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Why you should visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

Why you should visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
Written by See Africa Today

Hassan II Mosque enchants many due to is marble, handcrafted walls, a well-polished floor akin to glass and a retractable roof

Tucked in the northern part of Africa between the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, Morocco is indisputably a one-stop travel destination given its rich culture and breathtaking sceneries.

The North African country boasts of the Sahara Desert, but most importantly, it houses the largest mosque in Africa – Hassan II Mosque which is also the world’s fifth largest.

The iconic Hassan II Mosque is located in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city.

Visiting the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca [Photo/Courtesy]

The mosque which was built at a cost of 585 million euros exudes a commanding tone of ancient but unrivalled architectural work by French architect Michel Pinseau.

With its trademark from the outside being the world’s tallest minaret at 210 metres high, Hassan II Mosque enchants many due to is marble, handcrafted walls, a well-polished floor akin to glass and a retractable roof.

Painted walls of the Hassan II mosque [Photo/Adventure Travel Blog]

It has a capacity of 105,000 (25,000 on the inside and a further 80,000 in the courtyard)

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Visitors from the world all over flock the mosque to see its spectacular design as it is partly built above the Atlantic Ocean and on land.

Hassan II Mosque is strategically located within the city and is easily accessible from Casa-Port train station which is 20 minutes away on foot.

Amazingly, the mosque has a touch of the astounding Moroccan culture given that all of its decorations are a duplicate of traditional Moroccan design which retains a sense of the Islamic culture yet brings out an enviable design of modernity.

An inside view of the Hassan II Mosque [Photo/Soma Images]

Its prayer hall speaks all of this as it has a glass floor which is centrally heated and worshippers can actually see the water below them while in prayer!

A view of the Hassan II Mosque [Photo/Uplift Tours and Travel]

Next time you plan a vacation, consider touring Morocco to see this architectural masterpiece! You won’t regret it.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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