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Fez: The cultural capital

Fez is undoubtedly the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is the guardian of the country’s memory and tradition.

A trip to Fez is an exciting, enriching, unmissable experience, it is renowned for its traditional architecture, its lively souks, its many historical monuments and its crafts. Fez is also very famous for its traditional crafts, including pottery, embroidery and leatherwork. Fez is nestled between the Rif massif and the Atlas mountains.

The city of Fez is full of several historical treasures, starting with the medina which houses the oldest university in the world but also the Karaouiyne mosque-university, the largest university in the Arab world. Several other historical and religious vestiges are also worth visiting during your stay in Fez: the Bou Djeloud gardens, the Mellah (former Jewish quarter), and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II, the second sacred site in Morocco.

During your stay in Fez, don’t miss out on strolling through the souks and fascinating neighborhoods of the city.

A city of unwavering beauty, Fez shares through its alleys where you can easily get lost, its riads weathered by time, its century-old monuments and its lively atmosphere all the magic of Morocco. Take the time you need to admire the mosaics and bas-reliefs. Before leaving the medina, set off to discover the master potters of Fez who are true goldsmiths of the earth. You should know that it was in the city that the art of glazing and varnishing ceramics was born.

What to see in Fez?

Fes el-Bali

The El-Mokri Palace

Al Quaraouiyine University and Mosque

The Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts

The henna souk

The Attarine Madrasa

The Jnane-Sbil gardenThe Jewish cemetery

Fes is a mysterious, medieval, ancient and surprising city, difficult to describe it in one name, a different and inexpensive place that gains importance as a tourist destination every year.
With our private Fez guides, you will know everything that can be visited and done in the city.


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