From Casablanca to Marrakesh, How To Explore Morocco In 48 Hours 

Morocco, with cities like Casablanca and Marrakesh that redefine beauty and culture through an aesthetic lens that captures the past and present, is one of the most magnificent countries in the Middle East and the world. It is a great tourism destination with so many things to do, thanks to historical sites that depict the diversity of cultures inside the country. Morocco is the Middle East’s jewel, with delicious food, beautiful beaches, and a plethora of cultural attractions.

Therefore, we will take you on a 48-hour adventure through Casablanca and Marrakesh to experience all of the wonders that these two sparkling cities have to offer.

Let’s begin our journey in Marrakesh!

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa El-Fnaa is located in the fascinating city of Marrakech and is known to locals as the ‘heart of the city.’ It was declared by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of World Heritage in 2001 for bringing urban folklore and history to life. It is an area of Marrakech that takes on a new personality. One of Morocco’s most vibrant attractions through a cultural blend of color, fragrances, sight, and sound.

This is an incredible place to hear musicians play and sing as henna artists lure passers-by and water-sellers in fringed caps clang brass cups together in an attempt to get people to drink. Also, it is normal to find acrobats doing tricks on a regular basis there!

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque, built during the Hispano-Moresque period in the 12th century, is recognized for its simple luxury and superb architecture. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the mosque’s rich history and roam around the base of the structure, taking in the ruins and reservoirs, which are generally open only during special events, as well as the gorgeous gardens.

Jardin Majorelle

Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé purchased Jardin Majorelle in 1980 with the intention of preserving the vision of its previous owner, French landscape painter Jacques Majorelle, and keeping it available to the public. The Jardin Majorelle houses a charming courtyard cafe, a tiny book and photography shop, and a trendy boutique selling Majorelle blue slippers, textiles, and amazing jewelry influenced by Saint Laurent. Perhaps the Jardin Majorelle is the spot for you if you’re looking for aesthetically pleasing venues that connect history and fashion to the present.

Perhaps it’s time to make a change and spend the next day in Casablanca, or “Casa” as many people and visitors to the city refer to it, learning more about this fascinating city!

Musée Abderrahman Slaoui

Abderrahman Slaoui’s outstanding collection of Moroccan decorative arts is on display at this privately owned house-turned-museum, which includes everything from Orientalist travel posters to inlaid furniture (including pieces designed by Marrakesh-based Louis Majorelle), and exquisite perfume flasks. Take a break from sightseeing at the terrace cafe and sip on some mint tea, which plays an essential role in Moroccan life and social relations: it is, after all, the drink of friendship and hospitality.

Hassan II Mosque

Some believe it’s the world’s third-largest mosque, while others say it’s closer to the fifth. Its 210m tall minaret is the world’s tallest, so it can at least claim that title. There’s no denying its opulence, with a rumored construction cost of 800 million dollars! It’s the only mosque that has a folding ceiling that allows worshippers to look up to the heavens and a glass floor that allows devotees to kneel with a direct view of the ocean. This is unquestionably a location worth seeing during your stay in Casablanca!

Umayya

A lunch with an ocean view is essential, but how about a location that serves delicious Moroccan cuisine alongside a breathtaking vista that will take your breath away and make you fall even more in love with Casablanca? Umayya serves tasty Lebanese, Moroccan, and Mediterranean food.

Your 48-hour vacation ends in Casablanca and Marrakesh after you’ve visited those amazing six destinations. However, these locations were only a small portion of the country’s highlights; there are many more stunning tourist sights that you must see, but which will most likely require a lengthy journey!

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