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Moulay Idriss

Moulay Idriss is a shrine town in the foothills of the Rif mountains, 30 minutes' drive from Meknes, and within sight of the Roman ruins of Volubilis, 10 minutes' drive away.  


The town is a pretty, peaceful small town of whitewashed buildings with beautiful views across the foothills and, although it is rarely visited by non Moroccans, visitors are now encouraged.  It has an interesting market on Saturdays. The town houses one of Morocco's most important spiritual sites, the shrine of Moulay Idriss, who was the founding father of Morocco; however, the shrine complex cannot be entered by non-Muslims.

Places nearby

Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage site only a few minutes' drive from Moulay Idriss. The Roman ruins of Volubilis are most notable for their mosaics, but also has several buildings of note.