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Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque is a spectacular mosque built partially over water on the Atlantic coast of North Africa. At 200m high, the minaret is the highest religious minaret in the world. The mosque is able to accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers inside and it boasts a mechanical roof which can retract to allow sunlight in when the weather is favourable. The floor inside is heated and the underground ablutions hall contains 41 fountains, each accommodating 6 – 8 people at a time, for the faithful to complete their ritual ablutions. It is open to non-Muslims and tours in various languages are provided most days of the week.

This is one of the (rather large) doors surrounding the mosque.

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