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Address: Meknes 50353, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tour: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip from Fez
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High up in the alleys there is a spot where you can see the center of town with Volubilis behind it. We had a local guide with us otherwise we would never have found the spot. If... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
BadgerCT
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't forget the olives , dried figs,harissa pastes here . they are simply the best in entire Morocco It's available elsewhere but not as dynamic and fresh as here . Lovely square coming alive with donkeys visible on side ..little kids clamoring for attention and wanting you guide you . Stop to go to the vegetable market ..it's just so... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited this town after a visit to Meknes. It is the resting place of Moulay Idriss, the founder of Islam in Morocco, it is said. The drive up was truly breathtaking. No photos can do this place justice. The town sits on its own mount and it looks the definition of picturesque. My toddler fell asleep as soon as... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

High up in the alleys there is a spot where you can see the center of town with Volubilis behind it. We had a local guide with us otherwise we would never have found the spot. If you don’t have this luxury the locals could maybe guide you to the “rue panoramique”. There’s not much else to see in the... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a homestay in this lovely village. A walk through the winding narrow alleys is interesting, and full of character of a typical Moroccan village lost in time. Stunning views from the top of the village.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I got a bit semtimental as it is where Islam started in Morocco, who was inroduced by Moulay Idriss himself. The town itself is very pretty and i love the greens around the town. It is also near to volubilis. From here you can get a good view of the town

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

High on a mountain not far from Volubilis is the small charming town of Moulay Idriss. It has no particular attractions, except that it is a walking experience in a pleasant place

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Named after its founder, Moulay Idriss, the town sits atop a hill in spectacular fashion overlooking Volubilis, the olive orchards and in the far distance, Meknes. Considered a holy city, Moroccans generally believe that six pilgrimages to Moulay Idriss Zerhoune equals one Hajj to Mecca. The main attraction near the main square is the 18th century Mausoleum, Idriss 1st's sanctuary,... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The setting on a pair of rocky outcrops against big green mountains is beautiful. As you stroll in town you have ever-changing perspectives of buildings and landscapes and picturesque views of locals and their daily activities. Few tourists mean friendly locals, hassle-free vendors and quiet enjoyment of all this adorable town has to offer.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

spent over 2 hours here finding a great street guide on arrival to explain so much about the mausoleum and town life, really fascinating and market day too Spent time in the square drinking tea and watching life go by after Really not to miss this but get a guide

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is where we stopped for lunch and we had the best kebabs of minced beef and turkey cubes. The mosque is forbid non-muslim but it is worth a glance even from a distant. We got our henna done at the square by locals for USD 2 only.

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