Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

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Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum

Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum
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Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled Marrakech. Founded in A.D. 757 On the banks overlooking the Oued Ziz, a river in the oasis region of the Sahara desert, Sijilmassa grew wealthy and powerful during the Middle Ages as a gold-trade-route city strategically located at the exit-point of the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade route -- which extended from the Niger River in the Sudan to Tangier in northern Morocco.
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Ed C
Arlington, VA726 contributions
An Interesting Bit of History and Local Culture
Jan 2020
Our tour stopped at the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum. This is the final resting place of the founder of the (current) Moroccan Alawite dynasty and several of his sons. While the elaborate gate and court yard is open to all, the mausoleum itself and the attached mosque are off limits to non-Muslims. It is possible to look into the mosque through its doors.

The building is actually a relatively recent construct. The original was heavily damaged by flooding and restored / rebuilt in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

While we were there one of the local individuals demonstrated how a Tuareg Berber headdress is wound around the head.
Written 14 May 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Very beautiful place, pitifully close to no Muslims
Dec 2019 • Family
Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum is located inside the Mosque of Rissani, a town near Merzouga Desert, in Morocco. This Mausoleum is closed to no Muslims, so we only could see the courtyard of the Mosque, which is very beautiful and we see this mausoleum from outside. In fact, the Arabic architecture is very beautiful. It is a very nice place.
Written 9 February 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,803 contributions
Haven
Apr 2019 • Friends
Peaceful,quiet, cool, green, restful and sacred, this is a lovely visit. Not unique in Morocco but lovely just the same. Of course, unless you are Muslim you cannot visit the whole complex but the courtyard garden and arcades are very lovely.
Written 31 May 2019
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Maria B
Mississauga, Canada303 contributions
So peaceful , so serene
Feb 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place. What a lot of wonderful plants and though we couldn't get to go inside the tomb area we stood out and took alot of pictures. The place is so aesthetically done and very peaceful too.
Written 23 April 2019
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,179 contributions
Amazing place
Apr 2019 • Friends
The mausoleum and mosque is only open for Moslem visitors but we got a peek of the inner courtyard. It was so peaceful and quiet. There were a lot of people but as the place is so big you didn’t feel crowded
Written 8 April 2019
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BVvdB
The Netherlands583 contributions
Closed for renovation
Dec 2018 • Family
For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech.
We went here several times trying to visit it, but the first time we did not know what it was. The second time we found out there was a long lunch break. The third time they were closed for renovation. It is a pity we could not visit the Mausoleum, but we will try a fourth time in the future.
Written 6 January 2019
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Coellum
Manila, Philippines1,254 contributions
Well maintained
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you happen to be in Risani, this mausoleum is worthy of a quick visit. Visitors can enter the courtyard with the lovely mosaic floors and garden. But we were not allowed beyond that court. Only Muslims can enter.
Written 22 December 2018
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,719 contributions
Pleasant walk to see some date palms
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is a relatively new mausoleum and I think you can skip it. It's surrounded by people trying to sell you things and it is really quite annoying. They do not follow you into the Mausoleum but they do follow you into the ksar.
Written 9 December 2018
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KanwarTavy
Mumbai, India669 contributions
Lovely
Nov 2018 • Couples
A very nice peaceful ambiance- beautiful garden, and doors - built for the founder of the alawite dynasty - worth a visit
Written 14 November 2018
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,012 contributions
SOOTHING INTERIOR
Sep 2018
The exterior is nice but the interior is the real star. Palm trees abound. All roads lead to a fountain in the middle. There is some nice tile work. The mausoleum itself cannot be visited by tourists but the entire complex exudes reverence. Moulay Ali Cherif was the founder of the Alawite dynasty in Morocco. He was also known as a righteous leader.
Written 30 September 2018
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