Casablanca ( الدار البيضاء addar al- Baïda in classical Arabic – Dar Beida or House, in Moroccan Arabic dialect literally ” white house”) is the largest city in Morocco. Economic capital , is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean 80 miles south of the capital Rabat. It is the most populous with nearly 6 million Moroccan city .
Casablanca The name owes its name to the fact that , formerly , the Portuguese sailors who coasted this , the identified by a small white house located on the hill of Anfa , ” Branca House .”
HASSAN II MOSQUE
It is located in the city of Casablanca on the Boulevard Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah (address Aïn Diab ) and is the highest temple in the world ( the laser minaret of 200 m can be seen from several kilometers ) , and the second largest (after mosque of Mecca ) . It features the latest technologies such as earthquake resistance , floor heating or electric gates. It is one of the few mosques that gives access to non- Muslim tourists .
It was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and construction work began on July 12, 1985 and was inaugurated on August 30, 1993 . In construction jobs and 2,500 people worked 10,000 Moroccan craftsmen , who worked with marble, granite , wood, tile , plaster … to elaborate ceilings, floors , columns etc. . The approximate cost of the mosque was about 5.494 billion dirhams (about 504.85 million euros). Its location (near the ocean ) is that Hassan II the following verse of the Quran was inspired: “The throne of God was on water” minaret height is 160 m .
In addition to the mosque on Fridays , the building has other functions ( capable of holding up to 100,000 believers in the courtyard 80,000 and 25,000 in the prayer hall ) , the building is used as madrasah , conference rooms , hammams, specialized libraries and underground parking . Your situation (practically on the sea) is that Hassan II the following verse of the Quran was inspired: “The throne of God was upon the water.”
UNITED NATIONS PLAZA
Architectural ensemble of well-preserved buildings from the 20s .
THE ARAB LEAGUE PARK
Nice green area in the middle of an urban environment.
CASABLANCA ART DÉCO
The buildings of this style are concentrated in the area bounded by Avenue Hassan II , Meskini Boulevard and Boulevard Mohamed- V .
MOHAMED V PLAZA
Heart of the city between the old medina and the modern city .
THE OLD MEDINA
Partly surrounded by walls of the sixteenth century , emphasizing the gates Bab Jadid , and Bab Marrakech , the shrine of Sidi Kairouani , the Scala, former stronghold of XVIII, the mosque Ould el Hamra and Dar El Makhzen .
Boardwalk and then the coast road , where you get to Anfa residential area with superb villas. Here took place the conference of the same name in 1934.
Sidi Abd Er Rahman (located on a rock surrounded by the sea ) and Sidi Sidi Bou Smara Belyout and ( still haloed legends ) .
THE NEIGHBORHOOD of HABOUS
Medina also called new , with squares and streets ( some arcades ), with bustling shops that sell at craft and where the mosques of Dar Al Makhzen and Sidi Mohammed Ben Yousssef .
LA MAHKAMA OF THE PACHÁ
In the Bd Victor Hugo , a beautiful example of traditional Moroccan architecture.
Our Lady of Lourdes Buenaventura (founded by Spaniards in the XIX)
Despite being the first oil port in the country , is also a beach that is very popular among the people of Casablanca. It is also important golf course .
Walled city on the banks of Oued Oum er Rbia . Among the ruins of its ancient kasbah , grow olives and pomegranates . At his feet , a nice uncrowded beach .
EL JADIDA (99km)
Huge beach and soft to walk an ancient walled city of the sixteenth century climate.
KASBAH BOULAOUAN (132km)
In a region of vineyards where the famous wine is produced gray , this kasbah stands , real stronghold .