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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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Nis, Serbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
87 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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74 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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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83 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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