Mohammed V Mausoleum


The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a masterpiece of modern Moroccan architecture, is a mausoleum located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower, on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat, Morocco.

It is not only a perfectly preserved example of the Alaouite dynasty’s architectural style, but it is the final resting place of three significant members of the royal family containing the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.

Mohammed V was the sultan of Morocco for two periods – 1927 to 1953 and 1957 to 1961.

Built in the 1950s and inaugurated six years after the death of Mohammed V in 1961, the seemingly plain exterior of white walls and typical green-tiled roof contrasts deeply with the elaborately ornamented interior.

Morocco’s exquisite traditional craftsmanship is one of the main features guarded within the walls of the mausoleum, with magnificent zellij mosaics rising from marble floors to a ceiling of hand-carved cedar wood and gold leaf.

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