Rue Dar el Makhzen (Dar el Makhzen Street), Casablanca

Rue Dar el Makhzen (Dar el Makhzen Street), Casablanca

Dar el-Makhzen is a royal residence in Morocco and in other Islamic countries. In Morocco there are royal residences in Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and other cities. In Casablanca the Dar el-Makhzen can be found on Rue Dar el-Makhzen (no surprise there). The residence is closed to visitors. But there is a mosque, Jamaa el-Kebir, just a little further on.

The mosque was built at the order of Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah in the 1700s. The Sultan supervised the construction closely. He was present at the laying of the foundation and at the first Friday prayers. The building received an extension in the 19th century by Sultan Moulay Hassan I. King Mohammed V added further in 1950.

The rue Dar el-Makhzen connects to the Rue Sidi Bousmara which leads to the shrine of Sidi Bousmara, a saint who settled in Casablanca.

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Rue Dar el Makhzen (Dar el Makhzen Street) on Map

Sight Name: Rue Dar el Makhzen (Dar el Makhzen Street)
Sight Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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