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University of Al Quaraouiyine, considered to be the world's oldest. We weren't allowed in it as it was an Islamic building, thus confirming the fact that it is not truly the oldest university but rather more like a religious school.
Unlike some of the other comments i read here, we were allowed to visit the madarasa and see the place started by a woman more than a 1000 years back, and is still running. Amazing architecture and beauty.The students rooms are spartan, yet comfortable. The...More
You can only visit this place if you are a muslim (my non-muslim friend had to wait outside). I loved the architecture and overall peaceful ambiance of this place. Take some time to sit there and enjoy the silence
I re-visited Fez after reading articles by various international news organisations -- CNN's website, the Guardian etc -- saying that the library and parts of the medersa attached to the Kairaouine Mosque would be opened to the public following restoration in late 2016/2017. Well, nearly...More
Went inside as we're Muslims. Looked around and took some photos. This is right inside the Medina in one of the alley ways. Local residents and traders flock in during the prayers, especially during Friday lunchtime, when market stalls in the alley ways are shutdown.
For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech.
We passed the entrance twice during our visit to Fes,...More
I believe this is a Mosque and primary place of study in Fes. You can only get in if you're either a student or there for prayer, so you'll typically only be able to look in from the entrances from which it looks typically ornate.
In the heart of the Old Medina lies Masjid al Qarawiyyin, dating back to the 9th century it is believed to be the world's oldest university and established by a woman, Fatima al Fihri. It is only open to Muslims and we were fortunate to...More
This was a place I really wanted to see, but unless you can demonstrate that you are a moslem, then you are denied entrance. So even if you are a moslem that doesnt speak arabic or french, then you have no chance. There is no...More