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Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

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Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

From the streets to the galleries…

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From the streets to the galleries…

Casablanca Art Deco

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Casablanca Art Deco

Cultural centers

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Cultural centers

Casablanca Art Villa

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Casablanca Art Villa

Art Galeries

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Art Galeries

Ecological visit of the medina

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Ecological visit of the medina

CINEMAS AND THEATERS

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CINEMAS AND THEATERS

Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

You will quickly notice that culture in general and the arts in particular are highly valued in Casablanca. Since 1956, the city has been the home to one of the nation’s two art schools, a stone’s throw away from its future grand theater in the extension of the Arab League park. In the past twenty years, several galleries have opened in the metropolis and a movement of promoting national creative work, led by great benefactors and large corporations, has contributed to showcasing local artists. If you’re so inclined, head out to the galleries and showrooms to meet artists and their masterpieces. La maison des artistes, the first artists’ platform in Morocco, references all of the artists and galleries in Casablanca.

From the streets to the galleries…

If walls have ears, we know that in Casablanca, they have beauty marks! Tags, wild drawings and wall frescoes often play around with stereotypes and catch the eye, in the back alley of Mers Sultan street, in the heart of the Europe roundabout. From the old medina to the Anfa boulevard, all the way to the “hospitals district”, the talent of street artists is on display for everyone to see. The local scene is in its early stages, but some trials have definitely given rise to some masterpieces. Whether they are graduates of Casablanca’s art school, “l’Ecole de Beaux-Arts”  or international artists passing through for a festival, the artists tell the city’s story through its most representative characters. Children, old ladies and street vendors from the imagination of solo or collective artists now adorn the walls just like pages out of a comic book, made in Casablanca.

You will quickly notice that culture in general and the arts in particular are highly valued in Casablanca. Since 1956, the city has been the home to one of the nation’s two art schools, a stone’s throw away from its future grand theater in the extension of the Arab League park. In the past twenty years, several galleries have opened in the metropolis and a movement of promoting national creative work, led by great benefactors and large corporations, has contributed to showcasing local artists. If you’re so inclined, head out to the galleries and showrooms to meet artists and their masterpieces. La maison des artistes, the first artists’ platform in Morocco, references all of the artists and galleries in Casablanca.

Casablanca Art Deco

Casablanca is a laboratory city, a city that was a place of experimentation for many architects. A city where art-deco meets Arab-Moorish art has given birth to a rare and even unique architecture unique to Casablanca. A small stroll through the city center will put you in the presence of this particular architecture.
Thus, every time your gaze is on the facade of a building, you begin to glimpse the wealth and extent of the modern heritage of the city. Discover the Casablanca Art Deco picture by clicking here.

Cultural centers

Casablanca is full of places to take a cultural break: the Cervantes Institute (Spanish cultural center), the Goethe Institut (German cultural center), the French Institute of Casablanca (French cultural center) and its Theater 121, but also, the Boultek, L'Uzine, Espace Darja, or the stars of Sidi Moumen.

To discover and geolocate our selection of cultural centers, download the Casabreak application by clicking here.

Casablanca Art Villa

At the corner of Boulevards Roudani and Zerktouni, in an Art Deco villa of 1934, Villa des Arts Casablanca: permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary Moroccan and foreign artists, adapted courses, introductory workshops ...

 

Art Galeries

The white city is full of prestigious galleries celebrating paintings, sculptures, photographs ... For beautiful breakawards around art, go for a walk in one of them! Choice: Interfaces Cultures, Atelier 21, Loft and Art Gallery, Bassma Art Gallery, Nadar Gallery, Galerie Shart, Galerie 38, Galerie Venise Cadre, Villa Delaporte, So Art Gallery, Galerie H, Espace Art Actua ...

To discover all the Art Galleries, download the Casabreak app by clicking here!

Ecological visit of the medina

A cyclo ride into the rich historical heart of Casablanca, with a local guide? It's possible. With these bike rides, you can discover the city in a sustainable way!

Boulevard Felix Houphouët-Boigny / +212 6 91 72 26 56 I Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 I 50 Dhs

CINEMAS AND THEATERS

The main cinemas of the city are the Megarama complex on the Corniche, the Imax Cinema of the Morocco Mall, the Lynx cinema in the Mers Sultan district, the splendid Cinema ABC on the Boulevard Mohammed V (including live broadcast of the ballets of the Opéra National de Paris), the Cinema Ritz located near the Place des Nations, the Cinema Rif housed avenue des FAR (program including "The ballet in the cinema" with retransmission of Bolshoi ballets and "theater theater" live of the Comédie-Française),

For the magic of the place, we recommend a visit to the Rialto theater theater, architectural jewel of 1930 in the same street as the Cinema Ritz.

Casablanca also has theaters: the Mohammed VI national theater in the Belvedere district, the FOL theater (Lay Arts Federation) in Gauthier, the cultural complex of Sidi Belyout, as well as the Studio des Arts Vivants and its Gallery 38 (auditorium , exhibition space and multidisciplinary teaching center: singing, dancing, etc.).

Casablanca's grand theater, CasArts, will be one of the largest cultural centers in Africa. It is located on the Place Mohammed V and its work will end in 2018. Of international scope, this multidisciplinary space is dedicated to the performing arts (theater, dance, music, etc.), the promotion of art and Moroccan artists and the residency organization for artists from all over the world.

To discover the cinemas programming and geolocate them, download the free application CasaBreak by clicking here!