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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
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"oldest university"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 10 reviews
"prayer times"
in 4 reviews
"tile work"
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"take pictures"
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"old city"
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"muslim"
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"worshippers"
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"praying"
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"grandeur"
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"mosaics"
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"islam"
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"library"
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"study"
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"glimpse"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque may be beautiful - and historic, but the non Muslim public is only able to see the outside and take photos from the outside. So a "visit" is all of 3 minutes. If you have a good guide, s/he may be able to...More

Thank Vernonia
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Although an undeniably important site from a historical perspective, unless you are Muslim you cannot enter the grounds. The mosque entrance is only opened for worshippers (if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse), and the fabled library is only open to students of...More

Thank RDG1233
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is an important mosque...well the library is. It is the oldest continuously operating library in the world, from the 1100s and was established by a woman. You can't visit the library unless you make special arrangements and this will take about 2-3 months.Organise this...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The mosques and other religious memorials in Fes are open to have a look at unlike elsewhere in Morocco. A short history of the building and its purpose is usually posted by the entrance both in French and English. Inside you can see locals sitting...More

Thank Heli P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Regardless of that it is a praying place and has its own greatness. The Mosque characterized by its wonderful and grandeur architectural design. The mosque been built in the 8th century, and later on it became a religious university.Non Muslims can not enter the place...More

Thank sanikoli
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Exquisite Mosque. Beguiling architecture and tile-work. Left me speechless. A real jewel of a place of faith.b

Thank gelvisblue
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

absolutely mesmerising with its blue tiling, its architectural decorations, its grandeur that is totally hidden behind a modest facade overlooking the outer street

Thank Taher L
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Full of history and grandeur. This Mosque is wonderful. Such a nice place to pray and reflect. It has a special feeling. Non Muslim tourist are not allowed in but can be seen in groups outside the doors taking photos. I attended the Friday Khutbah...More

Thank Abdullah_DeLancey
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The main mosque in the Medina is very beautifully built. Visiting times restricted when prayers take place but plenty of time during day to visit

Thank Yasir K
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Got shouted at upon entry asking if I was Muslim. I am not so I wasn’t allowed in. That’s fine but no need to shout and cause a scene.

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