Fez Half Day City Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Mellah
- Product code: P85XBS
This Half day City Tour of Fes will take you to the heart of the oldest imperial city of Morocco which is the city that most reflects the ancestral past of the Moroccan kingdom and its ancient civilization. It was and still remains the core of intellectual and spiritual creativity, not only in Morocco but also in the Islamic world. Fes houses the oldest university in the world, Al Quaraouiyyne (exterior visit of the latter), and its ancient medina was classified as Universal Heritage by UNESCO in 1981.
The medina: Traditionally your exploration of the medina should start at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The first monument to visit is the vast Bou Inania Madrasa. As you continue along Talaa Kebira Street (big climb), you will particularly admire the Tijani zaouïa (zaouïa, sanctuary of a religious brotherhood) and the instrument makers' souk before arriving at the mzara (shrine) of the ancient sovereign Moulay Idriss situated at the place where he took the decision to build the town. Once you have passed the babouche vendors, you arrive in En-Nejjarine Square and the cabinetmakers' souk. The magnificent carved foundouk (caravanserai) on the square houses the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. The kissaria (covered market), where jewelry and fine fabrics are on sale, is nearby (it is shut at night). Next to it, you can admire the most visited and revered attraction in Fès: the zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, founder of the town. Your walk continues on to Es-Seffarine Square, the coppersmith square, and then to the tanners' quarter situated just before the Andalusian quarter with its mosque and the Es-Sahrij Madresa.