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Things to see in Fez

Fez or also written as Fes is one of the oldest cities in the world and that means the 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 one.

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 there will be a few donkeys around.

Some nice examples of Moroccan architecture is the Blue gate of Fes (Bab Boujloud) which has been well maintained throughout the years and the Bou Inania Madrasa mosque. Inside the medina there is plenty to see such as fountains which used to provide the water for the whole city, the decorated doorways and several mosques which all have a distinguishable minaret. What makes them unique is their traditional design, often with detailed mosaics and all of them are 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, but definitely worth seeing. Near the city gates you can find several traditional Moroccan markets where spices are sold and are presented to the customers in big bags.

Fez has its own airport and several budget airlines fly to it, but the number of destinations are limited. However, it is well connected by rail to other cities such as Casablanca and Marrakech with trains leaving roughly every two hours. Fez can be visited throughout the whole year, but the summer months of June until August are very hot. It makes and ideal getaway during the winter as temperature are comfortable. 


Fez travel photo gallery

 
Fountain in front of the Royal palace.

Fountain in front of the Royal palace.

 
Old city wall of Fez.

Old city wall.

 
Royal palace Jdid Dar el Makhzen, Fez.

Royal palace Jdid Dar el Makhzen.

 


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Ornamental fountain, Fez.

Ornamental fountain

 
Old medina of Fez.

Old medina.

 
Traditional Moroccan lamps for sale.

Traditional lamps for sale.

 
Mosaic fountain in Fez, Morocco.

Mosaic fountain.

 



Tanneries, Fez.

Tanneries.

 
Leather at a tannery drying in the sun.

Leather at a tannery drying in the sun.

 



Leather tannery in Fez, Morocco.

Leather tannery.

 
Vats used for leather tanning.

Vats used for leather tanning.

 



Closeup view of a leather tannery in Fez.

Closeup view of a leather tannery.

 
Moroccan architecture.

Moroccan architecture.

 
Minaret of Madrasa Bou Inania in the medina.

Minaret of Madrasa Bou Inania.

 
Narrow alley in the Medina of Fez.

Narrow alley in the Medina.

 
Donkey carrying gas bottles.

Donkey carrying gas bottles.

 
Ancient city walls.

Ancient city walls.

 
City gate, Fez.

City gate.

 



The old defense walls.

The old defense walls.

 
Islamic architecture of an ancient city gate.

Islamic architecture of an ancient city gate.

 



City walls and square of Fez.

City walls and square.

 
The yellow city walls.

The yellow city walls.

 
Minaret on the city square of Fez, Morocco.

Minaret on the city square.

 
View through the middle arch of the Bab Boujloud gate.

View through the middle arch of the Bab Boujloud gate.

 
Mosque minarets.

Mosque minarets.

 



Bab Boujloud gate, Fez.

Bab Boujloud gate.

 
Islamic door decorations.

Islamic door decorations.

 
Sign above a door of a home in Morocco.

Sign above a door of a home.

 
Decorated Moroccan door.

Decorated Moroccan door.

 
Very old carved wooden door.

Very old carved wooden door.

 
The decorative doorways of Fez.

The decorative doorways.

 
Abandoned cart in an alley.

Abandoned cart in an alley.

 
One of the many fountains in Fez, Morocco.

One of the many fountains.

 
Close souks.

Close souks.

 



Wooden shop door in the souks of Fez.

Wooden shop door in the souks.

 
Minaret rising above the medina.

Minaret rising above the medina.

 
Typical Moroccan fountain in Fez.

Typical Moroccan fountain.

 
Bags full of colorful spices.

Bags full of colorful spices.

 
Many bags full of  spices of a street vendor in Fez, Morocco.

Many bags full of spices of a street vendor.

 
Ancient city gate of Fez.

Ancient city gate.

 



New road around the old medina.

New road around the old medina.

 



Unpaved ground near the ancient city wall of Fez.

Unpaved ground near the ancient city wall of Fez.

 



The main city square of Fez, Morocco.

The main city square.

 



Fez central train station.

Central train station.

 
Islamic architecture at the central train station.

Islamic architecture at the central train station.

   
Minaret, Morocco.

Minaret.

 


Internet sites with travel information about Fez

Virtual tourist: Fez travel guide


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Last update: 17/09/2013