Thursday, January 12, 2012

Casablanca is a great historical city in Morocco

Casablanca has a great historical significance and is more popular amongst the tourists for more notable sights, a bustling city which tempts an agglomeration of people to take cheap flights to Casablanca to observe the magnificence and elegance of the city.

Casablanca is situated on the plain of Chawiya which is known to be the breadbasket of the Morocco. It was established in the 7th century by Berbers and served the purposes of a port in the Roman era. The Hassan Al Wazan in his book Wasf Afriquia has declared Anfa as a great city which was founded by the Romans. He was also believed that Anfa was the most prosperous city on the Atlantic coast because of its fertile land. The Casablanca has gained much fame because of its only natural attraction which is Bouskoura forest, which is a perfect escape from the busy and noisy life of the city.

The most striking feature of the Casablanca is the New Town that was modelled by a famous French architect Henri Prost. The New Town is also called as the Ville Nouvelle and radiates east and south from the area, where the main market of Anfa was located. New Town is considered to be the most distinguished and impressive region of the Morocco as it is bordered by luxurious hotels and numerous administrative buildings whose designs are the blend of Art Deco and Hispano Mauresque styles.

The remarkable and note-worthy landmark in Casablanca is Hassan II Mosque whose architecture was devised by Michel Pinseau and is located on that mass of land which overlooks the Atlantic, visible through an elephantine glass-floor that owns a number of rooms for visitors.

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