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Hassan II Mosque – Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the 13th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 metres (689 ft).

The Casablanca Hassan II Mosque is located on the Corniche waterfront. It is one of the few mosques that is open to non-Muslims, the only one in Morocco, and he must go through Due tour, otherwise we can only see from the doors open a few views from inside, outside of prayer times.

The mosque was built in 1989. The minaret measuring 200m in height, but the muezzin who comes to make the call to prayer has an elevator to go up. It is the second largest mosque in the world after Mecca! It was built by the French architect Pinseau and Bouygues.C’est an advanced sea that did not exist before, half the course is actually on the ocean atlantique.On visit the prayer room and then ablution places where we wash before d’aller pray 5 times a day. This place also has modern touches, chandeliers descending from the ceiling all alone, the sunroof or the protection against earthquake

The Hassan II Mosque was built during the reign of King Hassan and II directives. Planned on the former municipal swimming pool site, construction began on and its inauguration was held onAfter seven years of work.

Hassan II Mosque is not only a technological challenge, a challenge to all levels hitherto known, the strength of materials, the balance of masses and volumes.
It provided the largest field ever created given the talent of thousands of Moroccan artisans.


Source: Wikipedia and official website of the Mosque of Hassan.

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