Morocco 2014 - Hassan II Mosque

As our main destination in Morocco was Marrakesh, we only had half a day in Casablanca - not enough time to see much. In hindsight we probably should have planned more time in Casablanca as it was a very interesting city to explore
 
The guide recommended that we must see the Hassan II Mosque which is one of the main attractions in Casablanca. It is the largest mosque in Africa, and its minaret which is more than 60 storeys tall - is the tallest in the World.


The size of the mosque is certainly impressive. It is afterall the 7th largest mosque in the World. Architecturally though it  is more like a huge decorated box. The details are more interesting than the overall composition.


The mosque sits on a promontory which faces the Atlantic Ocean. It is quite an interesting experience looking at the Atlantic, knowing that across the ocean is America.

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