Why Should you Visit Mecca
Above all, it is important for any traveller to take into account that in Saudi Arabia, the Islamic faith is the state religion.
Mecca, which hosts the Hajj pilgrimage, is by far the largest recipient of tourism in Saudi Arabia. The cities of Riyadh and Jeddah are beginning to open to foreign visitors.
Here are the reasons why you should visit Mecca.
1. Mecca, the heart of the Muslim world
The most sacred city of Islam, Mecca is home to the Masjid al-Haram mosque where every year there is a great pilgrimage that attracts Muslims from all countries, the hajj. At the heart of the mosque is the Kaaba, the stone cube to which Muslims turn to pray, which would have been, according to tradition, built first by Adam, then Abraham, and also Muhammad the Prophet. Built before the advent of Islam, the Kaaba was filled with idols later destroyed by Muhammad, who kept only the Black Stone, a meteoritic stone embedded in a corner of the cube, considering it as a gift from God.