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“University”

Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)
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Fez Guided Day Tour from Casablanca
Ranked #13 of 79 things to do in Fes
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Owner description: Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
Montville, New Jersey
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“University”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

One of oldest muslim universities, worth hearing history. Building has withstood time and a classic example of architecture.

Visited July 2013
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“Glimpses through the front gate”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Being non Muslims we could only peek into the this old university..... But hear the history here and take a glimpse into a different lifestyle whose values are so strong. Actually a peek is ideal ..... Leaving some mystic about this place inspired by the elegance of what you can see .. And what you can't.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Oldest university in the world!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Cant believe this is the oldest university in the world! Did you know it was founded by a woman? It has gone thru everything and then some.. and it is now a mosque. Unfortunately, i only had a quick photo stop from the outside. Didnt have time to explore further. Worth a visit just to have a sense of the historical value behind it!

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“If you are Muslim and can get in, worth a visit...”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I wish this site was open to non-Muslims, but the main mosque is not. Its well worth a quick visit, and you can peer in from adjoining properties, but better to go to one of the madrases as a non-Muslim...

Visited January 2013
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“No non-muslims allowed”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were super excited to visit this mosque, but unfortunately they don't allow any non-muslims into the Mosque. We did get a peep through the doors and it looked lovely. It is wonderful to stroll down the alleys of the medina, even if one doesn't get to visit all the places of interest.

Visited April 2013
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