Sunday, 22 September 2013

Visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablance, the Biggest Mosque in Morocco


Casablanca is not a destination for tourists but if you have a time to stop by there, try to visit Hassan II Mosque along the Atlantic Ocean. It has the highest minaret (tower of mosque) in the world and actually, 25,000 people can pray in this mosque at the same time.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
This is a rare opportunity to see such a huge mosque. Built in 1999, by the former king Hassan II. To get inside, join a guided tour provided by the mosque.

Mohammad V Square in Casablanca
Mohammad V Square

To get to the Hassan II Mosque, you need to get through a heavy traffic jam in Casablanca. This is the Mohammed V Square, the center of the city. Tramways are being built, but it doesn't seem like helping the traffic problems :-)

Monument at the entrance of Casablanca medina
Monument at the entrance of the medina
At the entrance of the medina in Casablanca. It's not well known like the medinas in Marrakech or Fez, but you can see local people's daily life there.

Fountain in Hassan II Mosque
Fountain in Hassan II Mosque
The fountain of the Hassan II Mosque. The mosque is designed by a French architect, green is the symbol color of Islam.

Granite pillars of Hassan II Mosque
Pillars of Hassan II Mosque
These granite pillars are so beautiful. Marble floors, zellige tiles, there's a lot to see in this huge building.

Fountain in the courtyard of Hassan II Mosque
Fountain in the courtyard
A star shaped fountain in the courtyard. Actually, there are 41 fountains in this courtyard!

tajine
Tajine for lunch!
And after visiting the mosque, enjoy tajine, Morocco's specialty! This is in a local restaurant during Casablanca and Rabat.

Let's visit Hassan II Mosque with us!
Casablanca Day Trip


by Morocco Desert Palm Tours

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