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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco

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Attractive exterior

As another site where I was unable to enter, I did not find this to be a 'don't miss' attraction. The exterior is attractive but not more so than some of the other sites. Take a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As another site where I was unable to enter, I did not find this to be a 'don't miss' attraction. The exterior is attractive but not more so than some of the other sites. Take a look if you walk by (unless you are permitted to enter) but don't make a special trip.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An attraction indicates a place that you can go an visit but that is not the case with sites like this. Respect for the local culture and religion, dont expect to be allowed to enter, nor expect to take pictures. If you are nearby then take a peak but try not to be a gawker otherwise dont bother putting this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Only muslims are allowed inside, unfortunately. This goes for the big mosque AND the mausoleum. The outside is interesting but it's no big attraction this way.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So it's a drag for non-Muslims to not be able to go in, but if you're quick and interested in doing laps, there's a lot to be seen by peaking in repeatedly. The carpets, clocks, chandelier, and tile are all amazing!

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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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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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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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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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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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