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Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

we went here as part of our tour and only got to see it from the outside. Would have been great to actually get to go in

Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed yesterday

The Fes Medina was the most well preserved place I ever seen and is still populated and functional as it was 1000 years ago. This mosque was a very important learning center of this old town.

Thank paullamar69
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was established since 859. Place for 20 000 people. Only islam religious people may entry inside, we only see part of inside place from the street.

1  Thank milankov
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the inviting and warm place people could come to relax,socialize and offer thanks. Center fountain open for taking of the waters.

Thank WanderingJew
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get glimpses through open doors. If you are very polite and your wife is covered they let you go as far as the first step. Also worth hunting views of all the green roofs from terraces of medina restaurants.

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have loved to enter to see inside but only had glimpses from outside. This is a historic & remarkable place! We walked by & got information from our tour guide

Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have said you have to peak through the doors. It is the oldest university in the world. So lots of history. To bad we couldn’t just walk into the courtyard with a guide to instruct us.

Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A jewel of Moroccan Muslim architecture. The sekkayas (fountains) for ablutions are of a beautiful marble. The patio at the entrance is unique in its craftsmanship.

Thank KMAS293732
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The history of this mosque is very interesting. It is a university located in Fez, Morocco. It is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree-awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records and is sometimes referred to as...More

2  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This mosque is definitely beautiful, from a quick peek that is possible to have from outside, but unfortunately being non-muslim it's not allowed to step in, and that's a bit sad sine it precludes visitors to admire its beauty.

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