Mosque and Mausoleum of Mohammed V

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Boulevard Abi Regreg, Rabat, Morocco

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Johnpro Johnpro
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Nice Mausoleum ! Jan 07, 2011
Hassan Tower or Tour Hassan is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, Morocco. Begun in 1195, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque, also intended to be the world's largest. The tower, made of red sandstone, along with the remains of the mosque and the modern Mausoleum of Mohammed V, forms an important historical and tourist complex in Rabat.

The Mausoleum of Mohamed V is located in the Yacoub Al Mansour Square and stands across from the Hassan Tower, another building that was commission by King Hassan II. It is easily recognizable by its white walls and green-tiled roof.

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. Here visitors and locals are able to pay their respect to these leaders and marvel at the detailed and beautifully designed mausoleum. It is both a tomb and a mosque and the Mohamed V Mausoleum is one of the few holy places that are open to the public.

The pictures from outside are Hassan Tower and inside the Mohamed V Mausoleum .

Some photos to have a look !
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Johnpro says:
thank you Jahangir for the comment :)
Yes is a good highlight for Rabat !
Posted on: Jan 07, 2012
jaaf says:
yep.. lovely place to visit
Posted on: Jan 06, 2012
Johnpro says:
Thank you too for reading and the comment :)
Posted on: Dec 14, 2011
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Well worth visiting if you are in Rabat Nov 19, 2010
This site has to be one of the most impressive places to visit if you are in Rabat, and I highly recommend you stop by if you are near.

Mohammed V passed away in 1961, and this site was built in his honour and as his resting place.

No expense has been spared. Lashings of marble, ornate Arabic script and a stunning dome at the top, the site is just a work of art and takes your breath away.

I really like the guards that are dotted around the site, two at the gate, four outside the main building and four inside. Their uniforms are rather grand and they give a touch of solemnity and authority to the place, as if to remind you that you are in the presence of a beloved past monarch.

If you go, I recommend that you are silent or speak in a respectful manner, only if necessary and always in a very quiet noise. The place deserves respect, and it's annoying to see the atmosphere ruined by loud-mouthed tourists!

Visually impressive and breathtaking, the mosque and mausoleum has been built to last and is worthy of a visit.
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