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“Kairaouine Mosque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)
Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes, Morocco
00212601585030
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Ranked #18 of 56 things to do in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
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“Kairaouine Mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stunning and beautifully preserved...we are not allowed in of course as non Muslims. Locals are very friendly and many speak good english.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful but can't see much of it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The building is marvellous, the decorations were hand craft by the local artisans by carving cedar tree and plaster. there are always people on the main entrance who control that no muslims do not get in the mosque. They open and close the gate and allow people to take pictures from outside. The mosque is one of the most ancient of medina.

Visited December 2012
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“A peek into the past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We visited the Kairaouine only briefly. It is beautiful. Be sure to note the craftsmanship displayed in the mosaics and carved boarders.

Visited November 2012
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“Got a little peek inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We weren't allowed to go inside, of course. But we were able to see inside the courtyard where men were washing their feet. We walked all around the old walls and looked at the doors.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful from the outside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Couldnt go inside but was pretty incredible to see from the outside - a must see whilst in fez.

Having a guide was useful as he explained when it was built etc Although there is an information plaque on the main entrance.

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