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Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled...more
600 Metres From N13, Rissani 52450, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a relatively new mausoleum and I think you can skip it. It's surrounded by people trying to sell you things and it is really quite annoying. They do not follow you into the Mausoleum but they do follow you into the ksar.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice peaceful ambiance- beautiful garden, and doors - built for the founder of the alawite dynasty - worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The exterior is nice but the interior is the real star. Palm trees abound. All roads lead to a fountain in the middle. There is some nice tile work. The mausoleum itself cannot be visited by tourists but the entire complex exudes reverence. Moulay Ali...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Rissani is a small rural town in SE Morocco near Erfoud and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. If you are in the area, it is worth spending a couple of hours to soak up some of the earlier history of Morocco. The mausoleum is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited as part of a tour. As usual, it is decorated with beautiful tilework and an enclosed garden with numerous date trees loaded with dates. Many bees were drinking water from a fountain!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were met and shown around by a helpful gentleman - not hassle, no fee, just lots of information, so we gladly contributed. We learnt that had it not been prayer time, we would have been able to go inside the Mosque. Outside we were...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is such an amazing tomb even though we were only allowed a view of the gardens. Do see, but only with a guide.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WWTraveller26
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Worth to visit! The tomb area is the festival of light and color! The tomb area is not accessible to non-Muslims though!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BehzadM843
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This attraction has a nice central courtyard with a fountain in the middle. The mosaic tile is very decorative. Moulay Ali Cherif was the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco and is considered a Holy man. This mausoleum was opened to non-Muslims by King...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The mausoleum is a nice place to visit. We found a guide at the entrance that was willing to show us around. However nothing was allowed to visit for non-muslims, besides the garden. Fortunately the guide not only explained to us what we were seeing,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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