The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca was built by the will of the sovereign Hassan II and inaugurated in 1993. In terms of size it is the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world, second after Mecca. The Hassan II mausoleum in Casablanca is also the largest Islamic building and largest Islamic place of prayer in Morocco. This formidable building is built on the top of a promontory and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
The mosque – costing around 500 million dollars – designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by the French company Bouygues from 12 July 1986 and inaugurated on 30 August 1993, putting to work over 20,000 Moroccan workers and 10,000 Moroccan craftsmen from all over the country , producing 53 000 m² of wood carving work, over 10 000 m² of zellige decorations (tile decorations), floor and wall mosaics, chiseled ceilings and stucco reliefs.
How much is admission?
The visit to the mosque is free, but you can leave an offer in return. Thanks to these funds, the mosque can be preserved and maintained.
How to visit the Casablanca mosque?
At the entrance to the mosque it is necessary to take off your shoes. The shoulders and knees covered must be covered. Women must wear a headdress which is provided free of charge at the entrance to those who do not have it available.