Hassan's Tower

Hassan Tower or Tour Hassan is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in , . Commissioned by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate in 1195, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque, also intended to be the world's largest.

Notable Places in the Area

Monument
The is a mausoleum located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower, on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in , . is situated 200 metres southeast of Hassan's Tower. Photo: Jlascar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Ruins
The or Shalla, is a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis located in the metro area of , , on the south side of the estuary. is situated 2 km south of Hassan's Tower. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Theater
is situated 1 km southwest of Hassan's Tower. Photo: Nawalbennani, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
The Museum of History and Civilizations is an archaeological museum in , . is situated 1½ km southwest of Hassan's Tower. Photo: ArnoldBetten, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is the capital city of and the country's seventh largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. Photo: Nawalbennani, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Village
The is a kasbah in , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Hassan's Tower

Latitude
34.0241° or 34° 1' 26.9" north
Longitude
-6.8228° or 6° 49' 22" west
Elevation
32 metres (105 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
way 253426261
Geo­Names ID
9780990
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: صومعة حسان
  • Arabic: مسجد ومنارة حسان
  • Basque: Hasan Dorrea
  • Belarusian: Мінарэт Хасана
  • Bulgarian: Кула на Хасан
  • Catalan: Torre Hassan
  • Chinese: 哈散塔
  • Chinese: 哈桑塔
  • Danish: Hassan tower
  • Dutch: Hassantoren
  • Egyptian Arabic: مسجد صومعه حسان
  • English: Hassan Tower
  • French: Tour Hassan
  • French: tour Hassan
  • German: Hassan-Turm
  • Hebrew: מגדל חסאן
  • Indonesian: Menara Hassan
  • Italian: torre di Hassan
  • Japanese: ハッサン塔
  • Korean: 하산 타워
  • Korean: 하산 탑
  • Latvian: Hasana tornis
  • Moroccan Arabic: صومعة حسان
  • Polish: Wieża Hasana
  • Polish: Wieża Hassana
  • Portuguese: Torre Hassan
  • Portuguese: Torre de Haçane
  • Romanian: Turnul Hassan
  • Russian: Минарет Хасана
  • Scots: Hassan Touer
  • Spanish: Torre Hasan
  • Spanish: Torre Hasán
  • Swedish: Hassantornet
  • Ukrainian: Мінарет Хасана
  • Torre di Hassan
  • Tour Hassan صومعة حسان

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