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Cathedrale Sacre-Coeur

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Stark, bright white and neo-Gothic to the point of being space-age in appearance, Casablanca Cathedral was disregarded as a church following Morocco’s independence and is now a cultural centre. It was built in 1930 from a design by Paul Tournon when Morocco was still under Catholic rule, and though from a distance its shape suggests a traditional Gothic silhouette, it has a strong Art Deco feel and makes a nod to its Moroccan surroundings with some Muslim architectural features. Though somewhat neglected, the interior is something quite unique, with thin, crisp white columns and arches and a tall, glowing, multi-coloured window at its head. There are also some magnificent views to be had from the top.

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