Casablanca

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II Mosque — a stunning architectural masterpiece and the symbol of Casablanca. The mosque is the largest in Morocco and the eleventh largest in the world, and its main feature is its location on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Overview of Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II Mosque area

The mosque was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau and combines traditional Arabic and modern architectural styles.

View of Hassan II Mosque from the north

The mosque is built on a platform that stretches over the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a unique and magnificent look. The main prayer hall is surrounded by a courtyard with a garden. The mosque also houses a madrasa (Islamic institutions of learning), university, library, museum and hammam with an area of 3,000 m². The total area of the complex - 9 hectares, and can simultaneously pray in its territory 105,000 people.

Interior of Hassan II Mosque

The mosque, named after the late King Hassan II of Morocco, who laid its first stone, was inaugurated on 30 August 1993 after more than six years of construction. The most modern technologies and approaches were used in the construction: the floors are equipped with a heating system, and the wooden roof can open in good weather. Above the minaret, which is 200 meters high, a laser projector is installed, which creates a green ray 30 km high in the night sky.

Interior of Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II Mosque is a stunning example of Islamic architecture. Its walls are decorated with intricate geometric patterns, colorful tiles and wooden tiles. The floors are covered with plates of marble and onyx, in some places glass gaps are made, opening up a view of the ocean.

View of the Hassan II Mosque from the Corniche Embankment

Opening time

Mosque

The visit takes place with a guide at a specific time: from Saturday to Thursday at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 3 pm, 4 pm, Friday: 9 am, 10 am, 3 pm, 4pm

Museum

Daily from 9 am to 5 pm, break from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

The cost of tickets

Mosque

Adult foreigners - 130 MAD, children and students - 65 MAD, children under 6 - free of charge

Museum

Adult foreigners - 30 MAD, children and students - 5 MAD

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May 23, 2023

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