Hassan II Mosque

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Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque Casablanca Reviews

TravellinChic Travelli…
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Expensive attraction Apr 04, 2014
Relative to other sights, this would seem expensive for 120MAD. The tour is guided and you cant choose to go on your own. We asked to go on our own and was told so ;) There are also specific times when the tour is available and I think we did the 4pm one. Earlier seem not available.

This mosque is the largest in Morocco and Africa. As of writing, 7th largest in the world. The guide incorrectly said it was 3rd largest. However, the minaret is the tallest in the world.

We went down to buy the tickets and waited for the guide. There are different places to stand for which type of language you wish to be guided. We were joking of splitting and checking out different languages. LoL

When the guide arrived, we went up to go inside the mosque. We were instructed to take off our shoes. The marble feels cold to our feet so we walked quickly in tiptoe. Imagine like cartoons coz we are cute too LoL

The inside of the hall is big like a stadium. Unlike the stadium, it has very intricate design and in the middle there's a glass that let you peek down below where the washing of feet is done. The ceiling could open up to let the light and air in. Pretty cool. The guide pointed which side is Mecca which happens to be the right side from where we entered. Then we went to the other side to see the beach from the mosque.

Then we went down to go where the feet are washed before prayers. There's a lot of fountains. Big ones too. There are two identical big rooms for each gender of men and women. The guide mentioned that the pillars were finished with Venetian plaster so that the sea air wont corrode it. Interesting. I think now I know how to have a nice beach house or a hammam room or both. :P

Then we went to hammam. The way towards it passes through the toilets which were a bit smelly. The hammam has huge pool which looks so nice. We were told that hammam also comes in two, one for men and one for women.

The tour ended there and the guide said about her not being paid and just relying on tips. We gave 50MAD. No idea how much we should be giving :P
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paul-joseph says:
A remarkable and outstanding review of this mosque!
I will be there in June with 18 students !
Antoine Sassine
Posted on: May 03, 2014
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MissTony MissTony
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Beauty and Splendor Jan 01, 2014
If you only have one day to spend in Casablanca as I did, you certainly want to include a visit to the Hassan II mosque. It is very large, beautiful, and awe inspiring. The location meets the ocean delighting your ears with the sound of crashing waves as you soak in the magic of the architecture and tile work. Although I only visited the exterior of the mosque, the beauty of the interior beamed through opened doors that beckoned those to prayer. The photos tell it better but only your eyes can receive the full story first hand.
Hassan II mosque at sunset

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