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Hassan Tower, Rabat

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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Hassan Tower, a partially completed minaret of an unfinished mosque, now represents part of a World Heritage Site. Started in 1195, the minaret was half its intended height when its founder Sultan Yaqub al-Mansur died just before the turn of the century. The tower was left as it was, with a height of 44 m (140 ft), with work on the rest of the mosque also halted. Constructed from red sandstone, the structure has a striking appearance, its Moorish design reminiscent of towers and churches scattered across Spain. Our Rabat trip itinerary planner makes visiting Hassan Tower and other Rabat attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I have enjoyed visiting hassan tower as well as the mosoleum. It was very nice. It has a great view over the river and the city of Sale 
    I have enjoyed visiting hassan tower as well as the mosoleum. It was very nice. It has a great view over the river and the city of Sale  more »
  • By the main entrance a beautiful park frequented by locals relaxing runs along the wall. At all entrances are the royal guards on white horses! Construction of the Hassan Tower started in the 12th....  more
    By the main entrance a beautiful park frequented by locals relaxing runs along the wall. At all entrances are the royal guards on white horses! Construction of the Hassan Tower started in the 12th....  more »
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  • Unfortunately pretty much everything was closed which was surprising for a busy weekend. Hopefully it will be open when you visit. It's a beautiful and historic area otherwise, and worth a quick visit (4🆓! free entry)
  • Interesting historically and architecturally. You can only see it from afar due to Covid but you can still take good pictures from outside, as well as of the horse mounted royal guards. I lucked out with a foggy day, which added drama to my pictures.

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