My roundtrip through Morocco
During my round trip through Morocco we also stopped in Casablanca to visit the most the Mohamed V place, and the beautiful Mosque Hassan II.
Casablanca has a population of over 3,299,428 and is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco. The Capital is Rabat.
Casablanca hosts headquarters and main industrial facilities for the leading Moroccan and international companies based in Morocco. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world. Unfortunately we had no time to visit the port but saw it from far
In June 1907, the Frenchs took control of Casablanca. This effectively began the process of colonization, although French control of Casablanca was not formalised until 1910. It lasted until 1956 when Morocco gained its independence. You can read more about Casablanca's history here.
Everywhere you see the French influence in the architecture. In the City all people speak French. English is another story.
The traffic is quiet impressive, cars are arriving from all sides. A lot of drivers are color blind when traffic lights are concerned.
Along the city wall or Medina.
Old and new together
Villas, houses, appartment buildings, it depends if you are rich or poor as everywhere.
vibrant life on the streets, to the left a shoe cleaner and to the right a couple discussing over a garbage container.
the sea with in the background the Mosque of Casablanca. To the right you go to the beach
The Christian Cathedral, a mosque and a government building
and very special, the stock market building
The old medina (city wall)
and the huge place Mohamed V
Our bus stands there
People walking, enjoying the sunshine and feeding the pigeons
and then comes the beautiful Mosque Hassan II
Gorgeous mosaic work
The entrance, it's only open 3 times a day for tourists (if I remember well)
I had enough to admire outside
chatting in the shade
the place is huge
also local tourists
A beautiful view on the sea
a last look on the Mosque
in the background you can see the cranes of the port
and we are leaving Casablanca direction Rabat
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