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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...more
This is a relatively new mausoleum and I think you can skip it. It's surrounded by people trying to sell you things and it is really quite annoying. They do not follow you into the Mausoleum but they do follow you into the ksar.
The exterior is nice but the interior is the real star. Palm trees abound. All roads lead to a fountain in the middle. There is some nice tile work. The mausoleum itself cannot be visited by tourists but the entire complex exudes reverence. Moulay Ali...More
Rissani is a small rural town in SE Morocco near Erfoud and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. If you are in the area, it is worth spending a couple of hours to soak up some of the earlier history of Morocco. The mausoleum is a...More
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...More
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...More
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,...More