Morocco – the Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat

It was still drizzling as we headed for the Mausoleum. but that did not put us off too much even though it spoilt the photos a bit.

We stopped to overlook the Rabat Opera House, designed by the late and much missed Zaha Hadid.

We then had a look at the Hassan Tower which is the minaret of an incomplete mosque. In front of the tower were the columns of the uncompleted mosque. This were robbed from Volubilis and I wished they’d left them there.

The Mausoleum was guarded by ceremonial guards with very ornate rifles.

I guess they were worried someone might steal the body of Mohammed V. It was very ornate with its lavish decoration.