1. The Hassan II mosque, also called the Grand Mosque of Hassan II, is the the second largest mosque and third largest religious building in the entire world. The only mosque larger is in Mecca, and the minaret on the Grand Mosque is the tallest one around the globe, even taller than the one located in Mecca.
2. Most Casablanca Morocco hotels offer a view of the mosque, which is not difficult considering it towers over the city and surrounding area. This mosque was not completed until the year 1993, and it took 7 years to build during which the work was done around the clock by thousands of craftsmen and laborers.
The Hassan II mosque can hold up to twenty five thousand people, and the complex covers over nine hectares. There is a balcony for women which can hold up to five thousand, and the main floor of the mosque allows another twenty thousand. The courtyard is large enough to accommodate another eighty thousand individuals. The Hassan II mosque includes some modern elements, such as a heated floor, doors which operate on electricity, and a floor made from glass so the ocean below can be viewed. The roof also offers modern features, and can be opened up on days when the weather is nice.
A city of cinematic fame has finally emerged as an art destination. Travelers to Morocco have ignored this city in favor of Marrakesh and Tangier, popular exotic destination points in Morocco. However, tourists are now giving Casablanca a second chance. Currently, the city is considered to be a brilliant open-air museum of 20th-century architecture.