Friday, July 15, 2011

Waiting for the Moussem in Moulay Idriss

While waiting for the late night moussem at Moulay Idriss, Suzanna Clarke,one of  The View from Fez photographers, went out into the town to capture the atmosphere. With thousands of visitors the entire town was in festive mood with parties in peoples' homes as well as music through to around 3.30 in the morning.
With packed streets, the best view was from on high

As the sun went down over Moulay it was time for the festivities to begin

The last Moussem event this year is on July 21.
You can read about the Moussem of Moulay Idriss here: The Moussem

The Details:

Getting there.
Take the train from Fez and get off at the 2nd stop in Meknes. (ticket 20 dirham for 2nd class). Take a small taxi to grands taxis station. Ask for Moulay Idriss. Cost for two people is 60 dirhams or if you share it - 10 dirhams per person.

In Moulay Idriss, leave the taxi and walk up the hill to the main square. Here you will find cafes and down one side street a lot of small street restaurants that serve good cheap food.

At the top of the square are steps leading to the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, which on Muslims may enter. However you can take the stairs at the side of the entrance way and climb to the top of the city for a fabulous panoramic view.

Staying overnight and using Moulay Idriss as a base for visiting Volubilis is recommended. Book in advance on +212 (0)618108175.

Visit Dar Zerhoune at or book through Fez Riads

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