A trip to the city of Casablanca is truly incomplete without visiting Hassan II Mosque. Known to be the second largest mosque in the world, Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 2,500 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in its courtyard. The 210 metre minaret found here is the tallest in the world and is topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The mosque and the accompanying minaret were designed by Michel Pinseau, a French architect. This monumental complex sits right next to the sea and covers an area of 9 hectares, offering much to see. Some of the highlights of the mosque apart from its grandeur and beauty are the glass floor which allows worshippers to kneel and pray over the sea, and a sliding roof that allows worshippers to pray under the stars. Visitors looking to learn more about the mosque and its stunning architecture can take guided tours which are offered several times a day.
Free Guided tours - Dh 120
The mosque is open throughout the day
Around 1 hour or for the duration of the tour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The magnificent views of the ocean, the spectacular architecture, the interior of the mosque and the minaret
As mentioned above, the Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 2,500 worshippers inside and 80,000 outside. Visitors to the mosque will therefore find all the facilities required to offer their prayers. Since Morocco is a Muslim country, finding mosques or prayer facilities in most of its cities will not be difficult.
While visitors to Hassan II Mosque will not be able to find food outlets within its premises, they will definitely be able to locate numerous restaurants in the surrounding areas. Finding Halal food in Casablanca will not be a problem at all. Almost all the cafés and restaurants here will serve Halal cuisine.