Casablanca Cathedral Reopens After 8 Years of Renovation
Casablanca Cathedral, or Church of the Sacred Heart, reopened on Saturday after eight years of refurbishment.
Minister of Culture Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid and Casablanca’s mayor Nabila Rmili inaugurated the Cathedral.
The project cost 25 million MAD, the budget of which included both studies for implementation and actual reconstruction.
Back in 2015, Morocco and the Netherlands signed an agreement to collaborate on the structural renovation, and the project was completed in accordance with the rehabilitation project of the Arab League Park in order to reinforce and beautify the adjacent buildings and transform them into a multi-purpose cultural space.
The Casablanca church was built in 1930. Following Morocco’s independence in 1956, the cathedral’s ecclesiastical role was discontinued. It was then converted into a cultural center that is available to the public, and it has held a number of art exhibits.