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Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

Sour Jdid, Casablanca

The Basics

No visit to Casablanca is complete without a stop at the Hassan II Mosque. It’s also a popular part of sightseeing tours and shore excursions, often alongside other Casablanca attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, and Ain Diab Corniche. Many full-day tours from Casablanca or Marrakech combine a city tour with a visit to the Moroccan capital of Rabat. The mosque grounds and prayer halls are open to non-Muslims by guided tour only.

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Religious Casablanca: Private Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit
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Religious Casablanca: Private Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit
$126.46 per adult
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Long and well done
Don’t let people tell you there is nothing to Do in Casablanca. This tour took up a large part of our day and it was excellent. There was no rush so we could engage in questions and dialogue as much as we wished. We visited Hassan V Mosque, a Jewish museum, the Notre Dame Catholic Church, then had tea and sweets outside to further talk. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We discussed faiths, history, architecture, etc. He even threw in a couple stops because we were interested. (The only advice I would give the guide is That he is hard to hear when in cars or traffic, so little ear phones could be helpful or to speak up, but he was always willing to repeat.)
Expedition738776, Jan 2020

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Guided tours are held in multiple languages, including English, and last an hour.

  • Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at the south side of the mosque.

  • A strict dress code is applicable to all visitors; shoulders and knees must be covered, shoes must be removed (plastic bags are provided), and women must cover their hair.

  • The mosque is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Hassan II Mosque is located along the seafront Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Boulevard, about 10 minutes via taxi from the city center.

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When to Get There

The mosque’s seafront location makes it a stunning photo opportunity, and the best light can be found at sunrise and sunset. A nighttime visit is equally impressive, when the mosque is dramatically floodlit. It’s best to avoid visiting during prayer times, when the mosque can be crowded with worshippers, but multiple tours are held daily, with fewer tours available on Friday.

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Architectural Wonders of the Hassan II Mosque

Built to commemorate the 60th birthday of Moroccan King Hassan II, the mosque was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau and was completed in 1993. Hand-carved ceilings, elaborate tilework, marble floors, and Venetian stained-glass windows are complemented by high-tech conveniences like heated floors and a retractable roof. Inspired by a Quranic verse about God's throne being built upon water, the seafront mosque features a glass-floored terrace that reveals the sea washing over rocks below.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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