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Religious in Moulay Idriss

Moussem of Moulay Idriss

Morocco's greatest annual moussem is held every August in the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss, which holds the tomb of Morocco's first Islamic ruler. The pilgrimage is accompanied by fantasias, markets and music; s…
Mausoleum in Moulay Idriss

Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss

The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is Morocco's most important pilgrimage site and the town is swamped every August during the annual moussem to venerate it; it’s said locally that five pilgrimages to Moulay Idriss duri…
Viewpoint in Moulay Idriss

Grande & Petite Terrasses

These lofty medina vantage points provide stunning views over Moulay Idriss and the green-roofed mausoleum. The Grande Terrasse is broader and better for capturing panoramic vistas of the hilltop town and surroundin…
Kebab in Moulay Idriss

Grillade Albanna

Moulay Idriss is known for its kefta and this simple grillhouse just off the town's main square is a local favourite. Take a people-watching seat while you wait for your meat to be grilled to order; the kefta is fre…
Mosque in Moulay Idriss

Cylindrical Minaret

Moulay Idriss' green-tiled cylindrical minaret, built in 1939, is unique and worth a look. Although it's located inside the medina it's easy to find if you skirt around the western edge heading uphill (passing a com…