• Mesmerized by the magnificent beauty of the Hassan II Mosque

    Anyone who has ever traveled to Morocco in North Africa without having visited Hassan II Mosque - one of the most beautiful churches in the world will be extremely sorry.
    Casablanca, Morocco is a city not only famous for being the place for the romantic scenes in the movie Hollywood but also a place that attracts a lot of tourists because of attractive and interesting destinations, which cannot be ignored  Hassan II mosque.

    Introducing the Hassan II mosque

    The Hassan II Mosque is located in Casablanca, Morocco. This is the second largest mosque in the world (after the Shah Faisal Mosque near Islamabad) and in the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.
    The Hassan II Mosque was built on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the birth ofthe thenKing of Morocco , King Hassan II, which was carried out for 14 years from 1980 to 1993, with an estimated cost of approximately 800 million dollars.
    French architect Michel Pinseau designed this architecture and was built by Bouygues, on the promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, spread over an area of ​​about 9 hectares, can serve a total of 105,000 people, Prayer rooms inside the church can accommodate 25,000 people and outside the campus can accommodate up to 80,000 people.  

    The magnificent beauty of the Hassan II mosque

    The minaras of the Hassan II Mosque were built with an impressive height of 210 meters making it a prominent destination when traveling the city of Casablanca , Morocco. At the top of the tower, there is a laser light facing Mecca , enabling people to pray in the correct direction.  
    The idea of ​​building Hassan II on the surface of the sea was taken from the Islamic bible, depicting the Throne of Allah lying on the water. Coming here, you will never forget the image of the tower soaring up to the blue sky, the murmuring waves day and night patting the cathedral and the prayers mingled with the gentle waves. 
    More than 6000 craftsmen and artisans have worked 3 shifts in 5 years to elaborate and exquisitely decorate the Hassan II architectural masterpiece with extremely intricate bas-reliefs, marble floors, cedar wood , glass and beautiful sculptures imported from many parts of the world make Hassan II Mosque an indispensable destination for most Moroccan tourists . 
    The large stone pillars are made of beautiful marble and the colorful mozaic fountain makes the architecture here impressive for visitors. The corridor with the deep arch architecture and large, intricately carved doors is the favorite angle of view of tourists to create "thousands of likes" photos.
    Inside, the ceiling is hung with many Italian chandeliers while the background is paved with shiny stones with the main color is yellow, making the space of Hassan II mosque luxurious as a royal palace in the middle ages. . And because the area is so large, it needs 200 people to clean every day.
    If you are here in the evening when the city lights up, you will definitely be ecstatic at the splendor of the Hassan II mosque .
    In addition, the Hassan II Mosque also applies modern construction techniques to help it resist earthquakes, heated floors, collapsible roofs, and automatic control door systems. 
    The special thing when coming here is that, after visiting the Hassan II mosque, you can also cool off and relax your body at the nearby public sauna bathe for Muslims before praying too.

    Some notes when coming to Hassan II mosque

    The Hassan II Mosque is open to all. However, if you are not a Muslim, you must have a guide and only visit at a certain time to ensure compliance with Islamic law.

    Where to eat and rest when visiting the Hassan II Mosque

    There are plenty of restaurants and hotels around the Hassan II Mosque , so you won't have to worry about having no food or rest. In particular, these hotels also have very nice views to admire the church. Just a cup of coffee, a cake, sitting on the balcony to enjoy the cool breeze blowing in from the sea and watch the magnificent beauty of the church.

    Mesmerized by the magnificent beauty of the Hassan II mosqueA great place to see the church above (Image @han_lililili)

    Hopefully the above will help you gain valuable and necessary experiences for your trip to the upcoming Hassan II Mosque . Have a great trip!

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