Inaugurated in 1967, the mausoleum first housed independent Morocco's first king, Muhammad 5 (who died 1961). Later, the second king, Hassan 2 and his brother, Moulay Abdallah have been buried here too.
The mausoleum is built with the finest materials and with the best craftsmen of its time. Yet, fascinatingly enough, it is designed by a Vietnamese architect. There is plenty to take in on a walk through, and is open to non-Muslims even if it has the status of being a Muslim shrine. Admission is free.