Hassan II Mosque

Before leaving Casablanca for Chefchaouen, we visited the dazzling Hassan II Mosque, 2nd largest religious building in the world; the prayer hall accommodates 25,000 people.  It is a monument to Moroccan craftsmanship, started in the 1980’s when the King of Morocco acknowledged the important lack of architectural landmarks in Casablanca.  He wanted a building Casablanca could be proud of until the end of time and I think he achieved that goal.

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Hassan II Mosque

The Mosque was built on a promontory over the Atlantic Ocean, the sea being visible from the glass floor in the great hall. I didn’t find much of interest in Casablanca but a tour of the Mosque is reason enough to visit, it is stunning in every detail.

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