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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Very impressive decoration

The door, and what we saw through it, was pure splendour. Very richly decorated. Would have loved to get really in;

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The door, and what we saw through it, was pure splendour. Very richly decorated. Would have loved to get really in;

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Although only Muslims can enter, you can look in from the outside to your heart's content. This is one of Morocco's most holy sites and multiple entrances allow lots of views into the beautiful shrine. Just that little bit is worth the time. One of the most beautiful places we visited in Morocco and my favorite place in Fez.

Thank Robert C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have to admit that as a Muslim I was allowed to enter this site. I do wonder why non-muslims are not allowed as they would be at any other mosque (apart from Mecca and Medina). Whilst this is speculation, I believe that if this was allowed to become just another tourist site, it would lose its spiritual essence for... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The most important place to stop by at the Medina of Fez Morocco. This is the Tomb of the builder of the city centuries ago. Great architecture, perfect ceramic work, great candles collection.

Thank Jay-s-tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting history and amazing vestibule but, like many of the attractions in Fes, off-limits to non-Muslims. Such a shame as the interior looks quite promising.

Thank Nomihodai
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Not easy to find though it's steps away from the main street and off-limits to non-muslims, it's still worth looking at through the many big doors.

Thank Bernard B
Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Another location in Fes where non Muslims are allowed to enter so you can only get a photo from the doorway. Total waste of time and effort. No idea how people can rate attractions like this so highly when it's blatant discrimination.

Thank DaveRuss
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

the restauration of the bulding is a bit too flashy for my taste and it is not possible to enter when your not muslim.

Thank weissmark
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Non muslims are not allowed inside but it's very worthwhile to take a peak. The interior is stunning.

Thank NJB1165
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

What it is: The zaouia (a French transcription of the Arabic word, pronounced "za-wee-ya") is a mausoleum of a Muslim saint or spiritual figure that is part of a larger religious complex. Historically, these complexes acted as charitable foundations that could also perform civic functions. Moulay Idris II founded the city of Fez at the beginning of the 9th century... More 

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