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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
+212 601-585030
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Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
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Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
+212 601-585030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kairaouine Mosque is positioned in heart of the oldest part of Fes el Bali. If you happen to be anywhere on hills above city or in the most of rooftops in medina you will most likely be able to recognize area by the big minarets...More

3  Thank NikolaCelic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only saw it from the outside as non Muslims are not allowed to go inside. But it was very beautiful!

Thank Trishna N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wasn't able to get inside as prayers time was going on when I was there. Not sure if you are allowed in at other times. architecture and colourful ceramic tiles are gorgeous

Thank ogalls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one of the old university here.A pretty mosque of local design and paint work.You need a guide to elaborate.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Probably one of the oldest Universities in the world! I liked the fact that only muslims can enter. This shows how respectful they are with there religion! Turisms must respect that too. It can be difficult to find but also possible without a guide. But...More

Thank antoniocotao
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Like the Medersa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque had an incredibly serene atmosphere , beautiful zileej tilework and beautiful fountains. It was so lovely to see that the university was still in use and to see the classes which were happening as we were there....More

Thank Naba Masad A
Reviewed 9 December 2017

You can't actually enter the prayer halls, but you can enter the mosaic courtyards, providing you enter through the gates for non Muslims. It's well worth seeing (for free), but you won't be made to feel very welcome.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was part of our guided tour around Fes. Another beautiful mosque with amazing architecture and doors.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Architecture is amazing from the woodwork to the plaster work to the mosaic tiles... definitely worth going to see however for non muslims entrance is not allowed as it is strictly for praying...one can view from the entrance..

Thank AmBand
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If visited.on friday the 14 doors are opened at 12 (only on fridays) and we can see all the interior as the turists are not allowed to go in

Thank PatriciaJesus
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22 February 2015|
Response from torpedo48 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not: every part of the university is off-limits for non-Muslims.