" Tour Hassan" Rabat Favorite Tip by LysDor

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Favorite thing: This tower which is dark pink on three sides and gray on one side - due to seawinds - is incomplete.
At present it stands at 44 metres, but had it been completed would have been over 80 metres, quite an accomplishment for the period (IXs century).
The 312 columns and 42 pillars would have supported the roof of a structure designed to accommodate over 20,000 people. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755 and only ruins remain of the Hassan Mosque, that may have been the largest mosque in the Muslim world had it been completed.

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2003
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