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Moulay Idriss Medersa

Moulay Idriss Medersa Review

An outstanding historic site from the Merinids, the Moulay Idriss Medersa was build in the 14th century by sultan Abou el Hassan. Hidden in the town's steep and twisting streets, the medersa's striking cylindrical minaret constructed in 1939 is the only one of its kind in Morocco, standing as testimony to Turkish and Arab influences. Originally built with materials from Volubilis, the minaret is decorated with green ceramic tiles bearing inscriptions of the 114 suras (chapters) of the Koran.

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  • Address: Moulay Idriss
  • Location: Moulay Idriss
Updated: 05-12-2011

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