The centre of Casablanca is fairly impressive with its modern, big, lively boulevards, high, white, well-kept buildings. The New Town of Casablanca is possibly the most impressive in Morocco. The French period New Town was designed by the French architect Henri Prost and was a model of a new town at that time. The main streets of the New Town (Ville Nouvelle in French) radiate south and east from Place des Nations Unies, where the main market of Anfa had been.
One more interesting fact is that Casablanca is home of the Hassan II Mosque, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic.
The Parc de la Ligue Arabe is the city's largest public park. There situated the Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur, which is an impressive example of Mauresque architecture. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1930. It ceased to function as a church in 1956, after the independence of Morocco. The it become a cultural center. The cathedral was designed by French architect Paul Tournon. He used the Neo-Gothic style.The Old Medina also attracts tourists' attention. There were some processes of restoration in recent years.
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