Hassan II Mosque
Are you planning to visit the Hassan II Mosque? See our information below!
The Hassan II Mosque is without a doubt the main tourist attraction of Casablanca, but also one of the seven largest mosques in the world. The 200 meter high minaret even makes the Hassan II Mosque the tallest religious building in the world and therefore also a must-see during your trip through Morocco.
The construction of the mosque started in 1986 by order of the then King Hassan II and was fully completed in 1993. The Mosque offers space for no less than 25.000 people in the beautiful prayer hall. But there is more to the mosque than just the prayer hall. You can also find a Quran school, a bath room, a library and a beautiful museum.
The Hassan II Mosque is also interesting for non-Muslims, together with one other mosque in the country, this is the only mosque where non-Muslims are allowed to enter. This is a unique opportunity to experience the architecture, the colors and the details inside. It is therefore an absolute must to visit the mosque.
The Hassan II Mosque is open twice a day, in the morning from: 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM and again in the afternoon from: 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Hassan II Mosque!
- Visit the Mosque twice during your trip! Once in the morning to get a tour in and a second time during sunset. The sun brings an extra bit of magic to the place, as the most beautiful colors become visible.
- As a non-Muslim you can only enter with a guided tour. You can take a guided tour of the mosque when prayers are not taking place.
- Pay attention! Modest clothing is of course a requirement here.