Explore Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Sunset at the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
The Hassan II Mosque is Casablanca's premier attraction—if you can only see one thing in the city, let it be this! It's the largest mosque in Morocco, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large complex includes a museum, baths, Koranic school, library, and a prayer room supported by 78 granite and marble pillars. As the second-largest mosque globally, the prayer room holds 25,000 people, and the outside courtyard can accommodate an additional 80,000 worshippers.

Inaugurated in 1993, the mosque's 650-foot (200-m) minaret is the tallest structure in Morocco and the tallest minaret in the world. As you walk up to the mosque, admire the impressive exterior and surrounding area, then head inside. What makes this mosque even more unique is that non-Muslims can enter, which isn't common in Morocco.

Once inside, admire the ornate design with beautiful green hues and mosaic tiles. The lavish interior blends wood, marble, and carved stone together with arched and ornamented ceilings. The roof is covered with emerald green tiles, and at night, the mosque glows orange, illuminated by lights that reflect on the ocean's waves. Artisans from across Morocco contributed to this superb architectural masterpiece.

Itineraries with Explore Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Unique Cultural Experiences in Morocco

Morocco's distinct and authentic culture (unchanged in many ways) is perhaps the primary reason to explore the country. You'll find traditional villages that still live today as they have through history. Cities like Casablanca and Chefchaouen lift the veil and let you see the way locals live day-to-day. Visit small towns and Berber villages in the mountains, peruse artisan collectives, and get off the beaten path to discover Morocco's incredible countryside.

Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.

Explore Morocco: Imperial Cities to Berber Villages - 11 Days

On this 11-day tour of Morocco, you’ll begin and end your travels in Casablanca, home to the famous Hassan II Mosque. Your trip takes you through all four imperial cities–Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. Take in daily life in each town at the lively medinas. You’ll also have the opportunity to observe Moroccan life among the farms in the Berber villages on this well-rounded Moroccan journey.

Imperial Cities Luxury Tour - 9 Days

Soak up Moroccan culture on this trip plan that features unique experiences (think a bespoke hammam experience, desert glamping, and hot air balloon ride) and the best of luxury pampering. You'll stay at five-star hotels and riads, where you can relax after days of private guided tours and hands-on cooking workshops. Wander medieval medinas, visit artisan workshops, and discover picturesque towns, ancient ruins, and incredible food.