Friday, September 21, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca

Casablanca is a big, modern, business-oriented city.  The one big feature that gets tourists' attention is the Mosque of Hassan II, built in the 1990s to honor the king who reigned from 1962 to 1991 and who is the father of the current king, Muhammed VI.


 It is the largest mosque in Morocco, the second largest in Africa, and the fifth largest in the world. 
Its minaret is the world's tallest minaret at 210 meters (689 feet).  
It is the only mosque in Morocco that permits non-Muslims to enter.


Oh, yes, there is one more sight that American tourists flock to.  Rick's Cafe.  Casablanca.

4 comments:

RedPat said...

Love the movie and would probably go there even though it is so cliche!

William Kendall said...

The minaret particularly impresses me.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Many years ago I stayed in a mud-floored house at a Berber village in the High Atlas. There on the wall the owner had displayed a certificate which confirmed that he had paid his taxes. He then showed us a postcard of that mosque and proudly told us that was where his money had gone!

Sharon Anck said...

How fun! I would have visited Rick's Cafe too! Beautiful photos!