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“Sacred place”

Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II
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Private Tour: Guided Walking Tour in Fez
Ranked #38 of 74 things to do in Fes
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Pretoria, South Africa
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sacred place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A treasure only for Muslims to enjoy”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2013
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Washington, D.C.
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The clocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 their jilbabs and babouches (even the tots!). If you are Muslim and go inside, don't forget to look up! I love that men and women can pray in the same space - we were separated, of course, but the woman have just as much space on the same floor as the men do, a common theme in Fes. I visited a few times...

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Only go if you have a special interest”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 nougat that are sold in the shops leading up to it.

Visited May 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“tomb of previous king”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2012
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