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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

600 Metres From N13, Rissani, Morocco
+212 670-912536
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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum, Rissani

This attraction has a nice central courtyard with a fountain in the middle. The mosaic tile is very... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
It's a nice garden. Non-Muslims are not allowed anywhere else.

The mausoleum is a nice place to visit. We found a guide at the entrance that was willing to show... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 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.
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600 Metres From N13, Rissani, Morocco
+212 670-912536

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Reviewed 26 July 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...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 January 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,...More

Thank aqui_c
Reviewed 26 November 2016

For a non-Muslim, the visit is worth 5 or 10 minutes, as the mosque and mausoleum are off-limits. However, the courtyard is beautiful with lost of plants and trees.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

nice hestory molay ali charif family of the king mohamed V grand father tum this place not far of city center of rissani

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

so nice its has a lot of meaning in rissani granfather the family of the king it imazing herstory and that area has lovely people

Thank Maroc M
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif , third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif is the founder of the alaouite dynasty of Morocco is located near to great places visit

Thank Elhind
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Although small this was the most beautiful courtyard of nature i came across in Morocco, lush green with a variety of tree planted, i think 5 different ones. Being a Non Muslim we were not allowed into the Mausoleum or the Mosque. A visit can...More

1  Thank Mayank A
Reviewed 12 December 2015

nicely decorated mosque holding the body of Moulay Ali Cherif who was the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty which ruled until the 17th century.

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I don't what's interests people to see in this mousuluem as i would better go and discover the old kasbahs around and go to the souk of rissani more worth it. i would skip Moulay Ai Cherif Mousuluem with eyes closed.

Thank IBouyecho
Reviewed 24 August 2015

insaide this mousque yo can see the kingdem familly gentique tree and same forgeted prince from the same familly who care about simple life relegion and spirituality reding koran and praying and helping the soffie s cultre

Thank adnane s
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