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“Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum, Rissani”

Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum
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US$695.08*
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Merzouga Desert Private 4-Day Tour from Marrakech
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Rissani
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Owner description: Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled Marrakech. Founded in A.D. 757 On the banks overlooking the Oued Ziz, a river in the oasis region of the Sahara desert, Sijilmassa grew wealthy and powerful during the Middle Ages as a gold-trade-route city strategically located at the exit-point of the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade route -- which extended from the Niger River in the Sudan to Tangier in northern Morocco.
Reviewed July 25, 2017

This attraction has a nice central courtyard with a fountain in the middle. The mosaic tile is very decorative. Moulay Ali Cherif was the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco and is considered a Holy man. This mausoleum was opened to non-Muslims by King Mohammed V (grandfather of Mohammed VI), however, the tomb area is only accessible to Muslims.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The mausoleum is a nice place to visit. We found a guide at the entrance that was willing to show us around. However nothing was allowed to visit for non-muslims, besides the garden.
Fortunately the guide not only explained to us what we were seeing, but he also showed us the neighboring ksars.
It was nice to stop here because of the meaning this place has to Morocco, but I wouldn't consider it a must see.

Thank aqui_c
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Reviewed November 25, 2016

For a non-Muslim, the visit is worth 5 or 10 minutes, as the mosque and mausoleum are off-limits. However, the courtyard is beautiful with lost of plants and trees.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

nice hestory molay ali charif family of the king mohamed V grand father tum this place not far of city center of rissani

Thank Sara C
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

so nice its has a lot of meaning in rissani granfather the family of the king it imazing herstory and that area has lovely people

Thank Maroc M
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