Thursday, 3 August 2017

Casablanca's Super Mosque

Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca, Morocco). Photo by Chris Raven ©
If you're traveling to Casablanca to visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque, don't forget to pack your super wide-angle camera lens. With the world's tallest minaret at 210 metres (the equivalent of a 60 storey building), this beautiful building was completed in 1993 and can accommodate 105,000 worshipers in its enormous prayer hall.

Download the Lonely Planet Casablanca chapter as a PDF and find out more about this fascinating Moroccan city and live out your Humphrey Bogart fantasies in Rick's Cafe.

Download the Lonely Planet Morocco - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter)

Morocco - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter)

This windswept coast is home to Morocco’s cultured capital, Rabat, and its economic hub, Casablanca. The Mauresque architecture and liberal attitudes on display in both cities are a far cry from the medieval medinas and conservative lifestyles of inland cities such as Fez and Marrakesh

- wander through the oceanside medina in Essaouira and watch traditional wooden boats being constructed in the bustling port

 - explore the historic walled medina and evocative Kasbah in Rabat

 - feast on freshly shucked oysters next to a tranquil lagoon in Oualidia

Coverage includes: Casablanca (Dar el-Baïda), Rabat & Around, Salé & Around, Moulay Bousselham, Larache, Lixus, Asilah, El Jadida, Azemmour, Oualidia, Safi, Essaouira, Diabat and Sidi Kaouki.

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