The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss

The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss consider one of the main attractions of Fez. Moulay Idris has left Damascus and fled to Morocco in 787. He arrived to Volubilis that was the center of the north, then he started to build his city that was later named Moulay Idriss. Also he constructed the city of Fez and as well as he converted the local Berber people to Islam. Today his tomb is the object of pilgrimage where the influx of visitors intensifies especially during the moussem, an important festival that is held every year in the second week of August.
The mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is open only to Muslims and non muslims may not enter the mausoleum but can get a view from above up the hill. Can be reacherd eighter by crossing the little medina or following the main road out of the village towardsthe top of the hill.
Moulay Ismaïl's capital
The town of Moulay Idriss lies north east of Meknes. The town of Moulay Idriss comprises stunning white houses arranged around the mausoleum and is still a spiritual center, an unspoilt place with timeless charm. The picturesque town of Moulay Idris offers a peaceful atmosphere and a good opportunity for today trekking in the surrounding hills dotted with olive trees.
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