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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

67 Reviews
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Ed C wrote a review May 2020
Arlington, Virginia710 contributions187 helpful votes
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Our tour stopped at the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum. This is the final resting place of the founder of the (current) Moroccan Alawite dynasty and several of his sons. While the elaborate gate and court yard is open to all, the mausoleum itself and the attached mosque are off limits to non-Muslims. It is possible to look into the mosque through its doors. The building is actually a relatively recent construct. The original was heavily damaged by flooding and restored / rebuilt in the late 1950s and early 1960s. While we were there one of the local individuals demonstrated how a Tuareg Berber headdress is wound around the head.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review Feb 2020
Manresa, Spain8,032 contributions781 helpful votes
Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum is located inside the Mosque of Rissani, a town near Merzouga Desert, in Morocco. This Mausoleum is closed to no Muslims, so we only could see the courtyard of the Mosque, which is very beautiful and we see this mausoleum from outside. In fact, the Arabic architecture is very beautiful. It is a very nice place.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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milliesmum2016 wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand1,803 contributions320 helpful votes
Peaceful,quiet, cool, green, restful and sacred, this is a lovely visit. Not unique in Morocco but lovely just the same. Of course, unless you are Muslim you cannot visit the whole complex but the courtyard garden and arcades are very lovely.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Maria B wrote a review Apr 2019
Mississauga, Canada303 contributions142 helpful votes
Beautiful place. What a lot of wonderful plants and though we couldn't get to go inside the tomb area we stood out and took alot of pictures. The place is so aesthetically done and very peaceful too.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Karen S wrote a review Apr 2019
New York City, New York5,186 contributions459 helpful votes
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The mausoleum and mosque is only open for Moslem visitors but we got a peek of the inner courtyard. It was so peaceful and quiet. There were a lot of people but as the place is so big you didn’t feel crowded
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Date of experience: April 2019
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