The Hassan II Mosque is one majestic and gigantic building. Not to mention a beautiful building too. It’s foundations lie partly on reclaimed land and partly in the Atlantic Ocean. At 210 metres the minaret is the tallest religious structure in the world. Depending how you define largest, biggest, size or capacity, Hassan II mosque is the top 5 largest mosque in the world, the first being the Haramain Mosque in Mecca.
Not withstanding that the afternoon prayer is a couple of hours away, the doors to the mosque were shut when we reached it. We were told there are escorted tour of the mosque held at specific times and cost €12. So I guess, for Muslims to enter the mosque for free, is just before or during any of the five prayer times. (Correct me if I’m wrong).
Even at a distance, the Hassan II mosque is majestic.
At the entrance, the complex houses a museum.
A ‘small’ garden in the huge courtyard.
The seemingly fierce Atlantic ocean.
At close distance, you can only partially frame the mosque.
The other part of the mosque. Corridor with arches.
Doors leading into the mosque prayer hall.
Huge doors with inscribed design. Notice the size of the door hinge.
Yes brothers, you ARE small. No point arguing with the door.
The unmistakable Moroccan tile design on the walls.
Tiles on pillar base.
Close-up on one of the pillars.
Other posts from this blog :
- Day 3 – M&M's World, London
- Day 16 – Keukenhof (Pt2), Amsterdam, Holland
- Ermou Street to Monastiraki and Piraeus, Athens, Greece
- Royal Mirage Fes Hotel, Fes, Morocco
- Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
- Hippos Yawn & Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia