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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

600 Metres From N13, Rissani 52450, Morocco
+212 670-912536
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Part of the tourist circuit in Rissani

Rissani is a small rural town in SE Morocco near Erfoud and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. If you are... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
J0anned568
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Canberra, Australia
Peaceful and beautiful setting

We visited as part of a tour. As usual, it is decorated with beautiful tilework and an enclosed... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Rod F
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled Marrakech. Founded in A.D. 757 On the banks overlooking the Oued Ziz, a river in the oasis region of the Sahara desert, Sijilmassa grew wealthy and powerful during the Middle Ages as a gold-trade-route city strategically located at the exit-point of the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade route -- which extended from the Niger River in the Sudan to Tangier in northern Morocco.
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600 Metres From N13, Rissani 52450, Morocco
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Rissani is a small rural town in SE Morocco near Erfoud and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. If you are in the area, it is worth spending a couple of hours to soak up some of the earlier history of Morocco. The mausoleum is a...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited as part of a tour. As usual, it is decorated with beautiful tilework and an enclosed garden with numerous date trees loaded with dates. Many bees were drinking water from a fountain!

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were met and shown around by a helpful gentleman - not hassle, no fee, just lots of information, so we gladly contributed. We learnt that had it not been prayer time, we would have been able to go inside the Mosque. Outside we were...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is such an amazing tomb even though we were only allowed a view of the gardens. Do see, but only with a guide.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Worth to visit! The tomb area is the festival of light and color! The tomb area is not accessible to non-Muslims though!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This attraction has a nice central courtyard with a fountain in the middle. The mosaic tile is very decorative. Moulay Ali Cherif was the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco and is considered a Holy man. This mausoleum was opened to non-Muslims by King...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The mausoleum is a nice place to visit. We found a guide at the entrance that was willing to show us around. However nothing was allowed to visit for non-muslims, besides the garden. Fortunately the guide not only explained to us what we were seeing,...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

For a non-Muslim, the visit is worth 5 or 10 minutes, as the mosque and mausoleum are off-limits. However, the courtyard is beautiful with lost of plants and trees.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

nice hestory molay ali charif family of the king mohamed V grand father tum this place not far of city center of rissani

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

so nice its has a lot of meaning in rissani granfather the family of the king it imazing herstory and that area has lovely people

Thank Maroc M
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