant communities, the Quartier Habous. Also known as New Medina, French colonists built the district in the 1930s and the mixture of Moroccan and French architecture is one of its main draws, alongside important attractions like the New Palace, Mahkama du Pacha, Moulay Youssef Mosque, Mohammed V Mosque, and Park ISESCO, a lush oasis from the bustling streets.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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