Casablanca: The secret of Rick’s Café

Many have heard of the largest city of Morocco not for its economical prowess within Africa, nor for its absolutely gorgeous mosque (although it’s quite a sight to see), but have seen it through the eyes of Michael Curtiz, taken by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the 1940s oscar-winning masterpiece Casablanca.

In this love story in times of war, we’re taken to a very peculiar bar, named Rick’s Café. Many have believed the bar has existed for decades and is an inherent part of the city. In fact, it was never really there. It only opened its doors in 2004, 60 years after the release of the movie!


So, if you’re ever around Casablanca, make sure you go where Humphrey Bogart has never really been, but kind of!


Extra spoiler bummer: The movie was never really shot in Morocco… but it’s okay, food in Rick’s Café is still amazing! 

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