Fez

  • Fez is the cultural city in Morocco. You will need a minimum of two days to discover it. Drive along the ochre stone ramparts, then go to the Merinid Tombs. From the ruins of the necropolis, the view extends over "the most imperial of imperial cities". Within its walls, the busy crowd in Fez el Bali bustles about in the small lanes and passageways which all lead to the district of Qaraouiyyin. Once ...
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  • Tanned hides on the ruins of the Marinid Tomb, which dates back to the 16th century.
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  • View across the city from the hill.
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  • Gateway to the Marinid necropolis christened 'the most romantic spot in Morocco'.
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  • Fès is an imperial city. It is the religious centre of Morocco and has remarkable architecture.
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  • The Royal Palace of Fès (Dar el Makhzen) has an impressive entrance door that opens onto Place des Alaouites.
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  • The dyers' vats are used to dye the leather goods sold in the souks. It is a very typical aspect of the Moroccan culture.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Morocco

Fez is the cultural city in Morocco. You will need a minimum of two days to discover it. Drive along the ochre stone ramparts, then go to the Merinid Tombs. From the ruins of the necropolis, the view extends over "the most imperial of imperial cities". Within its walls, the busy crowd in Fez el Bali bustles about in the small lanes and passageways which all lead to the district of Qaraouiyyin. Once in the medina, you can stroll around the dyer's souk before emerging into Seffarine Square, stronghold of the copperware retailers. Then it's the turn of the tanners, and the woodcraft and henna souks until you reach Medersa el Attarin, the Koranic school, masterpiece of merinid art, built in the 14th century.

Fez: what to do?

Above all, go to see the souk of the tanners and don't hesitate to meet them in the pools downstairs. You will take beautiful pictures.

The medina (Arab quarter) of Fez is huge. Stroll around the many streets and discover the architectural treasures, palaces, mosques and caravanserai and medersa.

  • The medina is gorgeous
  • So many architectural wonders to discover
  • The medina is huge, don't get lost

Fez: what to visit?

Monuments

Reminders

Remember to take a map of the medina ...

To avoid

Don't walk in the medina wearing short skirts or T-shirts whose sleeves are very short.

Fez: what to eat?

Moroccan cuisine is one of the best in the world. You will enjoy the tajines, couscous, salads, soups, brik ... And the meal ends with mint tea and pastries, each sweeter than the other .

Fez: what to buy?

You can bring back many souvenirs from the souks such as leather bags, pouffes, oriental slippers, djellabas, chichas, furniture made of wrought iron, lamps, spices ... Morocco is a country where the crafts are of the highest quality.

Fez Reviewedhotels
  • 8.85 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Riad Fés
    Fès - Morocco
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Riad Fès is THE ADDRESS in Fez. This riad, recently renovated ...

  • 8.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Sofitel Palais Jamai
    Fès - Morocco
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Le Sofitel Palais Jamaï remains THE hotel of Fez. In the heart ...

  • 8.1 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Riad Sherazade
    Fès - Morocco
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Riad Shérazade is well known in the medina of Fez. An address ...

  • 7.95 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Dar El Ghalia
    Fès - Morocco
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Dar El Ghalia is a very good place to stay in Fez. You will ...

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