Casablanca Morocco – Some Interesting Places to Visit
Casablanca is a city situated in the west of Morocco, which was known before as Anfa. Its name was changed to “Casa Branca,” a Portugueses language meaning white house. Get to know New Town in Casablanca Morocco which was designed by French architect Henri Post who used Art Deco and Hispano-Mauresque styles. Michel Pinseau, who is also a French architect, designed the famous Hassan II Mosque which was supposed to be inaugurated on the 60th birthday of Hassan II, the king of Morocco in 1989. Nevertheless, it was not until 1993 when the mosque was inaugurated. The mosque can accommodate 25,000 believers while the courtyard can hold 80,000 worshippers. The tower of Hassan II Mosque is tallest tower in the world measuring 210 meters.
Other interesting places to visit in Casablanca Morocco are the Port of Casablanca, the Catholic Cathedral, the Casablanca Techno Park, the Twin Center, Parc de la Ligue Arabe, Lycée Lyautey, Mohammed V International Airport, and the Casablanca City Hall. Casablanca Port is considered as one of the world’s largest artificial and main ports. The Catholic Cathedral became a cultural center in 1930 after it stopped its operation in 1956 as a church. Parc de la Ligue Arabe is one of the largest parks in the city. Beside it is Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur which is an unused Mauresque architecture.
The Techno Park in Casablanca Morocco is a business center for Information and Technology and is the first industrial park in Morocco. The Twin Center in Casablanca is a two-structure complex skyscraper similar to the Twin Towers in the US which both have 28 floors. Lycée Lyautey is the most competent and multicultural school in Morocco. The school was named after Morocco’s Resident General from 1912 to 192, Marshal Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey. One of the busiest places in Morocco is the Mohammed V International Airport. In recognition for the late sultan, it was named after Mohammed V.