The Hassan silo is considered to be one of the most historic buildings that won great reputation. Those distinguished and famous silo are located in the Moroccan capital Rabat, which was built in the era of the Almohads state. The “Hassan Mosque” was established based on the order of Jacob Mansour in 593 AH / 1198-1198. AD and knows that the Hassan Mosque site has been added by the UNESCO World Heritage Site to this mosque for a preliminary list on July 1, 1995 AD in the category of culture.
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The reason for naming Hassan silo by this name:
The Hassan Silo was named after the Great Mosque, which is known as the Hassan Mosque, which is one of the largest and most famous Islamic mosques in the Arab and Islamic world. The Hassan Mosque was named by this name in relation to the Bani Hassan tribe who lived in the Rabat region at the time. As for the silo, it is affiliated with each of the battalion silo. Marrakech “and the Khairald Silo in“ Seville ”which is one of the greatest and most famous silos that denote the majesty of the Islamic Mosque and the greatness of its design. And again Check “between them and be more famous than them, it is located northeast of Rabat.
Hassan Tower :
The silos take the shape of the square and reach a height of about 44 meters and have an inner twisted lead that leads to the top, and this silo contains about six rooms, these rooms are divided into layers. the twelfth century
It has been said that the width of the al-Manar wall is approximately two and a half meters, and the width of the images is also one and a half meters high and nine meters high. The Hassan lighthouse differs from all the lighthouses in other Moroccan mosques, as it corresponds to the mihrab in a straight line while the other lighthouses usually fold in one of the two corners of the wall opposite the mihrab wall
It was designed in this way to give the mosque the distinctive engineering character from the others and next to the mosque there is a group of shrines, which belong to the Moroccan monarch, “King Mohammed V” and “King Hassan II” and Moulay Abdullah. These shrines were distinguished from others by the original engineering design and also decorated with decorations Attractive Islamic from the outside, as well as decorated from the inside with a large collection of ancient Islamic motifs, and each shrine has four doors, including the “Gate of the Spirit”, and this door is one of the most beautiful and most beautiful doors and at each door there stands a guard wearing Moroccan dress.
There is also a large garden silo that includes many roses, flowers and delightful trees. Fountains, which are designed in an old traditional way, and also many and many old traditional lamps, and therefore, the visitor of the silo at night sees the magic of heritage, especially with this strong lighting directed towards the silo.
Hassan silo building materials:
The Hassan silo was built from the materials and raw materials that were used to build Andalusia in Morocco. The most powerful and durable materials were chosen to resist the humidity of the air and humidity coming from the direction of the Atlantic Ocean. These materials include “carved stone – sandstone – plaster – marble – wood”. It was built by Yousef Al-Mansour.
Hassan Mosque consists of:
- Prayer House: This house includes about eighteen kiosks, and the kiosks are distributed on the sides of the house three, and on the north are seven kiosks. As for the rest, they mediate the house and form the house in a Latin letter t.
- Mosque columns: The mosque contains about four hundred columns and has sixteen entrances. These entrances are distributed on the “western, eastern and northern” sides as well.
- The niche of the mosque:Since this mosque was a place of work for the Franks prisoners. Faisal, the height of the mihrab is about three meters in width and is equal to it.
- The nave of the mosque: This nave is equal to the area of the prayer house and contains a group of wells and its length is approximately sixty-nine meters and a width of twenty-eight meters.