The city of Rabat is the capital of Morocco, so it has several important monuments. The Hassan Tower is one of them. Find out more about this historic site and consider renting a car to get there easily.
If you plan a trip to Rabat, you need to prepare for visits to the city's main touristic sites, such as the Merinid necropolis of Chellah, the medina, and the Hassan Tower. The latter is perhaps the most emblematic monument of the Moroccan capital.
A thousand-year-old minaret
Erected in 1196, the Hassan Tower is almost a thousand years old. Sponsored by Sultan Yacoub El Mansour (of the Almohad dynasty) who wanted to build the grandest mosque in the world, this tower was initially supposed to be a minaret. But the project was abandoned on the sultan's death, and the tower did not attain the planned height (it is 44.3 meters high and was initially expected to reach 60 meters.). The iconic tower remained so, without any particular function for several centuries and the remains of the mosque were further damaged by the Lisbon earthquake in 1755 but in the 60s, the historic site was transformed into what is today the Mausoleum Mohammed V. There is the tomb of King Mohammed V, that of his son Prince Moulay Abdallah, that of King Hassan II, as well as the tomb of the unknown soldier.
With its Arab-Andalusian style, and the large esplanade that surrounds it, the Hassan Tower is a place of exquisite beauty. During your stay in Rabat, remember to explore it. For this, there is nothing better than renting a car.
The little advice Thrifty Morocco: rent a comfortable car to go to see the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
The Hassan Tower is an extremely old and historical monument of the city of Rabat. To genuinely admire this ancient minaret almost a thousand years old and to easily visit the whole city, consider renting a car in Rabat.
Access map: Hassan Tower
Getting there: Car rental Rabat or Car rental Rabat airport (car rental agencies Thrifty Morocco Rabat)