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.
Quick Facts on Kairaouine Mosque
- Other names
- Kairaouine Mosque
also spelled Kairouyine, Qaraouyine, Quarawin, Al-Qarawiyin, Karaouine, El Qaraouiyn
Djemaa el Kairaouine
Kairaouine Mosque, Fes
Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin
- 857, 10th C, 12th C
- Opening hours
- Always open for Muslims; non-Muslims not permitted to enter.