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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

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Address: Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes, 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank AhuvafromTX
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I like how peaceful and clean the place is. The tranquility can be felt and i like that the history of this place is ery meaningful.

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We couldn't go in as we are not Muslim but we got to see inside and experience the people. Definitely a nice experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see on the Fes medina tour. Unfortunately non-Muslims can only catch glimpses of the vast spaces inside, which is a shame since it looks truly impressive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The building itself is certainly beautiful. It's a pity however that non-Muslims are not allowed inside. You can just catch some glimpses from the entrance but that really is not sufficient. Again, it's a great pity that not everyone is allowed inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building with highly intricate tile work and plaster carvings, said to be the site of the oldest university in the world. Like most Moroccan buildings, it's very non-descript on the outside, keeping the rich decorations for the interior only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

There are many mosques within the medina, but this is the one you must see. The complex houses what is said to be the oldest university in the world being established in 859. One cannot enter the mosque itself unless of the Muslim religion. However, we were there at prayer time and caught a glimpse inside. The courtyard is very... More 

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