Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, it is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 80 km south of Rabat, the capital administration of the country. Although not as atmospheric as other Moroccan cities, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation.
The beautiful buildings of the city, which combine French colonial design and traditional Moroccan style in the city center, make the city a place worth visiting. Casablanca is the economic capital of the country and has some of the largest mosques.
Attraction Places in Casablanca, Morocco:
Hassan II Mosque: Completed in 1993, it is a pharaonic work, which was paid for by all Moroccans in a popular subscription. It is located on the beach and rises majestically topped by its minaret of more than 200 meters of altitude, the highest in the world. Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is the 2nd largest one in Africa outside of Mecca (5th largest in the world) and one of the few you can actually visit as a non-Muslim in Morocco.
Mohamed V square:
Mohamed V square is the central square, of Casablanca. It is home to many of the city’s important official buildings, Justice Palace, Prefecture, French consulate, and the main Bank of Morocco. The building facades all sport the neo-Moorish style that French Resident-General Lyautey planned out for the city as he set about modernizing Casablanca in the early 20th century. The square has a central fountain and well-tended gardens. During the evenings, it is a local favorite spot for promenading.
Museum of Moroccan Jewish:
Casablanca’s Jewish population is anything from 2,000 to 4,500 strong. This was founded in 1997 in a former orphanage for Jewish children, dating back to 1948. Something particularly enlightening here is text from Morocco’s revised 2011 constitution, referring to Hebraic influences as a cornerstone of Morocco’s national unity.
Also, a must-see is the recreated jewelry-making workshop of Moroccan Jew Saul Cohen, displaying his tools and workbench.
Artifacts abound at the museum, including a menorah, mezuzahs, the 1944 bimah from the city’s Beni-Issakhar Synagogue, and all sorts of costume, jewelry, and art over hundreds of years.
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