University of al-Qarawiyyin

The University of al-Qarawiyyin, also written Al-Karaouine or Al Quaraouiyine, is a university located in , . It was founded as a by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 and subsequently became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world.

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The Madrasa Bou Inania is a madrasa in Fes, , founded in AD 1350–56 by Abu Inan Faris. is situated 1 km west of University of al-Qarawiyyin. Photo: Uspn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The or Merenid Tombs are a set of ruined monumental tombs on a hill above and north of , the old city of , . is situated 800 metres northwest of University of al-Qarawiyyin. Photo: Mx. Granger, CC0.

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The Bab Abi al-Jounoud or is an ornate and the main western entrance to , the old city of Fez, . is situated 1 km west of University of al-Qarawiyyin. Photo: Uspn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
Dar Batḥa, or Qasr al-Batḥa, is a former royal palace in the city of . is situated 1 km southwest of University of al-Qarawiyyin. Photo: Henry Zbyszynski, CC BY 2.0.

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is a city in famous for being home to the world's oldest university, dating to 859, and the world's oldest continuously-operating library, dating to 1359. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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