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

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
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
91 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Adjacent to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V is the Hassan tower. We learned that construction started in 1195 A.D. and ceased in 1199 A.D. The tower which was meant to be the highest minaret and the largest mosque in the world still has the palings which were meant to be the base for the mosque. The esplanade is huge and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Minarets in Morocco are square. The Hassan Tower is no different. It is on the side of a huge outdoor mosque in the same complex as the Mausoleum of Mohammed V (who was a much beloved king of the people who peacefully liberated Morocco from the French). The tower is not finished, and had some earthquake damage along with some... More

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Beirut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

the place itself is captivating, an unfinished mosque, the tower, the cemetery, perfection of the details, this site would attract you form wherever u see it from the city,

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