Fes is one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations, because to its several well-known cultural attractions. It was first constructed in 789 by the Idrisid Dynasty. It was also Morocco’s first capital city, preceding Marrakech, Meknes, and the current Rabat. Fes is now classified as one of the country’s fourth imperial cities. The ancient part of Fes, known as Fes El Bali, is where the majority of the tourist attractions are located.
The king’s Palace:
We will transport you to one of the king’s 12 palaces, or Ksars, as part of our Morocco 8 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. Various names for the palace, such as Dar al-Makhzen, may also be heard. It was constructed in the 1960s and features seven golden gates and doors, making it an excellent location for photography.
We’ll take you on a panoramic tour of the ancient Medina from the fort of Borj Nord. It was erected in 1582 by the Saadi dynasty and was based by Portuguese forts in the 16th century.
Poetry “Mosaic” cooperative:
Following our tour to the Nord Borj, we will travel to the Mosaic cooperative. It will be fascinating to watch how they manufacture pottery, and if you want to take any home with you, Fes is well-known for it.
Bab Boujloud, the blue gate:
The old Medina of Fes, also known as Fes El Bali, is encircled by a wall and is divided into 11 gates. Bab Boujloud, or the blue gate, is the primary entrance. Its name comes from Abu al Junud, which means “father of the army.” The gate was constructed in 1913, to boot.
The Attarine Madrassa was founded by the Marinid king Uthman II Abu Said in 1323. Its design made it famous, and it is one of the most important architectural achievements of the Marinid period. The term Attarine comes from the Arabic word Attr, which means “vendor of spices.”
Al Qarawiyyin university:
If you’re in Fes, make sure to pay a visit to Al Qarawiyyin University, commonly known as Al Karaouine. It is both a university and a mosque dedicated to the study of the holy Quran. Al Qarawiyyin is also one of the world’s oldest universities, predating the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna, Italy. It was erected as a mosque in 859 by a lady named Fatima El Fihri. Then it was transformed into a university.
Tannery of Chouara:
The leather is manufactured in Fes, and there are three primary tanneries. The Tannery of Chouara, however, is the best and most visited. It was constructed in the 11th century, and it is here that they barefoot tread skins in the dyeing pit.