The Hassan II Mosque is monumental. It is the 7th largest mosque in the world, with enough room for 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 on the plaza outside. Construction was completed in 1993.
This is the tallest minaret in the world, at 689 feet (210 m.), the height of a 55 story building. It is thew tallest religious structure in the world. Minarets in Morocco are different than the rest of the Muslim world because they are square, not round.
The massive scale of the mosque is placed into perspective by our daughter-in-law, who is standing in front of these doors.
We love the intricate geometric patterns of tiles that is characteristic of Arabic architecture and design.
The interior of the mosque is lovely. The mosque sits on a point on the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the floor is glass and the ocean is visible below. Natural light from the seacoast enters the prayer hall through glass doors. This prayer hall is more than two football fields long.