Immortalized in the 1942 film starring legendary Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca has always carried a romantic and intriguing mystique. Spending time in this vibrant city only proves that it is an exciting and captivating destination for any tourist. This port city is a unique blend of Moorish style and European culture, as French Art Deco mingles effortlessly with classic Moroccan design.
Sample the local cuisine and explore the impressive mosques, cathedrals, and palaces. Peruse the bustling Marché Central and relax on the sandy beaches of La Corniche. Casablanca is the best of Morocco, and visitors can’t help but be delighted.
Built in the 1930s, this distinctly French cathedral is the perfect example of Art Deco architecture mixing with Moorish design. The Neo-Gothic cathedral represents Morocco’s history of French Catholic rule, and it was abandoned in 1956 when Morocco gained its independence. Today, the cathedral hosts events and fairs, but it is primarily a place for tourists to visit and learn about Casablanca’s history. It’s especially interesting to visit the Sacré-Cœur after seeing the local mosques to understand how Moroccan Muslim style influenced the cathedral’s design.