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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Very impressive decoration

The door, and what we saw through it, was pure splendour. Very richly decorated. Would have loved to get really in;

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The door, and what we saw through it, was pure splendour. Very richly decorated. Would have loved to get really in;

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Although only Muslims can enter, you can look in from the outside to your heart's content. This is one of Morocco's most holy sites and multiple entrances allow lots of views into the beautiful shrine. Just that little bit is worth the time. One of the most beautiful places we visited in Morocco and my favorite place in Fez.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I have to admit that as a Muslim I was allowed to enter this site. I do wonder why non-muslims are not allowed as they would be at any other mosque (apart from Mecca and Medina). Whilst this is speculation, I believe that if this was allowed to become just another tourist site, it would lose its spiritual essence for... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The most important place to stop by at the Medina of Fez Morocco. This is the Tomb of the builder of the city centuries ago. Great architecture, perfect ceramic work, great candles collection.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Interesting history and amazing vestibule but, like many of the attractions in Fes, off-limits to non-Muslims. Such a shame as the interior looks quite promising.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Not easy to find though it's steps away from the main street and off-limits to non-muslims, it's still worth looking at through the many big doors.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Another location in Fes where non Muslims are allowed to enter so you can only get a photo from the doorway. Total waste of time and effort. No idea how people can rate attractions like this so highly when it's blatant discrimination.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

the restauration of the bulding is a bit too flashy for my taste and it is not possible to enter when your not muslim.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Non muslims are not allowed inside but it's very worthwhile to take a peak. The interior is stunning.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

What it is: The zaouia (a French transcription of the Arabic word, pronounced "za-wee-ya") is a mausoleum of a Muslim saint or spiritual figure that is part of a larger religious complex. Historically, these complexes acted as charitable foundations that could also perform civic functions. Moulay Idris II founded the city of Fez at the beginning of the 9th century... More 

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