Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

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This phenomenal building is the world’s third-largest mosque designed by architect Michel Pinseau. Hassan II Mosque was built between 1986 and 1993 for the 60th birthday of former Moroccan king Hassan II. The North African country’s largest mosque also claims the world\’s tallest minaret, a 700-foot tower overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The main volume is 200m long, 100m large, and 65m high structure comprising the prayer room on the ground floor, and the ablution room and a public hammam in the basement, with its own entrance. Inside the mosque, the prayer room occupies 20,000m2. Titanium, bronze, and granite are featured on the exterior facades.

hassan ii mosque Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

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