The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco. It is also the 7th largest mosque in the world.
This mosque was completed in 1993 and was named after the previous king of Morocco, King Hassan II (1929-1999). As the largest mosque in Morocco, it has the capacity to allow 105,000 worshippers to gather together for prayer. Among those, 25,000 people can gather inside the interior of the mosque, while the remaining 80,000 can gather in the mosque’s outer courtyard.
The mosque’s 210m high minaret and was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau. There is a laser installed at the top of the minaret which directs its light towards Mecca.
This is one of the few mosques in Morocco where non-Muslims can take a one hour guided tour inside. It is worth the visit as it is an architectural masterpiece with its elaborately crafted mosaics, fountains, and massive interior. The mosque is in Casablanca and is built beside the Atlantic Ocean where there are beautiful views of the coastline. Since many tourists arrive in Morocco at the Casablanca International Airport, it is highly recommended for you to take time to take a guided tour of this impressive mosque.