Medina in Fez is just like a maze.
When you walk around there, you’ll always end up in somewhere you don’t know!
If you want to visit famous places just in a day, let’s walk with our English speaking guide!
1) Departure in Fez
We’ll pick you up from a hotel or riad in Fez in the morning.
2) Bab Bou Jeloude
This is the symbol of the medina in Fez. Outside, it’s the color of Fez town, blue. Inside, the color of Islam, green. A lot of restaurants and gift shops are here. Tourists, merchants. and donkeys! The most exciting place in the medina.
3) Bou Inania Madrasa
Fez was once a sacred center of the Islamic world. This madrasa, Islamic school tells us how the city was sophisticated and culturally developed.
4) Nejarine Square
In this square, you can see a big caravan saray, an accomodation of caravans. Now it’s a museum, which has traditional furniture and pots, and tools for daily life.
5) Attarine Souk
This has been the busiest shopping street in the medina, and it still is. See people walking hurry, and talking loud!
6) Karaouin Mosque
Established in the 9th century, one of the oldest universities in the world. Someone is always sitting here at the gate, keeping a book. So mysterious!
You can look down this place from a building nearby. This is a traditional leather factory, totally manufactured by hand! Fez is famous with leather goods, made by the materials coming straight from here.
8) Mellah in Fez el Jadid
After lunch, let’s get to the new part of Fez. This is mellah, used to be a Jewish quarter. The buildings are typical, you can tell soon it’s a kind of special district.
9) Bou Jeloude Garden
Right next to the medina, you’ll find a big garden, full of green. This place is also popular among local Fez people.
10) Fez Panorama
At the end of the tour, enjoy panorama of Fez from the hill of Merenides Tombs, You’ll understand the town is surrounded by quiet mountains.
11) Back to hotel
Transfer back to hotel or riad in Fez.
For price and bookings:
- Lost in Fes Medina (twentyonepercent21.com)
- Fez: and a tale of a city (almost) revealed (moroccanmaryam.typepad.com)