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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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Private Tour: Guided Walking Tour in Fez
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour

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nice but

the restauration of the bulding is a bit too flashy for my taste and it is not possible to enter when your not muslim.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although only Muslims can enter, you can look in from the outside to your heart's content. This is one of Morocco's most holy sites and multiple entrances allow lots of views into the beautiful shrine. Just that little bit is worth the time. One of the most beautiful places we visited in Morocco and my favorite place in Fez.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have to admit that as a Muslim I was allowed to enter this site. I do wonder why non-muslims are not allowed as they would be at any other mosque (apart from Mecca and Medina). Whilst this is speculation, I believe that if this was allowed to become just another tourist site, it would lose its spiritual essence for... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The most important place to stop by at the Medina of Fez Morocco. This is the Tomb of the builder of the city centuries ago. Great architecture, perfect ceramic work, great candles collection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting history and amazing vestibule but, like many of the attractions in Fes, off-limits to non-Muslims. Such a shame as the interior looks quite promising.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Not easy to find though it's steps away from the main street and off-limits to non-muslims, it's still worth looking at through the many big doors.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Another location in Fes where non Muslims are allowed to enter so you can only get a photo from the doorway. Total waste of time and effort. No idea how people can rate attractions like this so highly when it's blatant discrimination.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

the restauration of the bulding is a bit too flashy for my taste and it is not possible to enter when your not muslim.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Non muslims are not allowed inside but it's very worthwhile to take a peak. The interior is stunning.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

What it is: The zaouia (a French transcription of the Arabic word, pronounced "za-wee-ya") is a mausoleum of a Muslim saint or spiritual figure that is part of a larger religious complex. Historically, these complexes acted as charitable foundations that could also perform civic functions. Moulay Idris II founded the city of Fez at the beginning of the 9th century... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

As a non-Muslim I wasn't able to enter but was able to peer in where there were entrances. I did try not to be too intrusive since its a place of for people. I didn't plan to visit. It just happened to be in the area I wandered into. Not sure if it's a place I'd go out of my... More 

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