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Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II

Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This sacred resting place of their leader is not open to non-Muslims. They have recently spent a lot on upgrading it. Worth going to look at the exterior

1  Thank Doc_sol78
Reviewed 1 October 2013

As a non-Muslim you may only peep through the open door but what I saw of the courtyard was very fine in the best Moorish tradition.

1  Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This zaouia has a personal significance to me, so it will be hard to find the words to express my visits here. But, as a Muslim, I was able to enter, pray, and reflect. I loved sitting on the super-plush rugs surrounded by locals in...More

3  Thank Anika H
Reviewed 28 May 2013

You can peek in from the outside, but non-Muslims are not allowed in. You can see a bit of the tomb, and the ceiling, but otherwise it's packed with tour groups. Only go if you have a specific interest, or are looking for candles or...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 26 November 2012

beautiful site indeed,and the surrounding architecture,remiscent of the past era.You sense the spiritual awe of the place as you enter.The guards looked very grandeuir in their costumes.

2  Thank guteng1
Reviewed 21 July 2012

...however like all Mosques except one in Casa you can't go in. However you can look at it from the doorway

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Being a Pakistani, shrines are not new to me. We have them every where and i always find the practise quite strange. The Muslim faith is either for or against shrines and Moroccons seem to like them. This particular shrine is dedicated to a great...More

1  Thank buckpalace a
Reviewed 31 March 2012

The shrine was beautiful, especially all of the tilework. Even though I'm not Muslim, I still got a good view of the Shrine through the doorways. It was definitely worth seeing.

Thank agechick
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This town is pretty when seen from above, but not really worth your time to explore. Even though it's extremely sacred to the Moroccans, non-Muslims can't go in the Mosque... and there isn't that much to see. Our driver stopped here on the way back...More

Thank flamyRome
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