Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

the holiest Islamic city in Morocco - allegedly one quarter spirituality of Mecca

Location: 

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco

Duration: 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun: one of the oldest cities in Moroccoinfo-icon, named after its founder
  2. Moulay Idriss: founder of Islamic religion and a new dynasty in Morocco, arriving in 789
  3. Mount Zerhoun: two hills facing each other, offering an amazing scenery for the city
  4. Religion: this is the holiest Islamic city in Morocco - allegedly one-quarter of Mecca
  5. Evening tea: enjoying a cup of traditional Moroccan tea with a view over Volubilis

Image sources

  1. Moulay Idriss Mosque and Tomb
  2. Children on the Moulay Idriss square
  3. Blue-green painted streets in the hills
  4. Lonely donkey in the empty streets
  5. View from one hill to the other

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