Mahakma du Pasha


It's worth trying to get inside this ornately decorated government building in the Quartier Habous. Built in the 1950s, it’s decorated with carved wooden ceilings, ornate stucco and zellige (colourful geometric mosaic tiles). Ask the guard if you can look around but there are no guarantees; you'll have a better chance if you're on a private guided tour.

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1. Quartier Habous

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2. Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes

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3. Place Mohammed V

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4. Central Market Post Office

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5. Parc de la Ligue Arabe

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6. Main Post Office

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7. Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum

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