Zaouia de Moulay Idriss II Tours

Built in the 9th-century to house the tomb of Moroccan ruler and city founder Moulay Idriss II, the Zaouia de Moulay Idriss II was completely restored in the 14th century and now stands as the city’s holiest shrine. The shrine is an important place of pilgrimage for Moroccans, who believe that its blessings can bring good luck and fertility.

Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mausoleum, but it’s worth a look if only to admire the elaborate exteriors, including exquisite wooden arches, carved plasterwork and an ornately tiled mzara, where alms are passed through a brass slot. A peek through the door offers a glimpse of the richly decorated tomb, often surrounded by freshly lit candles and incense.

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Zaouia de Moulay Idriss II is located in Fez Medina (Fez el-Bali), close to the Tanner’s Quarter. 
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Address: Fez, Morocco
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour

Discover the iconic sites of an ancient Imperial city on a private, full-day tour of Fez.  Take in the broad esplanade of the Royal palace and the 16th-century architecture of Borj Sud, then go deep into the UNESCO-recognized medina. Follow narrow lanes to covered bazaars and an eminent madrasa, and pass riverside tanneries and hillside shrines. Get a glimpse of daily life in bustling Nejjarine Square, discover Moroccan art in the Dar Batha Museum and leave the medina to visit potters’ studios and Borj Sud, an imposing Saadian watchtower.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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6-Hour Private Walking Tour of the Medina in Fez

Follow ancient, winding lanes into the heart of the Fez Medina with a 6-hour, private walking tour that’s the perfect way to experience this fascinating medieval city. Discover historic mosques and hidden caravanserais, and see a legendary pair of madrasas. Take in picturesque gates, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the city’s distinctive, colorful tanneries. Learn about the history and culture of one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, and enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to explore at your own pace, with time to visit the places that interest you most.
  • Duration: Flexible
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