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L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Casablanca (Casablanca Cathedral)


The Casablanca Cathedral was constructed in 1930 as a Roman Catholic church.  The building was designed by French architect Paul Tournon and built in the art deco style, with Moorish elements.  It's a lovely white structure and adjoins the Arab League Park, from which some of these photos were taken.

01 L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur

After the independence of Morocco in 1956 the cathedral ceased functioning as a church.  It subsequently became a cultural center that hosted art exhibits and such but has been closed for a several years for an extensive renovation.  It's supposed to reopen as a community center.

02 L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur

Even though it's currently empty, the building leaves a strong impression. Unfortunately, its grounds are closed off as is the church, so I couldn't explore it more closely during my visit.  But I did like the look of it.

03 L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur

04 L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur(View of the Cathedral 's spires from the Arab League Park)


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