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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
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Owner description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice tower, nice ambiance, once must see. It's free entrance, near is the Mausoleum of Mohammad V. Beautiful view of the city from the tower.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Another must see Rabat monument. Is still unfinished and when I went there you could not enter the premises so need to see just from the outside (Mausoleum). Is not Eiffel tower but still worth a visit if you are in Rabat

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What's not fun about this? Free entrance, mounted guards, freedom to play among the pillars and a cool view of the ocean as well as Sale and the Oudiyas. The architecture is cool, but it won't blow your mind or anything.

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Gandhinagar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's worth the view but it will only appeal if you've read the history. I got lucky with a quiet day and clear blue sky and great lighting. Make the trip only if you are in Rabat. I paid a visit while staying in Casablanca. Take the train which takes about 1 hour one way and then a cab from... More

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Edinburgh
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was closed on our visit so you can only view from outside and then not up close. It is close by to the Mausoleum of Mohammad V so you get to see it anyway whether you want to or not.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A very impressive building. It is one of the city's most impressive monuments and a great emblem of Rabat. It is the unfinished minaret of the Hassan mosque built in 1196. Well worth a visit.ccc

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