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Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)

Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
+212 601-585030
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Morocco’s second-largest mosque, built in 857, is one of the world’s oldest universities.
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Fes el-Bali | Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Right in the center of everything and it stands out from the white exterior and minaret but it is not really open for visits by non-Muslims so I really cannot say too much about it. If you are walking by (which we were as part...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Qayruwan Mosque is one of the most fascinating in Fez. It also has an extraordinary history, having been founded by two women (Fatima and Miriam Al-Fikhri) from Tunisia

Thank SandyMcCutcheon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all mosques access is only allowed in the main courtyard, but is worth it anyway. You can admire the beautiful decorations, arches.....

Thank mletiziav
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Masjid of the oldest university founded in the world by a Muslim lady named Fatima. The Masjid is beautiful and the courtyard shines in the sunshine, a great place for muslims to offer there daily prayers and a beautiful site for all to see...More

Thank IbrahimLondon
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Very rich history and a "must-see" for history buffs or Muslims visiting Morocco. It's just an old mosque tucked in the heart of the old city with a washing area and an old sun dial. They strongly discourage non-Muslims from stepping foot inside. Only pictures...More

Thank Brendon W
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

It is a sacret place that reflects the Moroccan identity and one of the best recomended places to visit in the medina of fes. The story behind it was sacrifice ... There are a lot of old mosaic there that i love too much.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 May 2017

As we are not Muslim, we are not allowed to go inside this mosque. We have walked past many time over the past few days. Today as we were walking past the main doors were open so we got a look inside. The courtyard looked...More

Thank Laj S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Blown away by the artists who built this Mosque. Amazing attention to detail and precision was evident. Peregrine guided tour, this made it easier for us to understand this architecture and history side. Hint: camera, suitable footwear and clothing, recommend you allow a lot of...More

Thank Janr20
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This mosque is the oldest university in the world which automatically makes it a must-see while in Fes. The inside is beautifully designed and well maintained. To enter the mosque and see it from the inside you have to be Muslim and also it needs...More

Thank Israa A
Reviewed 21 April 2017

One caveat: unless you are Muslim, you cannot enter most mosques, including this one. From the outside, the artistry looks interesting.

Thank RandSand
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amenadeo
While the mosque is not accessible to non-Muslims, is the university itself (and its library) accessible?
22 February 2015|
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Response from torpedo48 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not: every part of the university is off-limits for non-Muslims.
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