My 5: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca.

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1. Hassan Mosque, October 2008. “There’s nothing to see in Casablanca”, a misinformed Australian once told me. Ok… the city may not be packed with an abundance of sights, but this jaw-dropping mosque is pretty much reason alone to make the journey. As the largest mosque in Morocco (third largest in the world!), Hassan is an architectural delight stunningly perched on a promontory overlooking The Atlantic Ocean. It also boasts the world’s tallest minaret, at a neck-craning six hundred and eighty nine feet.

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My 5: Casablanca.

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1. City Panoramic, October 2008. My one and only trip to Morocco was a speedy affair by my standards. I had just over two weeks to work my way around some of the country’s key locations. The first port of call was the city of Casablanca and its stunning Hassan II mosque. This city panoramic was taken on the viewing balcony of Casablanca Cathedral (Eglise Sacré-Cœur). Built in the 1930s, the structure is a beguiling mix of European and Moroccan design, while gaining access to the private roof was as simple as tipping the guy at the door. 
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