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“the enormous and incredibly ornate Hassan II Mosque”
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Hassan II Mosque
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Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque...
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Owner description: This stately mosque, a fine example of pure Moroccan architecture, is the only one in the city that non-Muslims may visit.
Reviewed April 19, 2008

Despite its lack of headline attractions, it offers a unique insight into modern Morocco. In many ways, Casablanca represents the hopes and dreams of the country and once you've had your fill of Morocco's more traditional charms it can be a fasinating place to discover.

Casablanca is home to racing traffic and simmering social problems as well as wide boulevards, public parks, fountains and striking, colonial parks, fountains and Hispano-Moorish buildings, and Art Deco and modernist gems line the streets - some stunningly resorted and others fading into stand in sharp contrast to Casablanca's modernist landmark: the enormous and incredibly ornate Hassan II Mosque.

The Hassan II Mosque is one of the very few Islamic religious buildings open to non-Muslims. This phenomenal building is the world's third-largest mosque and took 6 years to be finsihed. It is amazing and significant!!!!!!!!

8  Thank LouiseYiyu
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Reviewed September 7, 2006

I only got to see the exterior of this mosque as it was closed when we got there, but I have to say the minaret and the building from outside were superb! I would have loved to see the interior too, but because of a shortage of time, we couldnt hang on for any longer. A great place to visit in Casablanca and probably the only one worth it for tourists.

7  Thank shaz7861
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Reviewed June 26, 2006

Yes, it's magnifiicent, it's one of the great buildings of the world and almost overpowering in its size.

But it cost c. US$850 million, was built for the King's 60th birthday and right next to it is a large shanty town. Can you say "national priorities?". One person on our tour described the contrast as "obscene".

7  Thank Malcolm S
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Reviewed June 3, 2006

The Hassan II mosque is the main (and practically only) tourist attraction in Casablanca and it is well worth a visit. The Hassan II is practically the only mosque you can visit as a non-Muslim, but you have to see it as part of a guided tour, which run at 9am, 10am, 11am and 2pm. They speak French, German, Spanish and English. The outside of the mosque is humongous. It's obvious to see the minaret is the tallest in the world and when the sun is shining at brightly as it was the day I saw, it looks like it's golden. The Zellij tilework on the exterior - particulary around the fountains is stunning. The tour was v informative. We look inside the main part of the mosque, where the men pray, and were given details of the various craftmenship and material used. We also went down to ablution rooms, where Muslims wash before prayer. There is also an in-house hamman, which I think it open to the public, or will be soon at least. Be aware you have to take your shoes off before you go inside the main prayer section and its a good idea to cover your head out of respect. I was stunned so many of our group didn't cover their heads, because any mosques I've ever been to its been compulsary and rightly so.

30  Thank EmmoLondon
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