Constructed in 1971 in Alaouite architecture as a final resting place for modern Morocco’s first post-independence king, Mohammad V. Also containing the tombs of his two sons, King Hassan II, and Prince Abdallah, this is Morocco’s primary modern royal burial site. The King chose its location nicely, on a hill overlooking the Kasbah and the Corniche. However, it is also the location of the unfinished Hassan Tower or Tour de Hassan. The 44 metres high tower was constructed in 1199 AD, as what was intended to be the tallest minaret in the world and the largest mosque. The project never finished as its patriarch died half way through, leaving more than 200 unfinished columns in what is now the, effectively, the Mausoleum’s courtyard.