The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and his brother Moulay Rachid, made a trip immortalised by the royal press. The sovereign went to pay his respects yesterday Friday at the tomb of the late King Mohammed V.
On the occasion of the 10th day of the blessed month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the death of the « Father of the Nation » and first sultan of the Alaouite dynasty, the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, went to the mausoleum of Mohammed V, which is located on the esplanade of the Hassan Tower and overlooking the mouth of the Bouregreg river, for prayers and tributes to the illustrious departed on February 26, 1961, informs the Moroccan press.
« His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Mouminine, may God assist him, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, paid his respects on Friday at the tomb of the late HM King Mohammed V, on the occasion of the 10th day of the holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the death of the Father of the Nation, may God surround him with His infinite mercy, » the royal statement said.
The mausoleum houses the tombs of King Mohammed V, former Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef (1957-1961) and his sons, Prince Moulay Abdallah and King Hassan II. It was designed by the Vietnamese architect Eric Vo Toan, before being erected between 1961 and 1971, 10 years of work in which 400 Moroccan craftsmen collaborated. The building is characterised by its classical Moroccan architecture.
Since 2012, the mausoleum, which houses the tombs of King Mohammed V, is part of the set of sites in Rabat inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural property.