The 7 Best Places to Visit in Casablanca with Polyswitch
The 7 Best Places to Visit in Casablanca with PolyswitchPolyswitch
Polyswitch is the recording project of songwriter, producer, DJ and radio host Mouhcine Zouitina / محسن زویتینة. Born and raised in Casablanca, he made a name for himself as one of the most prominent figures in the Moroccan electronic music landscape. Introduced to the scene more than a decade ago, he first became known for providing his hometown Casablanca with a monthly club night back in 2011. Stemming from a broad spectrum, his performances consistently channel a broad range of musical currents, all blended masterfully under one roof, bridging the gap between his native African roots and universal dancefloors.
Check out his latest album PRAISE THE SUN released on Astrofever Records and scroll down for a sunny round of his favorite places in town.
In this Guide
“Imagined by architect Pierre Bousquet in 1918, Marche Central is a staple "Souk" market located in the heart of Casablanca and emblematic heritage locals take pride in. Known particularly for its fresh offerings of local fish, but also meats, vegetables, rare spics and flowers, Marche Central represents a cultural experience, always a great pick for lunch and a walk in the surroundings. ”More Info
“Every local can attest the best juices and smoothies in town are pressed here, I tried all the juices and they're all worth a shot. Open 24/7, the prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly even when the orders come in heavy. ”More Info
“To me, this place represents the true feel of a sunny local cafe terrace, perfect for reading a book or ideating about your next project. Bring your pastries from the corner, order a mint tea and enjoy the atmosphere. ”More Info
“My gateway to Casablanca of the past, the Habbous neighbourhood is a pleasant and magical area. The ideal spot for those who seek Moroccan authenticity in Casablanca, aimed at an idealised version of the old Medina, located in one of the most ancient districts in town, its narrow alleys are charming to stroll around in. You can follow the arches and they will lead you to neat open-air markets, bookshops and bazaars. With such a serene aura, time spent in is assured to prevail over the bustling city life. ”More Info
“Established in 1950, this place never disappoints, I've been coming over since my childhood. They offer a fabulous selection of ice cream and desserts in an impeccable context and beautiful decor, inarguably the best in town. The menu is extensive but, I don't think they have a bad flavour. ”More Info
“A record store that knew how to portray the spirit of the city, "DISQUES GAM" was more than just a music store, it was the leading institution that generously served Casablanca, and the country as a whole with music for over 50 years, a goldmine for any record collector. Established by a very passionate and resilient man, "Boujemaa" was the last survivor of the many record stores Casablanca had back in the day, he always believed in vinyl as the best format, and he was right. "Boujemaa" passed just a few years ago but his legacy will live on forever.”More Info