Zaouia Moulay Idriss II
Fes • Morocco

From: Morocco Travel GuideFes Travel Guide

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Zaouia Moulay Idriss II
The Zaouia Moulay Idriss II is an important shrine dedicated Moulay Idriss who ruled from 807 to 828 and who in 810 founded the city of Fes for the second time.

The mausoleum and shrine was built several centuries later around the eighteenth century after a body thought to be that of Moulay Idriss II was found.

The shrine, mausoleum and mosque were subsequently built on this site which is popular with Muslim pilgrims who regularly visit along with devotees to bring offerings and light candles.

Non Muslims are not permitted to enter and the 6 foot wooden bars that are found outside confirm this.

Travel Attractions Guide
The shrine is located to the north of Fes within the old city area, because of the areas narrow streets forming a bit of a maze it can be worth hiring a guide to show you around.


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