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Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail

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Address: Rue Palais, Meknes, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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We were not allowed to go inside and no pictures. So our guide took us to the front of the building and explained the history of the intricate work on the ornate doors. The color... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

U can't go inside by the way ..but standing in the alley ..u get to see a lot of the typical Moroccan architecture and the lovely gate . Basically it worked for us ..coz we even loved meandering all the little lanes and by lanes with pretty colours on gates and houses ..viz blue and pista greens . Also the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not allowed to go inside and no pictures. So our guide took us to the front of the building and explained the history of the intricate work on the ornate doors. The color green, representing a Muslim color was on the roof of the nooks all lined up and serves as an epic icon for this imperial city.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is the resting place of one of the kings of Morocco whose surname was Ismaili. He was a direct decendent of the prophet Muhammad PBUH. In this mausoleum you can view his tomb, his son's tomb as well as inscriptions on the wall showing the names of the prophet right to his name Ismaili. A must for all tourists... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

He is closed for renovation at the moment. If you want to go here, first check if its open.. Otherwhise you are also at a closed gate. When it happens. The bassin is 20 minutes walk from this point.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was lucky to see this Mausoleum before. Now was under reconstruction and will be change just to mosque and closed for non muslims.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Not really much to see. We stopped heard the guides presentation, took a picture and moved on. Don't make a special stop.

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Aubange, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The mausoleum is a wonderful piece of oriental architecture. The decorations in the mausoleum are impressive and of incredible detail. The access is free, but it might be closed now (april/may 2016) for restauration. When we were there the works were about to start.

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Babenhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It was a pleasure to see all these beautiful mosaiques in the walls of this Mausoleum. I was fascinated.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Besides its beautiful architecture, lovely decor and quiet interior, the mausoleum is memorable because in order to reach it you go through a maze of bare, simple, bright, yellow, high-walled, peaceful spaces. To me the outside/inside contrast was deeply satisfying..!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

There's a lot to see here, but the stables are quite incredible! At one point they were home to 12,000 horses, unbelievable! It was raining heavily when we visited them but even that didn't detract from how awesome they were! Everything else here is just a bonus.

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