Hassan Mosque

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Boulevard Abi Regreg, Rabat, Morocco

Hassan Mosque Rabat Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Grand mosque in Rabat Nov 19, 2010
The Hassan mosque must have been one of the most ambitious building projects taken on by the Almohad ruler Yacoub el Mansour in the twelfth century. Despite the ambition to make it as the stunning centrepiece of the new capital city, the building of the mosque seems to have been abandoned after the ruler died.

However, all is not lost. The minaret is complete and is simple, understated and beautifully elegant to look at. The pillars are rather poignant too, and reminded me of some Roman ruins. I think you really need your imagination here to envisage how amazing the place must have looked if it was completed. The fountains are stunning too; studded with the most intricate of Islamic designs.

The entrance is free, and the visit is pretty much a walk around an open area. However, it is worth doing and makes a great warm up act before you visit the Mosque and Mausoleum of Mohammed V which is a very short walk away.
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