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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

600 metres from N13, Rissani, Morocco
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Rissani
Type: Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A highlight during our exploration of Rissani was visiting the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum. The entrance to the mausoleum complex is a huge gate with a smaller jagged patterned doorway. Upon initial observation, this Mausoleum appears to be a bit more simplistic in design and decoration than some of the other Mausoleums we visited. However, the tile work is intricate... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The mausoleum does not merit going out of your way, but if you are already in the vicinity, you will enjoy a few minutes visiting this serene little spot. The important parts are ahead to the left when you walk in, but as a non-Muslim, you can only go so far in to those rooms, so ask. There is a... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went here while on our tour of Morocco and it was a great surprise. It's on the edge of Rissani on the way to Erg Chebbi. As soon as we walked through the gates we were surprised at how lush the courtyard was. It was a great break from the heat of the day and a really relaxing stop.... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A great little place, hidden away from major touristic attractions (the dunes), worth a visit. You need about half an hour to soak in its atmosphere and marvel at its decoration. They might ask you to contribute something (depending on the guardian).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Its a nice mausoleum especially the main gate with beautiful carved door n plaster work. Could not go inside as i think its not allowed or only for people living there...but worth checking in and ask the guards to let in.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The mausoleum is signposted from the main road (N13) and is easy to find. It is open to non-muslims (although the small mosque - a room off the courtyard is not open for non-muslims, although you can see in). Do not be put off by the lack of activity at the closed entrance gates - there are relatively few visitors... More

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