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Habous quarter, casablanca

Habous Quarter, Casablanca, Morocco

Habous Quarter (new medina) is an area of Casablanca built in 1930s by the French. So expect a wonderful mix of French and Moroccan inspired architecture. Characterised by its neat alleyways and elegant arches, strolling around the Habous unveils small souks selling local handicrafts and leather goods. You’ll also find a market specialising in many varieties of olives. Welcoming you to the Habous Quarter will be the minarets of Moulay Youssef and Mohamadi Mosques adjacent to each other.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Moulay Youssef mosque.

Habous Quarter, Casablanca

Yes, we are in the right place.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

An early morning deserted street.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Framing the arches

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

We came early, so no crowd.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Olive souq.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Multi coloured, multi varieties of olives.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Souvenir shop just opening doors.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Silverware.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Brassware

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Crockery to cook tagine.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Local handicraft.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Leather craft.

Habous Quarter, Casablnca

Moroccan fridge magnets.

Habous quarter, casablanca

Mohamadi mosque on the adjacent square.

Mohammed V square

Mohammed V Square, Casablanca, Morocco

On our way to Hassan II mosque, we stopped by Mohammed V square. Significant to the locals but we’ve found little interest even when droves of tour buses stop here. it’s just another square with a fountain, lots of pigeons and water carriers in traditional clothes that will ask for a fee to photograph with them. Frankly there is nothing much to see save for the courthouse and city hall that has that ‘old school’ look.

Moulay Youssef mosque, casablanca

Mohammed V square.

Mohammed V square

Beautifully landscaped lawn in-front of the courthouse.

Mohammed V square

Another view of the courthouse.

Mohammed V square

City Hall.

Mohammed V square

The square opposite the courthouse.

Mohammed V square

On this side, you’ll find pigeons, fountain and water carriers.

Mohammed V square

Tram tracks dividing the square.

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