Casablanca ("white house" in Spanish, "Dar el Beida" in Arabic) is a relatively modern city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It is Morocco's largest city with 3 million inhabitant, its largest port and the economic centre. Casablanca does not have many old buildings, having been developed mainly by the French towards the end of the 19th century. Casablanca is the most westernised city in Morocco and the young people here tend to follow a western life style. Most young women do not cover their heads. In Casablanca is home to the Hassan II mosque, which was completed in 1989 and is the second largest mosque in the world.
01 Colonnade 02 Mosque and esplanade 03 Mosque and esplanade 04 Mosque and esplanade 05 Minaret
06 Minaret 07 Minaret 08 Colonnade and inner court 09 Gate 10 Gate 11 Gate
12 Islamic pattern mosaic 13 Islamic patterns 14 Islamic patterns 15 Islamic pattern mosaic 16 Islamic pattern mosaic 17 Main entrance
18 Mosque interior with ornamental pillars 19 Decorated pillar detail 20 Mosque interior with ornamental pillars 21 Upper level with wooden grid 22 Decorated cupola
23 Decorated pillar detail 24 Inner court 25 Inner court and gate 26 Colonnade 27 Colonnade and inner court 01 Corniche boulevard
02 Corniche boulevard 03 Young Moroccans 04 Modern Casablanca 05 Modern buildings 06 Modern buildings
07 Street lined with palm trees 08 Sacre Coeur cathedral
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