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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
+212 601-585030
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Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
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Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
+212 601-585030
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably one of the oldest Universities in the world! I liked the fact that only muslims can enter. This shows how respectful they are with there religion! Turisms must respect that too. It can be difficult to find but also possible without a guide. But...More

Thank antoniocotao
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like the Medersa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque had an incredibly serene atmosphere , beautiful zileej tilework and beautiful fountains. It was so lovely to see that the university was still in use and to see the classes which were happening as we were there....More

Thank Naba Masad A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't actually enter the prayer halls, but you can enter the mosaic courtyards, providing you enter through the gates for non Muslims. It's well worth seeing (for free), but you won't be made to feel very welcome.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our guided tour around Fes. Another beautiful mosque with amazing architecture and doors.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Architecture is amazing from the woodwork to the plaster work to the mosaic tiles... definitely worth going to see however for non muslims entrance is not allowed as it is strictly for praying...one can view from the entrance..

Thank AmBand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If visited.on friday the 14 doors are opened at 12 (only on fridays) and we can see all the interior as the turists are not allowed to go in

Thank PatriciaJesus
Reviewed 1 November 2017

open at certain times of the day. very beautiful building. breath taking archetecture. high recomment visiting it if in fes

Thank Khadija M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The architecture of this mosque is beautiful. I throughly enjoyed praying in the masjid. I believe non Muslims are not allowed to enter it and were taking photos from outside.

Thank Fuz27
Reviewed 30 June 2017

You're charged 20 dirham pp (about US$2) It used to be a place where people went to study more about the Qur'an, now is just used as a Mosque. You can just visit the small yard, the others areas are only for the Muslims pray.

Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Right in the center of everything and it stands out from the white exterior and minaret but it is not really open for visits by non-Muslims so I really cannot say too much about it. If you are walking by (which we were as part...More

Thank wacotom
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22 February 2015|
Response from torpedo48 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not: every part of the university is off-limits for non-Muslims.