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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
+212 601-585030
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Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Despite the fact that it's the oldest university in the world i have been disappointed because only muslims can enter. I thought it was possible to visit but no. It's only for prayers. Even if you are muslim you can't use your camera.

Thank Guidzi
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A very unique and colourful mosque hidden in the medina. Not sure how to get there exactly as many things in the medina, so dont't be shy to ask for directions. Take note its only open to muslim.

Thank rezz_shaz
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This truly historical site is worth seeing. The founder's generosity in establishing it and centuries of commitment maintaining it is humbling.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

What a delight to see the oldest university in the world in the middle of an ancient medina. We could not go in but could see through the beautiful arch ways the amazing mosaics, light fittings , carpets etc. it is clean and tranquil which...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A beautiful mosque in the middle of the bustling medina. When I visited the sun was shining and sitting in the mosque was so tranquil.

Thank EXP10R3R
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We cirkeled it many times, never saw more gates open than the main one, and the view through that one was just ok. Have seen better mosks.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, the 1st ever Islamic school of learning in the world. over 1400 years old, and still teaching and learning continues at this place. People of all over the world come here to study.

1  Thank Viva p
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Although you are not allowed to enter the mosque unless you are Muslim, it is worth a quick look through the door as it is one of the most beautiful mosques.

Thank J K
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is quite surprising to find such a building in the middle of the Fes Medina after seeing so many small and tall houses and very narrow alleys . Since it is a Mosque , non-Muslims are not allowed in but it is still possible...More

Thank belleretraite
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22 February 2015|
Response from torpedo48 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not: every part of the university is off-limits for non-Muslims.