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Hassan Tower

Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.

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Orlando, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely not a must go site but if your guide happens to take you there it is well worth 30-60 minutes of time. There were men on horses outside who willingly (somewhat) posed for photos and the tower, the columns, and the mausoleum make for some interesting photos. If you miss this, no big deal, but worth a visit if... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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137 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The tower itself is built on the site of a large mosque that had not been completed when the Lisbon earthquake of the mid 1700's hit. Even though this is just what was to be the base of the minaret, it is huge, and now serves as the minaret for the new mosque. We were told by our guide that... More 

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

they were doing construction when I visited but overall the area was very clean and polished. There are guards on horses who are payed to not move, good for photos I suppose.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Not sure the site would be on my wish list for the city but we were with a guide of the city and it was on the schedule. Interesting and gave history to the city. Unfortunately, only the walls and tower are original. The remainder is reconstructed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

At the end of the 11th century, one King Hassan set out to build one of the largest mosques in the world. He died in 1099, and his heirs did not share his enthusiasm. The site was abandoned after only the tower had been completed. There are some good photo ops with the partially completed columns and the architecture of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This impressive tower is a must see while in Morocco. The Moroccan architecture is so amazing! Luckily it shares the same grounds as the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, so as a visitor it's two attractions at the same site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Interesting antiquity. Not worth a visit on it's own. If you're visiting the Mausoleum of Mohammed V you see it anyway

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Although you cannot enter the Hassan Tower itself, strolling the grounds and through the pillars in the direction toward the Mausoleum of Mohammed V is an otherworldly experience for those coming from a western background.

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RABAT
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although I grew up in Rabat , I always go back to Hassan Tower with pleasure . Very popular monument . It was supposed to be part of the biggest mosque for the 12 century , never finished. Pillars are still there as well . From the place you can enjoy a stupendous view on Salé City . Access to... More 

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The hassan tower is a must to see in Rabat, it is also the place where mohamed5 is laid to rest hassan 2 is also laid to rest there as well, it is well thought out an planned, the surroundings are beautiful , clean and well kept this is actually the highlight of any visit to Rabat. I was happy... More 

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