Videos tagged with "minaret"
Masjid Hassan II - Casablanca Morocco [01:49]
La Mosquée Hassan II à Casablanca, au Maroc, est un des plus beaux édifices modernes construits ces dernières années. Édifiée selon le style traditionnel musulman, c'est la troisième plus grande mosquée du monde après celle de L a Mecque et celle de Médine, toutes deux en Arabie Saoudite. La mosquée peut accueillir 120 000 fidèles sur son parvis tandis que la salle des prières peut en recevoir 25 000. Construite au bord de l'Océan Atlantique, la Mosquée Hassan II est dominée par son minaret de 200 mètres de haut, le plus élevé de tous les lieux de cultes religieux au monde. Du haut de ce minaret deux lasers pointent leurs faisceaux en direction de La Mecque.
The Adnan prayer call in Chefchaouen, Morocco [01:33]
Wonderful, sunny October day in Chefchaouen, Rif Mountains region. It was the Adnan prayer at noon and the muezzin was calling from the minaret of the oldest mosque in the city - La Grande Mosquée de Chefchaouen. In the background can be heared the Adnan from another mosque, the Spanish Mosque located two kilometers from the medina. Both calls seem to be a beautiful dialogue in praising the God.
2006 Morocco Tour - Part 1 [03:12]
Part 1 covers(a) the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca (one of the largest in the world) (b) the Chellah necropolis (built on the ruins of an ancient Roman city of Sala Colonia) in Rabat (c) the Hassan Tower (the minaret of an incomplete mosque from the 12th century) also in Rabat (d) the Roman ruins in Volubilis (the largest and best preserved of Morocco) near Meknes and (e) an evening at a Riad in Fez. Music: "Je n'oublie rien" and "Yalla Bina Yalla" by Alabina (lead singer Ishtar) and "Sognu" by Amaury Vassili.
Tags: Morocco, Maroc, Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis
2006 Morocco Tour - Part 2 [02:12]
Part 2 features the medieval city of Fez (or Fès in French) with a glimpse of its bustling medina (said to be the largest car-free urban zone in the world), the Royal Palace gates, the Mellah (the Jewish Quarter). the potteries, the tanneries, the views from the rooftop and the hilltop (mainly of minarets and... satellite dishes!). Music: "Ia Rayah" by Rachid Taha
Tags: Morocco, Maroc, Fez
King Hassan Mosque Casablanca Morocco [00:56]
King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca Morocco. The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was completed in 1993 after great expense and artistic labor, and the result is that it is the 3rd largest mosque in the world. Its gleaming newness and tremendous wealth is a stark contrast against the rest of Casablanca. It's a vast building that can hold 25000 worshippers and accommodate a further 80000 in the courtyards and squares around it. The mosque was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and is topped by a soaring 210m-tall minaret, which shines a laser beam towards Mecca by night. In addition to this high-tech call to prayer, the mosque also has a centrally heated floor, electric doors, a retractable roof and a section of glass flooring allowing the faithful to see the Atlantic washing the rocks below.
Tags: Morocco (Country), Casablanca (City/Town/Village), mosque, tourism, King, Hassan, Travel, Culture