This courtyard just outside the mausoleum of former King Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco is another fine example of beautiful architecture found throughout many parts of the country. Pity about the air conditioning units along the wall behind the fountain. Knowing their climate, this is probably a concession to the vagaries of challenging temperatures.
Below I’ve included several close-up photos of details on the wall at the rear of the courtyard.
The inside of the mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco was one of the many magnificent buildings we visited on our tour of the country. From the outside it looks like many other beautiful buildings, but once inside the true beauty of this monument can be fully appreciated, as shown in today’s photos.
The photo above shows the amazing artwork in the domed ceiling. The first one below shows details of the mosaics on the walls. The final two photos today show the detail of the fountain in the courtyard just outside.
From the outside the mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco is another beautiful building – there is no shortage of beautiful architecture in these great cities.
Once you move inside however, the level of beauty rises to another level entirely. It is magnificent. Words do not do it justice, so I’ll let my camera do the talking.
The last place we visited while in Rabat was the mausoleum of Mohammed V. He was born in 1909 and was sultan of Morocco from 1927 until 1953 when he was exiled. On his return from exile in 1955 he was again recognised as the sultan until he became king in 1957. He remained king until his death in 1961 and is buried in the magnificent mausoleum shown in today’s photos. In the coming days I will shown more of this magnificent building, both inside and outside.