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Andalusian Mosque

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This mosque was built in AD 859 by Mariam, sister of Fatima al-Fihri, who had erected the Kairaouine Mosque on the river's other side two years earlier with inherited family wealth. The gate was built by the Almohads in the 12th century. The grand carved doors on the north entrance, domed Zenet minaret, and detailed cedarwood carvings in the eaves, which bear a striking resemblance to those in the Fondouk Nejjarine, are the main things to see here, as the mosque itself is set back on a small elevation, making it hard to examine from outside.

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  • Address: Rue Nekhaline or Bab Ftouh and Rue Sidi Bou Ghaleb, Fez el Bali, Fez
  • Location: Fez el-Bali
Updated: 05-12-2011

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