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Hassan II Mosque

As one of the world’s largest mosques, the magnificent Hassan II Mosque not only boasts a capacity for over 100,000 worshippers, but is also one of Casablanca’s top tourist attractions. Built to commemorate the 60th birthday of former Moroccan King Hassan II, the elaborate mosque was the brainchild of  French architect Michel Pinseau and opened its doors in 1993.

From its regal cliff-top perch overlooking the ocean to its soaring 210-meter high minaret (the world’s highest) that shines a beam towards Mecca in the evening hours, everything about the Hassan II Mosque is grandiose. No expense was spared for the landmark building, with hand-carved ceilings, 10-meter-high zellijs, gleaming marble floors and Venetian stained glass windows, complemented by high-tech conveniences like heated flooring and a retractable roof. Inspired by the Koranic verse that tells of God's throne being built upon water, the seafront mosque even features a glass-floor terrace, where the sea can be seen washing over the rocks below.

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Today, the mosque remains an important venue for worship, but the grounds and prayer halls are also open to non-Muslims (providing they heed the dress code) via guided tour.

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Casablanca Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $77.90

Private 1-Day Highlights Tour of Casablanca and Rabat

Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 1 day

From USD $229.12

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