Old Medina, Casablanca - Stein Travel



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Welcome to Old Medina

Not quite as majestic as the medina's of Fez or Marrakech, this ancient walled part of Casablanca is worth a visit. This part of town predates the French protectorate and has undergone restoration where the skala(bastion) and colonial clock tower have been restored to their former glory.


Language
Arabic is the official language, but eight other languages are also spoken including Berber, French and Spanish. English is generally understood in the tourist areas, but French is the most widely spoken.
Money

The unit of currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes. ATMs are available in the larger towns, but can be unreliable; currency can be exchanged at banks or official bureaux de changes, which are also widespread in major towns. Dirhams cannot be obtained or exchanged outside Morocco and receipts must be retained as proof of legal currency exchange, as well as in order to re-exchange money when departing. Major credit cards are accepted in the larger shops, hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be used in tourist areas, but are not prevalent; they are best taken in Euros or Pounds Stirling.


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