October 2008. “There’s nothing to see in Casablanca”, a misinformed Australian once told me. Ok… it’s true that the city isn’t exactly packed with sights. However, this jaw-dropping mosque is pretty much reason alone to make the journey. After all, this is Morocco’s largest mosque and the third biggest in the world! Furthermore, Hassan II […]Read More
Tag: what to see and do Casablanca
October 2008. I’ve always been a huge fan of the movie Casablanca. There’s just something mesmerising about Humphrey Bogart doing his thing onscreen. It’s a film that always reminds me just how gorgeous Ingrid Bergman actually was. It also introduced me to the grossly underrated Peter Lorre and… well… the entire movie is so ridiculously […]Read More
October 2008. My one and only trip to Morocco was a speedy affair by my standards. I had just over two weeks to work my way around some of the country’s key locations. The first port of call was the city of Casablanca and its stunning Hassan II mosque. My then-wife and I also had a […]Read More
October 2008. You would never guess it just from gazing up from the outside, but things are not quite as they seem at Casablanca Cathedral. This impressive Neo-gothic building, peppered with Art Deco and Muslim touches, announced itself to the world in 1930. At that time Casablanca was under French rule and indeed the church’s […]Read More
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