Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Casablanca

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is a former Catholic sanctuary combining Gothic and art-deco aesthetics built in the 1930s. Built in 1930 and designed by Paul Tournon in a neo-Gothic style, it ceased to serve as a church in 1956, after the independence of Morocco, and was transformed into a cultural center. It is surrounded by a vast public garden, the Parc de la Ligue Arabe.

The seat of the diocese was transferred to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Tangier.

Today, the cathedral has been desecrated and occasionally hosts exhibitions and cultural events.

It is known today for its wonderful stained glass windows, which were built slowly and for a long time because of the Second World War. You can climb its towers to get an excellent panoramic view of Casablanca.


Corner of rue d’Alger and boulevard Rachdi, Gautier district, Morocco