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Sacred Sites in Morocco

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Morocco profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Morocco.

  • Sacre-Coeur Cathedral
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Built in 1930 during French rule, this cathedral in white concrete is a surprising and interesting sight in the heart of Casablanca.
  • Hassan II Mosque
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Completed in 1993, this is the second largest mosque in the world and the tallest structure in Morocco. Spectacularly situated on the Atlantic Ocean, it is filled with exquisite carvings.
  • Kairaouine Mosque
    Fes, Morocco
    Founded in 857 by a wealthy woman from Tunisia, the Kairaouine is the second-largest mosque in Morocco and the country's spiritual center. Its minaret, dating from 956, is Morocco's oldest.
  • Ben Youssef Medersa
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    Probably the most beautiful building in Marrakesh, this medieval Islamic school features intricate woodwork, stucco, and tiny student dormitories with balconies.
  • Almoravid Koubba
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    The oldest monument in Marrakesh (c.1100) and the only Almoravid building remaining in Morocco, this attractive domed structure was highly influential on Moroccan architecture.
  • Koutoubia Mosque
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia is famed for its monumental 12th-century minaret, which became the model for later Moroccan architecture.
  • Saadian Tombs
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    This site next to the old kasbah was used for burials throughout the Saadian period (beginning 1557), then sealed up for centuries. It contains two mausoleums and nearly 200 tiled tombs of royals.
  • Tomb of Sidi Abd al Aziz
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    This small mausoleum is one of the tombs of the Seven Men of Marrakesh, established as a pilgrimage circuit in the 17th century. Sidi Abd El Aziz was a theologian in Fes and died in 1508.
  • Moulay Idriss
    Moulay Idriss, Morocco
    The town of Moulay Idriss in northern Morocco has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries, thanks to its tomb of Moulay Idriss el Akhbar, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.