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Address: Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco
Description: The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most...
The unfinished minaret surrounded by two hundred columns is Rabat's most famous monument.
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Impressive remnants of a huge planned mosque

This mosque was planned by Almohad Sultan Yacoub al-Mansour in 1195 AD. but never finished. The extent of the mosque footprint is marked by bases which would have supported... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is not a reason to go to Rabat, but if you are there this is beautiful. The mosaic and work in Tomb of Sultan Muhammad V is stunning.

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Porto, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A simple tower that has nothing special to see. Only a big tower to tribute Hassan. Deserves a visit only because is a remarkable place, not for the beauty.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This mosque was planned by Almohad Sultan Yacoub al-Mansour in 1195 AD. but never finished. The extent of the mosque footprint is marked by bases which would have supported massive columns. Rising above this is a grand tower. This was intended to be the largest mosque with the highest minaret in the Muslim world. Today it is a monument to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A real amazigh experience. Love the feeling, the tomb, the tower, everything. The souldiers guarding the tomb, took pictures. Loved Marocco!

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Impressive scale and space, but unfortunately covered with scaffolding when we visited, so you can't really see it. Hopefully they complete the work soon!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Hassan Tower is the minaret of an incomplete Mosque in Rabat. Instead of stairs the tower is ascended by ramps. It can be seen from almost anyplace in Rabat. If you go to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V the tower is in the same area.

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Even though the Hassan Tower was being cleaned during our visit, the sheer proportions of it and the size of the mosque that should have been cannot fail to impress!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were in Rabat, Morocco as part of a conducted tour from India. The history of Hassan Tower, which still stands, and the surrounding earthquake ruined remains of pillars of a huge mosque, were very interesting indeed. A must-visit place for tourist visiting Morocco in general and Rabat in particular.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It is really impressive to walk through the remnants of a very large mosque.Only pillars remain. Next to the mosque you will find the tomb of the king, similar setting as grave as Napoleon in Paris.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Covered in scaffolding at the time of our visit, mausoleum on same site so time not wasted if can't see it properly. One its own not really worth bothering with.

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Address: Address: Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region  >  Rabat

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