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Sightseeing in Casablanca - what to see. Complete travel guide

Morocco, Casablanca Today this city is a modern business center the streets of which are decorated with skyscrapers. Even though it’s hard not to notice the influence of modern technologies, the city carefully preserves its historical heritage.
The national cuisine of Casablanca is full of contrasts. Some people compare its cuisine with Spanish cuisine, but the difference between these culinary traditions is very high. Speaking … Open
The old part of the city is called Medina and here you can walk on typical eastern streets and watch all most important sights of this place. The most unusual building of this region is Mahakma du Pacha. Nowadays this building is used to hold the prefecture of one of the city’s regions. Tourists are allowed to watch the inner decoration of the building, so they can make an excursion on halls that amaze by their rich inner decoration. The inner garden is a place for a small park. One more famous building of Casablanca is Notre Dame de Lurd. This is a massive building decorated by colorful stained-glass windows that add lightness and elegance to the church. However, this is not the main religious sight of the city as Hassan II Mosque still wins the leadership. The mosque is located on the coast, making this place even more grandiose. Nowadays this building is used to keep the exhibition of National Museum. A large library is also located there. The museum keeps a rich exhibition of frescos, mosaics, Arabian interwoven ornaments, wooden items and sculptures. Hall for prayers is the largest one. It is decorated with 78 columns made of pink granite. The floors in this hall are made of onyx and the walls are decorated with handmade gilding writings.
Corniche embankment is the center of attraction for tourists. While taking a walk along the sea line, you can visit on of the local restaurants and bars. Nightlife lovers will enjoy numerous nightclubs and discos that work till dawn in Casablanca. This description would be incomplete without mentioning markets of this city. The majority of them are located in Habbus quarter. Here you can find antique and souvenir outlets, confectionery pavilions and multiple shops with apparel. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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An original historical symbol of the city is the Clock Tower, which was built in 1911. This tower is located on the border of the historic and modern district of Casablanca. It is built in a very peculiar historical style. While admiring the construction, it is worth taking a walk along the handicraft shops located nearby. These places will be an ideal place for choosing souvenirs.
Casablanca The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbolic monument for the city. This Catholic Church was built in 1930. In 1956, when the independence of Morocco was proclaimed, the church was closed. However, the historic building was not destroyed. Now it is used for exhibitions and various cultural events. In the church, many interesting elements of decoration were preserved. Fans of unusual sights will be interested in visiting the El-Hank Lighthouse. It was built in 1914 and is located on a rocky promontory. The height of this majestic lighthouse is 50 meters. Now for a small fee, everyone can make a tour of the lighthouse, which is conducted by the superintendent himself. Inside the lighthouse, there is an ancient spiral staircase, and many more beautiful elements of marble finishing. At the top of the tower is a wonderful observation deck, from which, you can see very clearly as though in your palms, many iconic landmarks of Casablanca. It is noteworthy that after more than a hundred years, the lighthouse is still used for its intended purpose.
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An interesting place for evening walks will be the square of Mohammed V. It is located in the heart of the economic region of Casablanca. Around this square are beautiful modern buildings, in which various public and commercial organizations are located. In the immediate vicinity of the square is an elegant garden, fully equipped for a comfortable stay, and also an embankment. Many experienced tourists come to the square in the evening to admire the musical fountain with the onset of darkness.
CASABLANCA - Marocco To get acquainted with the national history and culture of Casablanca, the Moroccan Jewish Museum will help. Its exposition includes many interesting religious accessories, as well as objects of everyday life, traditional costumes, ornaments and works of art. Here you can see old photographs, as well as crafts of local artisans.
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Morocco Mall

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It has a huge skating rink, a roofed entertainment centre for children with different arcades and a wonderful cinema. Your day will be great if you spend it in the mall. A great number of restaurants and cafes at every taste and budget will please each visitor. Also, you can enjoy the garden, to sit near the music fountain and to feast eyes on fish in the artificial pound. "Morocco Mall" is a real picturesque oasis where it is a pleasure to relax on a hot day. A good addition to this recreation will be the shopping. In the mall you can find different world known brand shops. … Read further

Hassan II Mosque

From the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Michel Pinseau, a famous French architect, was the author of this wonderful mosque. He tried to depict all main details of traditional features of Arabo-Spain architecture that was popular in the Medieval. Approximately there was spent about 800 million USA dollars for the building. The best materials and accessories for the mosque were brought from the whole world. The marble was taken from Agadir and granite from Tafraoute. The luxurious chandeliers were made by a special order in Venice. … Read further

Sightseeing in Morocco: things to see

The city of Casablanca is a wonderful place where visitors will find different entertainment. This is a large port center and a famous historic region. The square of United Nations is considered the heart of the historic district. Old main historic landmarks are located around the square. These are Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Big Mosque of Hasan II. Don't forget to visit numerous parks, during a walk in which you will be able to see tenths of wonderful mosques. … Open
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