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Morocco: Rabat And Casablanca. P.2.

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • March 30th, 2016
The main attraction in 

Casablanca

is the 

Hassan II Mosque, one 

of the largest mosques in the world. It can accommodate 25 thousand people + 80 thousand in front of the mosque:

It was built near the ocean, and during the low tide you can walk along the sea bottom, close to shore, and watch little crabs:

Built in just three years, the mosque was opened in 1993. It took 2500 thousands workers and 10 thousand interior decorators complete the construction:

Hassan II Mosque is the tallest religious building in the world. The exact cost of construction has not been divulged, but according to experts it is estimated to be around $800 million, all collected through donations:

Worshipers can perform ablutions (washing yourself) before prayer in the basement of the 

mosque

:

The ground floor accommodates 20 thousand faithful and another 5000 on the balconies. The floor is heated. Marble for the columns was brought in from Italy and the 50-ton glass chandelier is from Venice:

When the weather is good the ceiling opens allowing in more light and ventilation:
Mosque: inside. Patterns and colors used have distinctive African origin:
All doors were imported from Russia and made of titanium:

There are many doors all around the mosque, all of them very tall:

The main streets of Casablanca:

Stairs inside the lighthouse near the Mosque:

Casablanca from the top of the lighthouse. 


Most houses in Morocco have very small windows. There is no air conditioning so smaller windows are used to keep out the hot air:

Near the lighthouse there is an excellent Moroccan restaurant with an ocean view.

The promenade in Casablanca:

And its public beach:
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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