"The Hassan II Mosque" Hassan II Mosque Tip by pabertra

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca: 74 reviews and 141 photos

  Hassan II Mosque
by pabertra

This mosque was built for the 60th birthday of former Moroccan king Hassan II. The mosque is huge and is the second largest religious monument in the world after Mecca. It has space for 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 outside. The minaret is 210m tall and is the tallest in the world.

The mosque has many modern features which include: earthquake resistance, heated floors, electric doors, a sliding roof, and lasers which shine at night from the top of the minaret toward Mecca.

Feelings about the mosque are mixed. On one hand, they are proud of the stunning mosque and on the other consider the 800 million dollar price tag too much.They feel the money could have been put to better use and they resent the fact that the building of the mosque necessitated the destruction of a fairly large, slummy section of Casablanca.

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2005
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