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Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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"islamic school"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"carved cedar"
in 4 reviews
"prayer hall"
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"stucco walls"
in 3 reviews
"tour guide to explain"
in 2 reviews
"main courtyard"
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"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"intricate details"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"little details"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"non muslims"
in 5 reviews
"old city"
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"carvings"
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"calligraphy"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't get inside but since doors were opened we could see it a little but. Lovely place! And worth a visit if we coukd

Thank jumanufer
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was the most delicate and precise carving of wood and plaster that can be found. It is small but is apparently very important in the world of Islamic architecture.

Thank tom l
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Historic place to visit. Every little details are breathtaking. I would suggest to have a tour guide to explain the details in order to get full detailed information

Thank Sabrina D
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Attarine medersa was built on orders of Marinid Sultan Uthman II in 1325 and it is located in the spiritual centre of Fes, near the Qarawiyin Mosque. Marinids were patrons of madrasas, with goal of promoting Sunni teachings to counterbalance thriving local Sufi practices. Medersa...More

6  Thank NikolaCelic
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Visited when we were in Fez and this was the second medersa I wanted to see after Bou Inania. Sadly the weather wasn't great, and the terrace was not open - would have had a view of the Kairaouine mosque and medina, if so. The...More

1  Thank doofvfood
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

A good place for the tourist to spend time. A pretty well designed building. Use a guide otherwise you waste time.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Inside the medina, this medersa is possibly the most beautiful and interesting building to visit. It's also a calm oasis inside the craziness of the walled city. There is a fee of MD20 to visit (about $US2) but it's well worth it. Cash only.

1  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary architecture, a beautiful building and well maintained too. You will at once feel it like a oasis of calm and you can hardly hear the busy outside world. Enjoy the use of tiles, cedar wood as well as stucco walls combined fantastic. It is...More

3  Thank springbank
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you miss Ali Ben Youssef in Marrakech, you could find something similar here. We had a good guide explaining all the artwork, archtecture and background of the college which was very impressive.

Thank Ying Z
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Medersa are scattered throughout the Medina but this is the only one you can enter. A guide is recommended to understand the dramatic changes in Islamic educational customs from the time of this construction to the present.

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
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