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Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II

Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #23 of 31 Attractions in Fes
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Novi Pazar, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you go there to see something, there is nothing realy to see, becouse it is covered and the guardian doesnt let you picture it anymore. But for spiritual being, its beautifull.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

construction going around at this place,therefore its not worth going there really,but its very close to attarrin medressa though.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This sacred resting place of their leader is not open to non-Muslims. They have recently spent a lot on upgrading it. Worth going to look at the exterior

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London, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

As a non-Muslim you may only peep through the open door but what I saw of the courtyard was very fine in the best Moorish tradition.

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Washington, D.C.
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This zaouia has a personal significance to me, so it will be hard to find the words to express my visits here. But, as a Muslim, I was able to enter, pray, and reflect. I loved sitting on the super-plush rugs surrounded by locals in their jilbabs and babouches (even the tots!). If you are Muslim and go inside, don't... More

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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You can peek in from the outside, but non-Muslims are not allowed in. You can see a bit of the tomb, and the ceiling, but otherwise it's packed with tour groups. Only go if you have a specific interest, or are looking for candles or nougat that are sold in the shops leading up to it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

beautiful site indeed,and the surrounding architecture,remiscent of the past era.You sense the spiritual awe of the place as you enter.The guards looked very grandeuir in their costumes.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

...however like all Mosques except one in Casa you can't go in. However you can look at it from the doorway

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Being a Pakistani, shrines are not new to me. We have them every where and i always find the practise quite strange. The Muslim faith is either for or against shrines and Moroccons seem to like them. This particular shrine is dedicated to a great leader and gets visitors from all over morocco. The history of Fes and its centre... More

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Landstuhl, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The shrine was beautiful, especially all of the tilework. Even though I'm not Muslim, I still got a good view of the Shrine through the doorways. It was definitely worth seeing.

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