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Address: Boulevard Mohamed V, Rabat 10000, Morocco
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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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A massive tower and mausoleum. Not a whole lot on the grounds, but the absence of other things seem to make the buildings that much more significant. Inside the mausoleum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Leo S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hassan tower is a big reminder of a mosque which was never completed. It is 44m high, this time was under reconstruction, but I already saw it before.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A massive tower and mausoleum. Not a whole lot on the grounds, but the absence of other things seem to make the buildings that much more significant. Inside the mausoleum is what you'd expect: intricately and elegantly decorated. Definitely worth a visit. We didn't do a tour, but seems like it'd be worth doing especially if you're interested in history.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

With a tour guide that can provide more historical information, you can better appreciate this place. It was lovely though for photographs especially in front of the mausoleum and also with all the columns as background. Inside the mausoleum is also very interesting to go around and appreciate Muslim culture and architecture. The time we went, construction was still going... More 

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Kenitra, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've visited here a couple of times, the first time the tower was viewable. The last time the tower was under construction however I was watching the news last night and the tower is now finished construction! This is a nice place to come visit if you're in Rabat. Very relaxing area to be, something completely unique to see. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was ok but I expected more from this well known place. I got bored after less than ten minutes ...

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Daloa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Hassan Tower is a top attraction in Rabat. It was built in 1195 with the aim of having the tallest minaret (planned to be 80 meters) and the largest area in the world. However, with the death of Sultan Yagub the work came at a halt. The tower stopped at present height (45/50 meters). The vast area had only... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A wonderful place to wander around at your own leisure. It is calming, peaceful and tranquil. The mosque is free to look around and the gardens have very clean toilets.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is the site of what was to be a large marinate but construction was halted after the 1744 earthquake. There really isn't much to see, but since you are there to see the Mausoleum its worth a look.

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Aubange, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This monumental site is definetely worth the visit. The tower dates from the late 12th century and is located next to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. This site is extremely popular because from this tower played a big role in the period of becoming independent in 1955 and 1956. The site gives a beautiful view over the river and the... More 

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new mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Just seeing the guards in full regalia on horseback and on foot, is worth the trip. One wonders how the horses stand so still for so long. The tower is obscured beneath scaffolding, but one can imagine how immense it would have been had it not been abandoned. The mosque itself was destroyed in that huge earthquake of 1755 which... More 

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