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Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

Sour Jdid, Casablanca

The Basics

No visit to Casablanca is complete without a stop at the Hassan II Mosque. It’s also a popular part of sightseeing tours and shore excursions, often alongside other Casablanca attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, and Ain Diab Corniche. Many full-day tours from Casablanca or Marrakech combine a city tour with a visit to the Moroccan capital of Rabat. The mosque grounds and prayer halls are open to non-Muslims by guided tour only.

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Religious Casablanca: Morning Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit
Religious Casablanca: Morning Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit
$84.98 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Long and well done
Don’t let people tell you there is nothing to Do in Casablanca. This tour took up a large part of our day and it was excellent. There was no rush so we could engage in questions and dialogue as much as we wished. We visited Hassan V Mosque, a Jewish museum, the Notre Dame Catholic Church, then had tea and sweets outside to further talk. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We discussed faiths, history, architecture, etc. He even threw in a couple stops because we were interested. (The only advice I would give the guide is That he is hard to hear when in cars or traffic, so little ear phones could be helpful or to speak up, but he was always willing to repeat.)
Expedition738776, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Casablanca

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Great tour- we didn’t have long in...
Elisse, Oct 2017
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Great tour- we didn’t have long in Casablanca so this felt like it covered all the main points. Professional and courteous driver and guide.
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This experience was great, our tour...
modesticooper, Dec 2017
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
This experience was great, our tour guide was awesome and it was a private tour we got to see everything .
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The highlight of this tour was the...
Arlene S, May 2018
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
The highlight of this tour was the ability to enter and explore the third largest mosque in the world. Generally, one cannot enter a mosque unless Moslem but this mosque permits it. It was beautiful and a great experience. Our guide was good and the rest of the tour was good but the mosque was the highlight.
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Great tour with visit to the Mosque...
Yen E, Jan 2018
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Great tour with visit to the Mosque no lines, the guide was helpful enough to get us into the mosque without doing any line The Mosque was almost empty so we had a really nice view with slow pace throughout the mosque then going to the Catholic church and the walls made of colored crystals. We pass through Rick's Cafe, not good food open in 1984, a really good resemblance to the movie
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Our guide, Mohammed Magic was...
Linda L, Oct 2017
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Our guide, Mohammed Magic was charming and very knowledgeable about Casablanca and Morocco. He told us a lot of history, which was very interesting. We went to the Hassan Mosque, walked the promenade, ate prickly pear cactus, and bought rugs.Magic was very open to what we wanted to do. Highly recommend him and the three hour tour.
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This half day tour was great...
Steven, Nov 2015
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
This half day tour was great however, I was brought once again to a carpet factory as well as an Argon oil place. I didn't mind the carpet place on this tour as they were not pushy and I actually bought a rug! The tour manager Mohammad was really nice and provided some great information about Casablanca. He took me to places that were not on the itinerary, like Rick's Café!
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It was a wonderful tour. It was just...
Carmen C, Jul 2015
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
It was a wonderful tour. It was just the two of us and the tour guide was wonderful and very accommodating.
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We enjoyed our city tour with Ahmed...
Robert D, Dec 2015
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
We enjoyed our city tour with Ahmed, who was very knowledgeable and patient with our many questions. The transportation and driver were also excellent.
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We were very lucky. Our tour was...
DI m, Jul 2014
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
We were very lucky. Our tour was during Ramadhan and we had an excellent guide to ourselves who tailored the tour to our exact requirements. We could not have been happier.
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Nice tour. Driver and guide on...
Bradb29, Mar 2014
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Nice tour. Driver and guide on time. Allowed us some flexibility. Driver spoke great English and was very knowledgeable.
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Since I only had a day in...
Elana W, Dec 2017
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Since I only had a day in Casablanca, this tour was perfect to give me a broad vision of what Casablanca has to offer. Magic was so accommodating and responsive to my interests, and took me around the city, from the magnificent Hassan II mosque it is worth it to go inside, to the Corniche on the Atlantic, and a tour through some of Casablanca's neighbourhoods. Magic is a cosmopolitan, sweet Moroccan guide who wanted to make sure I had a good time and learned a lot about his country. Yes, I did end up coming home with a gorgeous camel-hair berber rug on which I surely could have haggled a better price, but the rug will always remind me of my short visit to Morocco, and will remind me to go back. The visits to the shops and the medina were quick and I didn't feel pressure to buy anything. Magic made sure that I was on time for my flight later that day and knew exactly how to make me feel relaxed and entertained the whole time. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Knowledgeable guide who provided lots...
leila, May 2017
Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market
Knowledgeable guide who provided lots of information

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Guided tours are held in multiple languages, including English, and last an hour.

  • Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at the south side of the mosque.

  • A strict dress code is applicable to all visitors; shoulders and knees must be covered, shoes must be removed (plastic bags are provided), and women must cover their hair.

  • The mosque is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Hassan II Mosque is located along the seafront Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Boulevard, about 10 minutes via taxi from the city center.

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When to Get There

The mosque’s seafront location makes it a stunning photo opportunity, and the best light can be found at sunrise and sunset. A nighttime visit is equally impressive, when the mosque is dramatically floodlit. It’s best to avoid visiting during prayer times, when the mosque can be crowded with worshippers, but multiple tours are held daily, with fewer tours available on Friday.

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Architectural Wonders of the Hassan II Mosque

Built to commemorate the 60th birthday of Moroccan King Hassan II, the mosque was designed by French architect Michel Pinseau and was completed in 1993. Hand-carved ceilings, elaborate tilework, marble floors, and Venetian stained-glass windows are complemented by high-tech conveniences like heated floors and a retractable roof. Inspired by a Quranic verse about God's throne being built upon water, the seafront mosque features a glass-floored terrace that reveals the sea washing over rocks below.

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