This mosque was build by the late King Hassan II to commemorate his 60th birthday. Designed by French architect Michel Pinseau with the minaret at 210 metres being the tallest building in Morocco. It is also the world’s third largest mosque with amazing woodcarving, tilework and stucco moulding. It is built on a rocky outcrop reclaimed from the sea in Cassablanca.
Ricks’s Café from the movie ‘Cassablanca’ starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacaul (oh dear I do hope I’ve got that right), because for all you movie buffs out there the movie Cassablanca was not filmed in Cassablanca and there was no ‘Ricks Cafe’ there either! It was all made in Hollywood. But 10 years ago an enterprising woman decided there should be a Ricks’ Café (high class restaurant) here and so now there is and it satisfies everybody.