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Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

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).

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Even at a distance, the Hassan II mosque is majestic.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

At the entrance, the complex houses a museum.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

The museum.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

A ‘small’ garden in the huge courtyard.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

The seemingly fierce Atlantic ocean.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

At close distance, you can only partially frame the mosque.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

The other part of the mosque. Corridor with arches.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Doors leading into the mosque prayer hall.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Huge doors with inscribed design. Notice the size of the door hinge.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Yes brothers, you ARE small. No point arguing with the door.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

The unmistakable Moroccan tile design on the walls.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Tiles on pillar base.

Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Close-up on one of the pillars.

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