Casablanca Cathedral

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Casablanca Cathedral
Église du Sacré-Cœur de Casablanca
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
RiteAfrican Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Statusinactive
Location
LocationCasablanca, Morocco
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 33°35′28″N 7°37′28″W / 33.59111°N 7.62444°W / 33.59111; -7.62444
Architecture
Typechurch
StyleGothic Revival

Casablanca Cathedral (Arabic: كاتدرائية الدار البيضاء‎, French: Cathédrale de Casablanca), or Church of the Sacred Heart (Arabic: كنيسة القلب المقدس‎, French: Église du Sacré-Cœur), is a former Roman Catholic church located in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Cathedral in construction

History[edit]

The Casablanca church was constructed in 1930. The cathedral ceased its religious function in 1956, after the independence of Morocco. It subsequently became a cultural centre which is open to visitors.[1] It has hosted numerous art exhibitions. The Institut Français in Casablanca even organized an electronic music night inside nave of the former church on October 10, 2015.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church was designed by French architect Paul Tournon, using the Neo-Gothic style.[1] It is commonly referred to as a cathedral, although in reality it has never technically been one as it was never the seat of a bishop.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Casablanca Cathedral - Casablanca, Morocco". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Vidéo. La musique électronique s'invite au Sacré-Coeur". fr.le360.ma (in French). Retrieved 2019-05-22.