Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Where to Visit in Casablanca | Architectural Digest

Morocco is full of architectural treasures beyond those most commonly sought out by tourists: In Casablanca, one can still feel like an explorer. Often overlooked by tourists despite being Morocco’s most populous city, it is a place of surprises that rewards wandering—and even getting lost. Its leafy boulevards are lined with ornate colonial-era buildings, and its flea markets are filled with treasures plucked from old villas. “Casablanca was the most ...

The Hassan II Mosque, 22 Years On – Robert Lalle

By Robert Lalle August 20, 2015 This month marks the twenty-second anniversary of the completion of the fifth largest mosque in the world, the Hassan II Mosque. Located in Casablanca, it is considered one of King Hassan II’s crowning achievements. The master mind behind the elaborate $800 million dollar complex was architect Michel Pinseau, who met King Hassan when the king was visiting UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Pinseau had already ...

Dreaming of Morocco on World Heritage Day – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC April 17, 2015 Dreaming of wandering the souks of Marrakesh, the ancient medina of Fez, or the magical ksar at Aït-Ben-Haddou (as made famous by Game of Thrones and Gladiator)? Tomorrow is World Heritage Day, a good day to celebrate such wanderlust without even stepping on a plane. World Heritage Day is an annual event that was established in 1982 to celebrate the world’s rich historical ...

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