Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Meknes

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Explore the compact narrow streets and souks of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a picturesque hilltop town at the foot of Mount Zerhoun. An important pilgrimage center for Muslims, this early, distinctly Islamic town was founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris I, who established the Zaydi-Shi'a dynasty. The town houses a mausoleum of the ruler, open to Muslims only and considered highly sacred. Non-Muslim visitors can admire the only round minaret in Morocco, painted green with calligraphy ornaments, and enjoy views of the ancient city of Volubilis and the valley from the town's many viewpoints and terraces. Discover how to plan a Meknes trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Small town with a big history being founded by and named after the man who brought Islam to Morocco. Sited on a hill it has good views of the valley. People seem to be used to tourists and a bit of so...  more »
  • Small white village, "authentic" lost on the side of hills not far from Volubilis. Local market: fruits, vegetables, clothes...
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