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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We were told it has been closed for the last 3 years.. looked like a nice imperial building from outside but outside not enough to make it worth a visit . No information of when it will open again .. disappointed as it was on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank biyya123
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Sadly the mausoleum was closed. No signs and no indication when it might be open. Not performance! Looked good in the pics on Trip Advlsor, so we were disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Joel_Lied
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

There's no signage, but they're closed for renovations until further notice. Would be nice if they'd at least put some kind of notification out front for the people standing around trying to figure out what's going on.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank UncleBilly232
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Contrary to what everyone says, you can catch a local bus from Meknes to Moulay Idris. It is a cheaper and, obviously, longer ride than a taxi. But you do not have to pay the exorbitant taxi fee for a taxi driver to wait. If...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vernonia
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is the principal attraction in Meknes. As of March 2018 it was under renovation and not open to the public. Check before you go. (I rated it very good to coincide with the existing average rating so as not to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Most reviews here seem to be referring to Moulay Idriss which is a different mausoleum altogether. Moulay Ismail's mausoleum isn't expected to open until late 2018. And then you can only enter if you are muslim. It looks like it's going to be quite pretty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank It_Began_In_Salzburg
Reviewed 27 April 2018

From the outside it looks grand but there is no sign telling you that it is closed for reconstruction works. The museum had such a sign, but for religious matters one just have to know. Pity.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 1 March 2018

From the minute we drove into the white washed village we were shouted and screamed at by the locals. All we wanted to do was go to the Mausoleaum, but we gave up. Everyone wants their cut, they want to park your car miles away,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our day trip driver took us to the Mausoleum but he failed to tell us we couldn't go inside. Only Muslim can enter and we were left standing at the barrier to have a look down a corridor. I fail to understand why it's on...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were on a tight schedule but called in here as part of a grand tour of the area and although we were unable to see all of it, the parts we saw were fabulous. The mosaics were amazing covering every available surface and, because...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank lynda m
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