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Hassan Tower

It is an incomplete steeple modeling the Spanish moorish design. It stands tall on the opposite side of the Mohammed V’s grave which appears as the roof shadow to welcome the visitors.

In A.D. 1195, a sultan named Yaqub el-Mansur died while he was building the steeple of which side is 16m and height is 44m, and it remained in that state up until now. It is said that the height originally intended was 86m or so.

In the square between the steeple and Mohammed V’s grave, there are about 360 stone pillars. Over the tower, you can see the Atlantic Ocean. Crossing the ocean, you can reach Faro in Portugal or Huelva in Spain.

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  • Uploaded on July 31, 2009
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    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD E-20,E-20N,E-20P
    • Taken on 2002/11/09 18:10:00
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