Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Completed in 1993, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was designed by French Architect Michel Pinseau.  It is the fifth largest mosque in the world and sports the tallest minaret.  The intricate details etched into the mosque’s columns and arches invite visitors to stroll the grounds to get a closer look.

I had three days in Morocco, and on the morning of my last day asked the manager at the hotel what shouldn’t be missed in Casablanca.  He suggested I go for a tour of the Hassan II, as it had such a tall minaret.

The sprawling grounds are covered with marble tile work, that is kept clean by a small army of attendants.  After attempting to make my way in without clearance, I managed to get in on a tour of the interior, camera and all.

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2 Responses to “Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca”
  1. ari burling says:

    These are beautiful. Great tonality in the images.

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