The Hassan Tower in Rabat is the symbol of the Moroccan capital. Its building and construction were purchased in 1196 by Sultan Yacoub el Mansour. Its purpose was to develop the second-biggest mosque worldwide, after the Samarra Mosque in Iraq.
Its turret was to come to a head at 60 meters, yet work stopped at 40 meters after the death of the sultan. Today, this unfinished tower has an around-the-world track record.
At the plaza of the Hassan Tower in Rabat is the Mohamed V mausoleum, where King Mohammed V and his two children, Moulay Abdallah (who passed away on December 20, 1983) and Hassan II (who passed away on July 30, 1999), rest.
The building and construction of this mausoleum took 10 years, from 1961 to 1971. It is a pure architectural marvel with its pyramid-shaped roofing and its white Italian marble.
Visitors can reach the burial chamber via a huge staircase, and they can observe the sarcophagus of King Mohammed V as well as the two burial places of his boys from a kind of veranda.
Memorize the pictures in your heads; pictures are banned.