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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

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Address: Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 00212601585030
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Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest...

Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.

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University karaoienne

Known as the Most important mosque university 🎓 in all morocco, beautiful architecture but is pity for no Muslim that can't go inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tinsukia, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well its pretty to look at and in being the oldest existing continually running institute must have a lot of history attached to it. But just for a peek through its many entrances its a waste of time. One must try to find a place to stand on a busy & a narrow street of the Medina to do so.... More 

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fes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the mosque kairauine is very nice place you moslims to nice place for reading quran and worship and nice for visitors is very amazing place awesome art and historic is in the heart old city of fes

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Fes, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most important and beautiful mosques in the Muslim world, the King of Morocco often comes to pray here.The exterior has just been renovated and is quite stunning, though somehow has lost some of its faded charm, it's perhaps too brightly coloured now. You are able to peek through it's many large doorways to get some idea of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Known as the Most important mosque university 🎓 in all morocco, beautiful architecture but is pity for no Muslim that can't go inside

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Thank johnathanna
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not open to non-Muslims, you may be able to peak inside. The interior is quite beautiful. The entrance way we were allowed into had a beautiful ceiling and doors.

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San Juan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is just ok. You can view it from a balcony. The details, like any other mosque is beautiful. It is in the heart of the medina.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Qaraouiyine Mosque has been expanded, decorated and restored many times over the millennia and its long history. Founded in the mid ninth century, this mosque, is the most emblematic symbol, and a true icon of Moroccan architecture. We were luckily enough to be here during the “Festival of the sheep”, so even the streets were deserted most of the... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My husband went to pray on friday at the Mosque along with many many others. I watched men arriving and wshing. It was very inspiring!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Just stroll around with or without guide, it is lovely and quiet and amazing artistically, quite cool in the heat of the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were fortunate to find all the doors wide open so we could look into the mosque and see the gorgeous decoration from many different sides. It is exquisite.

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