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“Beautiful & Peaceful”

Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum
Ranked #2 of 18 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 February 19, 2018

We were met and shown around by a helpful gentleman - not hassle, no fee, just lots of information, so we gladly contributed. We learnt that had it not been prayer time, we would have been able to go inside the Mosque.
Outside we were surrounded by lots of children, all wanting some coins I suspect, but they were very cute.
Well worth a visit - drive the Landmark Loop!

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This is such an amazing tomb even though we were only allowed a view of the gardens. Do see, but only with a guide.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Worth to visit! The tomb area is the festival of light and color! The tomb area is not accessible to non-Muslims though!

Thank Behzad M
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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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