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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca: 75 reviews and 146 photos
The Hassan II Mosque is absolutely a must whenever you go to Casablanca. I've found the mosque, a wonderful architectural masterpiece and symbol of a version of Islam that is open to the world and to science as the mosque was partially built on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Construction began at the beginning of the 1980s exactly as ordered by the king Hassan II. The entire site covers a surface area of 9 hectares (22.24 acres) and includes a library, koranic school, Turkish bath and large conference rooms.
The king of Morocco at the time, Hassan II, first mentioned this mosque in 1980, when he announced that he would build it on the water, because the throne of God is on the water.
The mosque was inaugurated on August 30, 1993. It was designed by the French architect, Michel Pinseau. 2,500 men worked on two shifts in order to complete the mosque of Hassan II. The marble came from Agadir, the granite from Tafraoute, while the glass was imported from Venice, Italy.
The mosque was funded by donations, and the total cost was an estimated US$800,000,000!!!
Address: Boulevard Sour Jdid, Casablanca. Morocco
Directions: At the Atlantic coast, approx. 2 km northwest of center.
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