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.

Facts & Stats on Kairaouine Mosque

Go Historic ID
318978
Names
Kairaouine Mosque
Djemaa el Kairaouine
Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin
Dates
857, 10th C, 12th C
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Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Fes el Bali (Medina), Fes, Morocco
Fes, Morocco

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Kairaouine Mosque - Fes, Morocco