Casablanca: what to see from the old medina to the waterfront

mosque hassan II casablanca
mosque hassan II casablanca

What to visit in Casablanca, information on the origins and characteristics of the city of Morocco is the largest port in the nation, includes some of the main attractions to see in one day.

Guide Casablanca

Casablanca, major port and city of Morocco, is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 km from Rabat. Despite being of Portuguese origin, the name Casablanca was given by the Spanish, who formed the first settlement on the coast, consisting predominantly of white houses. With modern features and western, incorporates in its architecture characteristic elements of the Arab-Muslim culture, developed mainly under the French protectorate. The port of Casablanca is the most important of the nation.

What to see in Casablanca in a day

Old Medina, the city center is surrounded by walls of the sixteenth century, with its shops and markets of all kinds, with narrow, winding streets. Clear contrast with the modern city, where prevail skyscrapers, hotels and elegant shops.

Waterfront Casablanca: winds west of Casablanca along the Boulevard de la Corniche, elegant avenue with palm trees on either side, dotted with hotels, restaurants, swimming pools, shops and entertainment venues, a special place for those who love fun even at night.

Mosque of Hassan II Mosque is the second largest in the world after Mecca, built according to the plans of Michel Pinseau, a French architect, to celebrate the 60th birthday of King Hassan II. With an area of ​​90,000 square meters, it can accommodate about 20,000 faithful, excluding the square outside that can hold another 80,000. Inside offers visitors a wide amount of types of marble and beautiful chandeliers, a library and conference rooms.

Notre Dame de Lourdes is a Catholic church built in the fifties, to see the beautiful stained glass windows by Gabriel Loire, a master glassmaker of Chartres, representing Marian themes.

Sacred Heart Cathedral: in the past a Roman Catholic, is now a museum.