Situated in Casablanca’s old city, foodie traveler will be enthralled to know that Marché Central is set to be repaired and converted into a travel and gourmet dining destination.
Just a short walk or tram ride coming to United Nations Place located in the center of Casablanca along the busy road of Muhammad V Boulevard is Marché Central, the city’s primary marketplace. The site is an exciting spot for travelers who wants to experience the country’s local culture by going on a food tour. The local market has everything on sale, from basic food to flowers to traditional wear.
Market stalls offer many of the Casablanca’s freshest produce of fruits and veggies, a variety of fish and seafood and baskets of spices that overwhelm your senses.
To locals, Marché Central has been a go-to site to set off for lunch. Diners from various modest eateries come together over table indulging on big plates of grilled fish, veggies, salads, bread and seafood soup. The experience is fun community experience plus it’s so cheap.
There is a15 million Moroccan dirham allotment coming from Directorate of Local Collectivities (DGCL) and the Casablanca – Settat region’s Regional Council, controlled by a local social development firm, Casablanca Patrimoine.
According to the organization, the main goal of the project is to revamp Le Marché Central to convert it to a gourmet food destination that meets international level.
Together with the investors, Casablanca Patrimoine plans to renovate the area and make it into a chic market area but retaining its initial concept.
This development is anticipated to be finished by later months of next year.
The structure was built between 1918 and 1919 in the time of French protectorate in the country. The marketplace is being surrounded by Boulevard Mohamed V as well as Allal Ben Abdallah Street in Casablanca.
Project leaders will be taking inspiration from global markets such as Madrid Spain’s San Miguel market and Boqueria of Barcelona.
Set up 2 years ago, Casablanca Patrimoine is presently doing on quite a few other projects such as restoration of Casablanca’s ‘Sacré Coeur’ church as well as the ‘vélodrome’ stadium.
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