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Hassan Tower

Address: Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & 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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It is a very excellent site, albeit somewhat daunting. It has been sitting there for so many centuries, still unfinished, but is still spectacular, even in this state.

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Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

join the many locals on this spot. nearby Hassan's mausoleum. one of the 4 spots you shouldnt miss on a daytrip to rabat

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Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great architecture. It is only half the intended height as 44M and you can no longer climb it as it was being used to commit suicide and was closed.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

in order to consider it as a landmark on a huge place. In combination with the Mausoleum of Mohammed V it is worth visiting.

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Orlando, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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136 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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