According to our guide there is not much else to do in Casablanca, though he might have said this because we did not have time to do more than a coach tour of the city followed by a visit to the Mosque. It is a very impressive building and a good location for a group photograph.
It is also the ideal setting for our “we have been to Casablanca” photograph!
There was the usual shambles getting tickets and hanging around for our Mosque guide. However he was well worth the wait. Unlike Hassan, our tour guide, he spoke very good English and had a real gift for making the tour interesting. We all had to wear our badges to prove we had paid, but not sure why Bob had to wear his on his forehead.
The tour took about an hour, and most of what we were told has long since gone. But I do remember that it can hold 25,000 worshippers at one time. I was also impressed by the size of the building where everything is on a grand style. It is very modern and has a heated floor, electric doors, and a sliding roof.
There is a large washing area for worshippers beneath the MosqueThe Mosque is built on reclaimed land; almost half of the surface of the mosque lies over the Atlantic water.
After our tour we were allowed a few minutes to explore the outside area, which is equally impressive
It was cooler than we had expected of Morocco in November, and we were glad that we had brought our jackets with us