LET US PERSUADE YOU... CASABLANCAThe locals call it ‘Caza’, and, unlike the tourist hotspot of Marrakech, this is a Moroccan city that not so many visitors experience. If you make the trip, you’ll discover a modern center but also an old town place saturated in the history of its Portuguese, French and Moorish rulers. There are mosques, souks, a fortress, stellar shopping, a wonderful cathedral and some great eating.Highlights include the Royal Palace, the Habbous Quarter, the Moorish architecture of the Mehkma courthouse, the central market, the colossal Hassan II Mosque and the beautiful Cathedral Notre Dame de Lourdes. In the twisting streets of the medina, you can get lost among amazing fish restaurants and work your way towards the La Sqala bastion. Along the Corniche, find the perfect bar or club to enjoy a balmy evening out.Short distances from Casablanca are the equally fascinating towns of Fez and Rabat. In Fez, you can see the new and old medinas, some traditional souks, the impressive Attarine Medersa (Islamic school) and the Karaouine mosque – the second largest in Morocco. Rabat offers you such wonders as the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of the Udayas, the twelfth-century Hassan Tower, the maze-like old medina and the luxurious Mechouar royal palace.