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1. Wide boulevards

2. Colony white

3. Town market

4. Shopping

5. Old city

6. City walls

7. Mosque of Hassan 2

8. Close

9. Inside


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Colony white

A walk around Casablanca will demonstrate clearly that Casablanca was the place that the French colonial authorities gave most attention. And money. The old colonial centre of Casablanca is not small, and refreshingly beautiful. The buildings are of a French version of Arabo-Andalucian architecture, white with soft lines, and often plenty of details.

Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

Corners do often give away the best examples, and happily, the buildings are most of the time in very good condition. The area to explore is south of Avenue des Forces Armées Royales, but of special interest is the Place des Nations Unies, which has the largest structures. Further east and south buildings are less impressive, but equally interesting.

Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

By Tore Kjeilen