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.
Guards on horseback guarding the exterior mausoleum grounds.
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V complex. The Mausoleum is the white building with green roof.
Part of the mausoleum complex.
The King’s tomb flanked by his two sons. There’s a person reciting the Quran at the tombs.
Visitors view the tombs from an upper deck gallery.
What remain of the abandoned mosque. The minaret and foundations. Site is just in-front of the mausoleum.
Atlantic ocean at the back. Would have been a wonderful mosque if it was completed.
View towards the mouth of river Bou Regreg flowing into the Atlantic ocean.
Another section of the abandoned mosque.
The South African embassy besides the mausoleum.
Other posts from this blog :
- Day 4 - Sky Garden, London
- Day 10 – All Saints Co Ltd, Portobello, London, England
- Day 8 – Paddington, London, England
- Day 15 – Paris, France to Amsterdam, Holland
- Wind Farm, Albany, Western Australia