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Hassan II Mosque, Morocco

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Year: 1993. Height: 210 meters.

The tourists, who are planning to visit Casablanca, are not to overlook the religious main attraction of Morocco, the Hassan II mosque. It is located in the incredibly beautiful terrain, on the coast of the Atlantic. One can find 105,000 people in the mosque and on the adjacent territory. The height of the only minaret of the mosque is 210 meters. The project of the unique mosque was designed by the architect Michel Pinseau.

Hassan II Mosque, Morocco His grandiose project was realized at the shortest deadlines. In only thirteen years the huge mosque was completely built and received the first faithful in 1993. The main particularity of the mosque is its location. It was not built on the natural coast, but on the artificial platform and is literally above the water. The floor of the mosque is made of the high-strength glass, so you can see through it the waves of the ocean and its underwater inhabitants.

The large halls of the mosque, estimated at 25,000 people, are decorated with fine marble and granite furnishings. In the central hall you can see the giant chandeliers created by the best Venetian masters. The tall pink granite columns, the floor with gold-colored marble, the magnificent onyx furnishings - the design of the mosque is really luxurious and yet natural. The entrance to the mosque criterion is not only for the Muslims, but also for those interested in what makes the Hassan II Mosque one of Morocco's most popular sights. For more than twenty years, the magnificent mosque has been the highest religious building in the world. Its highest minaret is adorned with marvelous mosaic and stone carving. Next - Imam Mosque

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Nearest airports:
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 »  Sale Airport RBA - in 95 km
 »  Menara Airport RAK - in 225 km
 »  Saiss Airport FEZ - in 247 km
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Best hotels near Hassan II Mosque

Luxury studio in Casablanca

Located in 1 km from Hassan II Mosque
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Rooms: 1
The accommodation is decorated in red and white tones and includes a bathroom with bath and shower. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Le Trianon Luxury Hotel & Spa

Located in 2 km from Hassan II Mosque
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Rooms: 38
All of the guest rooms are air-conditioned and include a seating area with TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms are equipped with a bath or … More: photo, rates and booking
Pestana Casablanca Suites & Residences

Located in 3 km from Hassan II Mosque
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Rooms: 71
The suites feature a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, and a balcony. Hairdryers are available upon … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Suisse

Located in 4 km from Hassan II Mosque
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Rooms: 190
With a balcony, the air-conditioned rooms and suites at Hotel Suisse have satellite TV and a telephone. The private bathrooms include shower and … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Hassan II Mosque - Casablanca

The national cuisine of Casablanca is full of contrasts. Some people compare its cuisine with Spanish cuisine, but the difference between these culinary traditions is very high. Speaking about the distinguishing features of the local food, we simply cannot fail to mention active use of various herbs and spices. They are added literally to all dishes, despite the fact whether it is meat or fish, cakes or desserts. Speaking of contrast, here it is mainly understood as the presence of components with a completely different flavor in a dish. Therefore, meat with hot spices can be served with a garnish of dry fruit.

Lamb is considered one of the most popular national dishes. The meat can be cooked on an open fire, boiled and served with a soup or baked together with dates, prunes and other dried fruit. Every holiday is traditionally supported by a banquet with delicious meals. Even true connoisseurs will get lost in the variety of wonderful dishes offered. A holiday table traditionally contains first course dishes. Harira soup is traditionally very popular with tourists. The soup is made from lamb with beans and herbs. Fans of less nourishing dishes will surely like chorba chicken soup.
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