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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

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Address: Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, 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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This peaceful place is a great Mosque to visit and to pray in. Bring the kids and take a tour so that they can learn how ancient people lived and learned about their religion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time. I was amazed by the architecture and the design inside. This is one of the oldest university in the world. We had a local guide that helped us a lot and showed us around.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This peaceful place is a great Mosque to visit and to pray in. Bring the kids and take a tour so that they can learn how ancient people lived and learned about their religion.

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Amman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is one of the most charming and breathtaking places in Morocco that you shouldn’t miss, but my serious advise to have a reputable guide instead of being attracted and bothered by various sellers and deceitful guys following you everywhere. I also advise you to visit the old shops but beware also from the insistence sellers who will try... More 

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Thank Firas J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

it is the oldest university in the world (madressah- in Arabic which just means place of learning not what u generally hear in the media lol) and started by a woman. Yes a Muslim woman around 1100 years ago... But it's not accessible to non Muslims like many of the mosques don't know why :-\ Though u can see into... More 

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Thank Ruman A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First lets make clear that I did not see much of the mosque for obvious reasons. I am not muslim so I did not get to go inside, even with the locals saying "just say you are and go in". It seems temptingly innocent, but it is also equally disrespectful. What I did get to see from the side gate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Beautiful mosque from 11C, built by Fatima el Fihri, who gave the money from the property left from her father. The architercture is unique. We can see just the entrance, because it can be visited only by muslims.

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Thank Barbara M
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

but this one can be visited only by muslim except maybe the old library that is about to reopen . An incredible piece of art and architecture. Don't miss it. the Oldest university in the word they say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been to. The architecture is so unique. It is the oldest university in the world and I was priviledged enough to be able

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

You get a real feel for Moroccan architecture -- but don't expect to go inside if you are not a Muslim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing mosque well when you are in fez go to this beautiful mosque , don't miss it And it's the oldest university in the world

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