Hassan Tower

Hassan Tower Rabat

The Hassan Tower rises above the city skyline, the vestige of a project to build a mosque by sultan Yacoub el Mansour (12th century), it dominates Rabat with its 44 metres – half of the initially planned height. Decorated on each of its four sides, its thick walls (2.5m) house six small finely decorated rooms, accessed by a gently sloping ramp. Besides the former minaret now called the Hassan Tower, the only remains of the initial mosque is a vast esplanade dotted with some 400 ruined grey and pink marble columns.

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