The King Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca - Stein Travel
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The King Hassan II Mosque

The third largest of its kind in the world, the King Hassan II Mosque was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau. Perched on the edge of the city of Casablanca, this picturesque structure looks out over the Atlantic Ocean and features the world's tallest minaret, towering at 689 feet (210m). Almost half of this mosque lies on the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor. This feature was inspired by a verse in the Qur'an - 'the throne of God was built on water'. The mosque can accommodate over 100,000 worshippers.

Information & Facts

Address

Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah

Admission

100dh; students 50dh

Language

Arabic is the official language, but eight other languages are also spoken including Berber, French and Spanish. English is generally understood in the tourist areas, but French is the most widely spoken.

Money

The unit of currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes. ATMs are available in the larger towns, but can be unreliable; currency can be exchanged at banks or official bureaux de changes, which are also widespread in major towns. Dirhams cannot be obtained or exchanged outside Morocco and receipts must be retained as proof of legal currency exchange, as well as in order to re-exchange money when departing. Major credit cards are accepted in the larger shops, hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be used in tourist areas, but are not prevalent; they are best taken in Euros or Pounds Stirling.

Opening Times

Tours from Saturday to Thursday from 9am, 10am, 11am and 2pm

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