Top Fez attractions, activites & things to do
What a great about Fez
Fez is one of the most ancient cities that located in northern Morocco. It is also the second largest city in the country. Fes, the Islamic city, is primarily known for its historical and cultural charms that beguile so many visitors. Also, it is the core of trading and traditional handicrafts. As you read about Fes city, you come to know that it has outstanding sights and places to visit, including Fes El Bali walled medina (the old city with medieval Marinid architecture), Bab Boujloud (a blue gate that was constructed by the French in 1913), Kairouine Mosque (the oldest mosque in Morocco, it was built by a very known women “Fatima Alfihri”), Dar Batha and Nejjarine museums (museums of wooden arts and craft).
Fes El Bali, the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was founded by the Idrisid dynasty in the eighth century. It is the typical example of traditional Moroccan art, as it contains several appealing sights. the University of Al Quaraouiyine, the Islamic University, is one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 859. Fez El Bali is also the site of the popular Kairouine Mosque, which is the second largest mosque in Morocco representing the core of spiritual and educational heritage of all Muslims. It was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in the ninth century. More to the point, Fez Medina is highly considered as one of the best sources of traditional industries and handicrafts, producing textile, pottery making, tanneries, soap making, and so on. As you hung out in the Medina, you can also find wonderful souvenirs, traditional musical instruments, old decorated carpets, copper products, traditional stuff, delicious Moroccan Foods, and fresh drinks.
Fes El bali
University of Al Quaraouiyine
Fez's leather Tanneries
the oldest mosque in Morocco, El Kairouine
traditional musical instruments
Zaouia of Moulay Idriss
Elsewhere, Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II is worth a visit too. It is the holy shrine in the heart of Fez Medina, contains the tomb of the founder of Fez Moulay Idriss II. It is possible for the non-Muslims to take a look from the entrance.
Bab Boujloud is another site of interest while getting around Fez city. It is a blue gate with Mauresque Andalusian architecture - was constructed by the French in 1913, along with other stunning gates such as Bab al-Fetouh, Bab al-Ame, Bab Mahrouk and Bab el-Seba.
Zaouit Moulay Idris Fes
Zaouia of Moulay Idriss
Bab Boujloud Gate
The gate of Dar al-Makhzen
In fez, there is a wide range of Hotels and Riads with attractive style and relaxed accommodation. The city also has an international airport as the number of visitors rapidly increased. Hence, don’t miss out on this incredible city.
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