Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

From the King’s Palace, we were taken to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Here lie the tombs of King Mohammed V and his two sons King Hassan II and Prince Abdullah. The building’s plain exterior white walls and green tiled roof betray an interior of exquisite traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. Herein lie the tombs of King Mohammed V flanked by his two sons, all of which are visible from an interior balcony. The mausoleum is open to non-Muslims but you do need to be decently dressed especially the women folks.

Facing the mausoleum is the towering minaret of the Hassan Mosque which construction was abandoned upon the death of the sultan in 1199. The minaret stands at 44m and looms over the remains of its ruined mosque, destroyed in an earthquake in 1755.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Guards on horseback guarding the exterior mausoleum grounds.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V complex. The Mausoleum is the white building with green roof.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Part of the mausoleum complex.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

The King’s tomb flanked by his two sons. There’s a person reciting the Quran at the tombs.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Visitors view the tombs from an upper deck gallery.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

What remain of the abandoned mosque. The minaret and foundations. Site is just in-front of the mausoleum.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Atlantic ocean at the back. Would have been a wonderful mosque if it was completed.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

View towards the mouth of river Bou Regreg flowing into the Atlantic ocean.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

Another section of the abandoned mosque.

Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

The South African embassy besides the mausoleum.

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