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22 Places to visit in Casablanca City, Morocco

Morocco is locate in North Africa and this country is a port city with commercial hub in western Morocco and fronting in the Atlantic Ocean. As the city’s French colonial legacy seen that in downtown has Mauresque architecture which is a blend of Moorish style and European art decor. Standing partly over the water and the enormous Hassan II Mosque was completed in 1993 that has a 210 m minaret topped with lasers directed toward Mecca. This take about three hours from Marrakech city by car to Casablanca city.

Its literally meaning ‘white house’ in Spanish. Casablanca is a port city important to Morocco’s economy and offers a number of attractions. Hassan II Mosque, for example, is the country’s largest mosque. It has the world’s tallest minaret, at 210 meters, and can accommodate 25,000 worshipers. It was built with modern technology in Islamic style. The hall is centrally heated with the retractable roof allowing natural light. Apart from the mosque, the Central Market and Habous District are a must. Art aficionados will enjoy visiting the art decor Rialto Cinema, built in 1930. It is also worth exploring Ain Diab, a seaside commune of luxury hotels and resorts which once hosted the formula One world championship.

Casablanca’s shopping areas include the Central Market and the Habous District a well-known or visiting the Rialto Cinema, and Art Deco architecture. Art Deco was built in the year 1930 or to admire the beauty of the Royal Palace (Mohammed V Square).

Where to go:

1. Hassan II Mosque

2. Casablanca Cathedral

3. Mohammed V Square

4. Parc de la Ligue Arabe

5. Casablanca Royal Palace

6. Museum of Moroccan Judaism

7. Place des Nations Unies

8. Central Marketplace

9. Eglise Notre Dame De Lourdes

10. Port of Casablanca

11. Villa Des Arts

12. Sidi Abderrahman islet

13. El Hank Lighthouse

The lighthouse was constructed in 1916 with 167 ft. tall. There is an inner spiral staircase.

14. Temple Beth-El

15. Square of Mohammed V/Pigeon Fountain

16. Muhammadi Mosque

17. Casablanca Twin Center

18. Old Medina Clock Tower

19. Moulay Youssef Mosque

20. Mosquée Al Qods

21. Musée de la Mosquée Hassan II

22. Ain Diab

Ain Diab is a seaside resort area in Atlantic Rim and a place of residence from social status including some famous Hollywood actors. There are lodges in this area, too. In addition, at the beach that you can have some rest. There are also many elegant restaurants according from the ability to pay, sports facilities such as swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court and so on.

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