Kairaouine Mosque Fes, Morocco

Kairaouine Mosque
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Founded in 857 by a wealthy woman from Tunisia, the Kairaouine is the second-largest mosque in Morocco and the country's spiritual center. Its minaret, dating from 956, is Morocco's oldest.

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Best Known As
Kairaouine Mosque
Full Name
Kairaouine Mosque
Also Known As
Djemaa el Kairaouine
Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin
34.064719° N, 4.973239° W  (map)
Fes el Bali (Medina), Fes, Morocco
Fes, Morocco
Fes Fes, Morocco
Africa continent
Morocco Africa
Fes Morocco