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Culture of Casablanca. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Beautiful mosques and palaces, ancient streets with lots of interesting buildings and craft shops, a picturesque coastline and colorful markets – these are the main attractions of Casablanca. This place is really beautiful, and this is the reason why the ancient Moroccan city is liked by thousands of tourists from all over the world. The Palace of Mohammed V is an incomparable architectural monument. The building was designed in accordance with best national traditions. Currently the beautiful palace is the location of several government agencies – a French consulate, a bank, a post office and a palace of justice.
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Medina area is definitely the best place for walking. This is a complex maze of narrow streets and alleys. Many travelers consider that place a true museum. The reason for this is that Medina is the location of numerous craft shops and workshops. This is the place where visitors can admire beautiful paintings and sculptures, buy interesting souvenirs or have their portrait made by one of local masters.
Hassan II Mosque is located on a high hill not far away from the coastline. This is the most important religious object of Casablanca. The height of the minaret of the mosque is 200 meters. It is considered the highest one in the world and can be seen from any part of the city. The construction of the beautiful mosque was completed quite recently, in 1993. The prayer hall of the mosque can accommodate up to 25,000 visitors at a time. The mosque is distinguished by luxurious interior decoration. It’s really hard to find such a rich choice of ornaments and unique decorative elements in any other mosque. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Numerous wonderful markets are known as the main attraction of Habous district. There are markets literally in every street. Market is a place where visitors can purchase not only fresh fruits and vegetables, but also antiques. For many local residents markets have become a favorite place of rest. These are the places where they meet their friends and hear the latest news. The tomb of Sidi Abderrahman is also an important attraction. Sidi Abderrahman was a local hermit who was famous for his amazing gift to heal people even from the most complex diseases. Even today hundreds of pilgrims come to his grave, hoping for a miracle cure. Among other places of interest tourists are usually recommended to visit Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, which was completed in the middle of the 20th century. It is a beautiful architectural attraction, the main distinctive feature of which is huge stained glass windows.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Casablanca

Hassan Ii Mosque
Where: Foire de Casablanca, Aïn Diab, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 220 6266 /65 (Tourist Office); Metro: To Foire de Casablanca;
The Old Medina Or Old Town (ancienne Medina)
Where: Ancienne Medina, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 220 6266 /65 (Tourist Office); Metro: To the Ancienne Medina off the Gare du Port;
Rialto Cinema
Where: Boulevard Brahim Roudaini, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 220 6266 /65 (Tourist Office); Metro: To Boulevard Brahim Roudaini or Place Mohammed;
Cathedral Of Sacre Coeur
Where: Boulevard Brahim Roudaini, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 220 6266 /65 (Tourist Office); Metro: To Boulevard Brahim Roudaini or Place Mohammed;
Villa Des Arts
Where: Boulevard Brahim Roudaini, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 229 5087; Metro: To Boulevard Brahim Roudaini or Place Mohammed;
Place Mohammed V
Where: Place Mohammed V, Casablanca; Telephone: +212 (0)52 220 6266 /65 (Tourist Office); Metro: To Place Mohammed V;

Unique spots in Casablanca and near

Hassan II Mosque

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The large halls of the mosque, estimated at 25,000 people, are decorated with fine marble and granite furnishings. In the central hall you can see the giant chandeliers created by the best Venetian masters. The tall pink granite columns, the floor with gold-colored marble, the magnificent onyx furnishings - the design of the mosque is really luxurious and yet natural. The entrance to the mosque criterion is not only for the Muslims, but also for those interested in what makes the Hassan II Mosque one of Morocco's most popular sights. For more than twenty years, the magnificent mosque has been the highest religious building in the world. Its highest minaret is adorned with marvelous mosaic and stone carving. … Read further

Hassan II Mosque

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
The floor of the mosque is partly consisting from the glass. Through this glass, you can see the sea bottom. The Mosque inside capacity is 25 000 people, outside area can have up to 80 000 people. If you once can visit this mosque, you will remember it forever. The best time for visiting it inside during the ebb and flood. At this time the waves bump the walls and people inside have the feeling that the mosque sails like a ship. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Morocco

In Agadir, there is the “Souk al-Ahad”, a traditional bazaar. Thousands of shops are located on the walled area, where you can buy leather and ceramics goods, national clothes, Berber jewelry, Moroccan lamps, furniture and kitchen utensils, meat and vegetables, spices and famous olives, etc. The Museum of Berber Culture is also of interest. Its collection has about a thousand ancient artifacts introducing the life and craft of the Berbers. In the museum, you can also see colorful carpets, traditional tableware, and ornaments. The main symbol of the exposition is the pendant Mass, made in the form of a disk with spiral. Located near Ouarzazate, the former caravanserai Ait Benhaddu with its red-and-white fortress in the thickets of date trees is one of the most colorful sights of Morocco. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Casablanca

Culture guide to Casablanca. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Casablanca: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Casablanca. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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