Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Casablanca, El Hassan II Mosque is the largest in Africa, and among the biggest mosques in the whole world. The mosque is featured with its Andalusian style minaret that is 210 meters in height. Most of the Morocco Private Tours would often include a visit to the Mosque of Hassan II.
The Hassan II Mosque was built in 1993 after five years of intensive construction works. The huge surface area of the mosque is incredible. The prayer area for example can accommodate up to 25,000 prayers. This is in addition to another 80,000 in the open courtyard of the mosque. This is in addition to its distinctive decorations and architecture that grab the attention of many tourists who spend their holidays in Morocco.
Mohamed V Square
The Mohamed V Square is the heart of Casablanca. This square had many names in the past that included the Victory Square, the Administrative Square, The United Nations Square, and then finally the Mohamed V Square. A visit to the square is a must for any traveler who tours Morocco.
The location of the square was where the European first came into the city in 1907. The importance of the square comes from its magnificent design that blends the Moorish and the Arabian outlines. This is in addition to many impressive buildings that several tourists who travel to Morocco are fond of.
The Oudaya Kasbah is one of the most remarkable monuments of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. This impressive complex was actually a fortified citadel that was constructed by the Moravids Dynasty and it greatly flourished during the ruling period of Almohad Dynasty in the 12th century.
However, the complex was abandoned after the decline of Almohads. The complex witnessed a huge development afterwards when the Moorish took control of it in the 17th century and constructed most of the buildings tourists who visit Morocco view today. When the Alawites dynasty took control of the country they carried out some large renovation and rebuilding works in the Kasbah in the 18th century.
Today the Kasbah is featured by its fortified walls, its huge gate, and the ancient mosque, the Alawites Palace. This is in addition to many other constructions that attract a lot of tourists who enjoy their vacations in Morocco.
Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Towering Minaret of Hassan
Featured with its marvelous white marble and its green tiles, a large number of travellers who tour Morocco visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and admire its wonderful architecture. The mausoleum of Mohamed V was constructed in 1971 and the king was buried there in 1999.
Located near the mausoleum, the Towering Minaret of Hassan is one of the most distinctive monuments of Morocco. Constructed in the 12th century, the minaret is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The minaret is often included in many travel packages to Morocco.