The Golden Jewel
Speech by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in the esplanade of the Hassan Tower on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis in 2019
The story began when the Almohad caliph Yacoub Al Mansour wanted to make the city of Rabat the capital of his empire which stretched from Tripolitania (Libya) to Castile (Spain) and to build the largest mosque in the world. From there begins the existence of the Hassan Tower, the jewel of the capital.
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Events & activities related to the Hassan Tower
The Mausoleum Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower Place have witnessed many important events in the history of Morocco.
Here we present to you some of the most memorable moments that took place in front of their walls and columns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course, the Tower is a jewel of the city of Rabat. It is essential to go to the capital without seeing, even if for once, the Tower.
The Tower was built in 1196. for more details check our article “History of Hassan Tower“
The Tower is located on a hill overlooking the city of Rabat. Visit our page to see the exact path.
The Esplanade de la Tour is accessible from sunrise to sunset
Our photo gallery
We have chosen for you this list of photos that show the architectural beauty of the monuments