Fez and the Middle Atlas Sights

Andalusian Mosque

  • Rue Nekhaline
  • Fez el Bali
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/01/2016

Fodor's Review

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 Musée 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Rue Nekhaline, Fez, Fès-Boulemane, Morocco

Sight Details:

  • Entrance restricted to Muslims

Published 03/01/2016

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