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Hassan Tower

Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.
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England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful tower, with columns left from a grand mosque that was destroyed by an earthquake. The sheer size of the minaret gives a feeling of what a great mosque this would have been. Beautiful place for amazing pictures.

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New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Spent a good few hours looking around the tower and it's gardens. The contrast of the orange tower, the white mosque and the grey columns makes for some really good photos.

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Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A historical place you must visit when in Rabat. Nice, clean and well maintained. You can take picture of the guards who wear traditional dress, but it's always good to ask permission first.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

if you stand on the place where the old mosque was standing and look through all the column stumps at this tower, it is a great view. you can see this tower from outside the city and some points within, but going there is worth it. I liked, how the moroccans seem to like this place and go there in... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. Especially when the weather is nice. There a two mosques you can visit. But for one mosque you need to make sure as a women you wear a djelleba, and also men have to dress properly.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's a peaceful place where the history of our ancestors warriors present. They used horses to recite the call to prayer from the top of the tower! It has two Sisters: la Giralda in spain and La Koutoubia in Marakech

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Nis, Serbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As it is opposite the Mausoleum, it is a very nice place to stroll around. With columns between the two, it is great for photos of the Hassan Tower and Mohammad V mausoleum. There is a garden behind the tower ( looking from mausoleum ) where you can sit below the trees and enjoy. Beside, there are few people selling... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You can't miss this tower from the kasbah. It's withon walking distance and is easy to find. The gates were closed so we couldn't get into the gardens, which was fine. We had a great view of it from the mausoleum side anyway.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
108 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Construction of this tower, intended to be a minaret, was begun in 1195 AD. Now 140 feet tall, it only reached half its intended height when construction ceased a few years after it was begun. Still, this red sandstone building is impressive and visible from a great distance. I spent no more than an hour checking out the tower and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is adjacent to the Mohammad Mausoleum so stop and visit. The Tower remains unfinished but you can see it from all over Rabat.

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