Hassan II Mosque
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (20)
- Hassan II MosqueFirst to ReviewOct 23, 2013
This is the only mosque non-Muslims can visit in Morocco. (Phew--that lightens the sightseeing burden!) But it's a doozy. I've been in a lot of mosques, and this one is probably the most ridiculously glitzy and huge I've ever seen. You can enter only on a guided tour, where they point out all the vastly huge facilities and over-the-top decoration, and of course the fact that you can see the Atlantic Ocean through the glass floor. Vegas, baby.
- Hassan II MosqueMar 23, 2013
The pride of Casablanca, it was really the only thing I enjoyed seeing. It is an enormous and powerful structure sitting half on land and half over the sea! Even without being able to understand the immense importance it stands for religious reasons, the construction and design of the mosque alone is enough for anyone to appreciate! The grounds are beautiful and it is one of the few mosques in morocco where non-Muslims are welcomed inside.
- Hassan II MosqueMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is one of the most intricately decorated and beautiful religious sites I have ever seen. Listed as the 7th largest mosque in the world the Hassan II was designed to hold over 100,000 people inside and out. Not only is this site a great place to visit to view it's distinctly Moorish artistic and architectural qualities, but also because it is one of the few mosques open to the public. I recommend planning your visit around prayer times so that you are less likely to disturb practitioners, and the crowds will be much smaller.