Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque (with Costa Serena – part 1)

http://carluz.uk.cloudlogin.co/wonderfuldreams/wonderful.htm (where you can find all information, vídeos, pics, ...)Cruzeiro Costa Serena 12 a 23 Março de 2009Portos Escala: Funchal Málaga Savona Barcelona Casablanca Arrecife Santa Cruz Tenerife Funchal19/03/2009 Casablanca Casablanca (em árabe الدار البيضاء, ad-Dhar-al-Bayda) é a maior cidade de Marrocos, na costa atlântica do país. Tem cerca de 3,7 milhões de habitantes. É o maior porto e o maior centro industrial e comercial de Marrocos. A cidade possui uma praça principal, da qual irradiam diversas avenidas. Na generalidade, os edifícios constituem uma versão francesa da arquitectura árabe-andaluza, brancos com linhas simples, sendo de especial interesse a área da Praça das Nações Unidas, onde se localizam as maiores infra-estruturas. Casablanca está no local da antiga Anfa, localidade destruída em 1468 pelos portugueses. Em 1515 estes fundaram a actual cidade com o nome de Casa Branca. Destruída pelo terramoto de 1755, foi reconstruída pelo sultão de Marrocos em 1757. Nessa época instalaram-se na cidade muitos mercadores espanhóis passando Casa Branca a ser conhecida como Casablanca. Foi ocupada em 1907 pelos franceses que promoveram o seu desenvolvimento. Durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, em Janeiro de 1943, foi o palco de uma conferência entre o presidente norte-americano Franklin D. Roosevelt e o primeiro-ministro britânico Winston Churchill.Música Instrumental: Journey To Arabia The Secret Gathering PlaceToda a informação em http://carluz.sc12.co.uk/wonderfuldreams/wonderful.htmCruise Costa Serena - from 12 to 23 March 2009Ports: Funchal - Malaga - Savona - Barcelona - Casablanca - Arrecife - Santa Cruz Tenerife - Funchal19/03/2009 Casablanca Casablanca (in Arabic: الدار البيضاء ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʼ as well as کازابلانکا Kāzāblānkā; Spanish and Italian for white (blanca) house (casa) (White house) ; nicknamed by locals: Caza; Antique and original name in Amazigh: Anfa) is the largest city in Morocco, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Greater Casablanca region. With a population of 4.500.000 in the Casablanca metro and 3.1 million (3.85 million in "greater Casablanca" according to the September 2005 census), Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It's also the biggest city in the Maghreb and the sixth biggest city in the entire continent of Africa. Casablanca is considered the economic capital of Morocco as its the heart of the Moroccan economy, hosting many International companies. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy. Casablanca is the leading city hosting headquarters and main industrial facilities for the leading Moroccan and international companies based in Morocco. Industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historic position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world. Casablanca is also the largest port of the Maghreb and North Africa. It is the largest city in the Maghreb and the second largest in North Africa.The Hassan II Mosque The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني‎), located in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque's adjoining grounds. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 m (689 ft).Music Instrumental: Journey To Arabia The Secret Gathering PlaceFor more information http://carluz.sc12.co.uk/wonderfuldreams/wonderful.htmsonhos vividos wonderful dreams viagem travel journey tour ferias holidays vacation excursion outing camminare viaggiare conducir viajar gaan karren rýden varen reizen перемещение ταξίδι vacances διακοπές праздники días de fiesta 假日 vakantie 휴일 العطل