Casablanca Cathedral

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.

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
StyleArt Deco
The Cathedral in construction

HistoryEdit

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]

ArchitectureEdit

The church was designed by French architect Paul Tournon, using the Art Deco 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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.