Morocco’s Atlantic Coast is dominated by the country’s elegant, orderly administrative capital Rabat and the dynamic commercial capital Casablanca. If you keep heading south you’ll encounter some delightfully low-key coastal resorts, including El Jadida, Oualidia and Essaouira. Taken from the The Rough Guide Snapshot to Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast, these are the highlights of the Moroccan Atlantic Coast:
1. Hassan Mosque, Rabat: Never completed, the minaret of this Almohad mosque is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
2. Chella, Rabat: As beautiful a ruin as you could imagine, with Roman remains and royal tombs from the Merenids.
3. Colonial architecture, Casablanca: Downtown Casa is a living monument to French 1930s Art Deco styles.