As our tours start usually from Fes, our dear clients can choose to visit this city with a local guide. It requires a full day to visit its gorgeous attractions. Therefore, we decided to offer an optional visit before starting our Morocco 3 day tour from Fes to Merzouga desert.
Our team gives you here a list of most visited attractions in Fes :
-Madrasa Bou Inania :
Morocco has a lot of very interesting Madrasa’s or old schools and universities, Bou Inania is widely admired for its iconic style, it was built between 1350 and 1357 by the Sultan Bou Inan.
Its walls are built out of mud and inside is built using carved wood and Zellige.
Fortunately, it is one of the religious sites that non-Muslims can enter and admire.
-Fes El Bali :
The Fez el-Bali medina includes more than 300 neighborhoods and 9,000 alleys, most of which are dead-end. Although the standard is no longer in force, each district previously had a mosque, a Koranic school, an oven, a fountain, and a hammam.
This old Medina is widely famous for its gorgeous Riads, most of them are built in the Andalusian way, great architecture, carved cedarwood, and Moroccan old zellige.
The main gate to the Fes El Bali Medina is through Bab Boujloud or the blue gate as called. It is a really beautiful spot at the entrance for some great shots.
Also, if you are willing to try some tasty street food the gate is surely the right path for you.
-Fes Tanneries :
These are the largest tanneries in Fes El Bali, a place attracted thousands of tourists to come to see how they use spices to give the leather a magical color. Citizens or the workers in that area, they take care of cleaning leather for hours and end by getting it dry to make at final beautiful traditional shoes and jackets…
Most of the tourists when visiting the area, consider bringing mint as the area doesn’t really smell that good. It is recommended to come at the end of the day when the leather wholes are pretty dry and colorful.
-The Mellah :
The Mellah of the Jewish Quarter is a very interesting spot to visit in Fes El Bali, highlighting the old Jews culture of Fes. In the same area, the restored Aben-Danan Synagogue deserves also a visit.
On the edge of Mellah, there is the Jewish cemetery, a very calm iconic place to enjoy the old Moroccan architecture.
-Fes El Jedid :
Fes el Jedid or the new town was built by the Merenids during the 13th century, a place was widely built to fit the palaces of its builders. Now it is very famous for the huge old palaces. For instance, the grand Royal Palace takes center stage in the area(it is not open to the public).
If you are interested to see the new huge building of Fes and the new architecture, La Nouvelle Ville is there for you.