CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART
The French architect Paul Tournon, who also designed several churches in France, represents an interesting experiment in the decorative use of cast concrete in Morocco with the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Casablanca.
This imposing cathedral is built in a neo-Gothic style with Moroccan Art Deco and Muslim influences.
The windows that pierce the upper parts of the cathedral are reminiscent of a mosque design. The outer buttresses along the roof have sharp right angles instead of the usual curves.
The cathedral is sometimes left open for tours, which offer a magnificent view of Casablanca and the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the towers.
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