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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
79 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
103 helpful votes 103 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Tampa, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
74 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our small group tour van made a quick stop at the Mohammed V. Mausoleum, and you see this off to the side as you walk towards the mausoleum building. It's definitely worth a photo... the minaret is the only part of a planned mosque that was built.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is all in the eye of the beholder. When one is prone to living in a hurry and in need of quick thrills, don't go. When one has time for reflection and has an open eye for details, fragments, light and colour, don't miss it!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Good local views, shame that the tower is closed to tourist due the suicide risk! Strange mixture of Moroccan architecture and Roman columns imported from Volubilis.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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106 reviews 106 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's a tower. Worth a drive by or a quick walk around. That's about it. Wouldn't avoid, wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited the Hassan Tower as an after thought but is was well worth a visit, the guards on horseback are magnificent.

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