Fez or Fes is one of the oldest cities in the world and that is by actual buildings, not by rebuilding the city several times. So, if you are looking to walk through ancient Morocco, Fez is definitely the place to visit. The state of these buildings in the old medina can vary significantly, but you will get a good impression of what this city looked like in former days. Finding your way around is difficult as there are no real street signs and you are most likely to get lost. Luckily, you will find your way back or just get some directions from any of the locals. Alternatively, you can hire a guide or follow the signs (although you will get lost anyway as you are likely to miss a sign). The most famous attraction of Fes is the leather tanning. To see some of the tanneries you will need to go to a roof. To reach these tanneries you have to go through a few shops, but there are many people happily to take you there, so not to worry about not finding it. The old medina is an UNESCO world heritage site and believed to be the world's largest car-free area. This is no surprise as the streets are very small, but you will see a few donkeys. Some nice examples of Moroccan architecture is the Blue gate of Fes (Bab Boujloud) and the Bou Inania Madrasa. Inside the medina there is much to see such as fountains (there are so many of them), doorways, mosques and minarets. What makes them unique is their traditional design (often with mosaics) and all of it is in their original state providing you with a true experience. The Medina is surrounded by large city walls which were used to defend the city in medieval times. Some of the sights such as the city square and the royal palaces are outside the old medina and worth seeing. Near the city gates you can find traditional Moroccan markets where they sell spices and they are presented in big bags.
This Fez photo gallery includes 46 travel pictures including the royal palace, the tanneries, the Medina and the Souks.
Virtual tourist: Fez travel guide