Hassan II Mosque : A tour

mosque hassan iiFor today’s post , I am going to share with you my most favorite place in Casablanca , Morocco . I could spend all day discovering or just contemplating this Moroccan Masterpiece ! – A world wide record The Hassan II Mosque is It is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world and is located in Casablanca, the economic and business capital of Morocco. -Architecture All of the granite, plaster, marbler , wood and other materials used in the construction, were extracted from around Morocco. And the beauty behind all of those patterns , fabrics , lights was a results of a great collective workshop of six thousand traditional Moroccan artisans worked for five years to create the abundant and beautiful mosaic, stone and marble floors and columns, sculpted plaster moldings, and carved and painted wood ceilings . – A spectacular location The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic ocean, where you can assist to an amazing sunset during the Prayer call . I can’t get enough of this place , every time I go to Casablanca I should visit it . I feel so proud that this great construction is a live legend of Moroccan / Islamic art . mosque hassan ii hassan ii mosque mosque hassan ii mosque hassan ii hassan ii mosque mosque hassan ii

Moroccan design patterns

Probably , When you visit Morocco ( especially the old cities : Fes , Marrakech , Rabat , …) , you’ll  definitely notice in different areas a collection of shapes , colors , patterns collected and organized in a very artistic and harmonic way .

// Shapes , and colors :

From neutral tones to vibrant shades , plus uncountable shapes . All those compositions can create a nice oriental atmosphere .

// Architecture and texture :

The geometric patterns could be found in ceramic , stone , plaster , wood , … and then transformed to decorate mirrors , ceilings , furniture , and doors .

// Historic background :

The influence of  Islamic art , and arabesque decoration  have been produced in the 7th century .

In Islamic countries , and particularly Morocco , geometric decoration has taken such a great importance .

 

 This picture is from Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca , Morocco