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what are the tourist places to see in Fes ?

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best place to see in Fes:
Old Medina: you can take nice walk through old medina neiberhoods, shopping & connect with people, Old Koranic Schools

outside city: Moulay Yacoub Thermal Station
Fes medina(ancient walled in city)is a lie museum where a number of activities are still undertaken as in the past centuries.The winding streets and what you eyes can catch along the way are great attractions. Great monuments reminiscing of the era between 10th&19th centuries need going inside to be visited:*Medersas from the 1300's-especially Albou Inania- *The forts(Borj) overlooking the old city(the northern one is a very informative medieval weapons museum)*The Nejjarine-carpenters-district crowned by the magnificient piece of architecture that is the 17th century funduk(medieval inn)*19th century Albatha palace&museum. Go to the main tanneries(what a sight?!)If you walk by a place with a sign saying Dar something,go inside:those authentic homes that have been turned into souvenirs or carpet stores. You wouldn4t have to buy unless you want to/or you're talked into it,but you'll definitely discover wonderful interiors.
Fes is an Old and Modern city. You can find all Modern Places like Europaen Cities i.e Paris. I was living 2 years in fes. I liked the Old Medina with Classic houses: You can't imagine the house area according to its door. In Old Medina all commercials are closed and ways are empty. 5 km far from Fes center, Sidi Hrazem, Well known station with natural traitments.
Salam. visit this link for a good overview of tourist locations in Fes. We found nearby Sidi Harazem and the various water 'sources' intriguing. Fes is stunning. Enjoy...

At the Fes tanneries you can see a craft that goes back thousands of years. Although smelly, this is the most picturesque souk in Fes. Historical buildings worth a visit are: Fondouk el-Nejjarine, the Merenid Tombs and Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II (the founder of Fes). Also worth a visit is the Musee de Armes and the Musee Dar el-Batha, the latter with 12 rooms filled with more than 500 objects. In the souk you will find the makers and seller grouped together according to the products they offer. Rue Talaa Kebira is the main thoroughfare in the medina. Dar el-Makhzen is a palatial complex outside the old town and altough closed to the public, the exquisitely decorated bronze doors of the main entrance on the Place des Alaouites, definitely worth seeing. Enjloy your visit to Morocco.
Hi Lesly. Have you ever been in Morocco? And Fez?
Fez is a mystical City with 3000 strets, is divided by quarters and there are people there that never got out of their quarter.
Visit Fez is a very astonishing experience but you beter go with a guide. Or you can easily get lost. :-) To get a guide you can ask in the hotel you stay, you can go to the turisme post or i can help you.
You visit the medina, the mosques, the factories of the natural skin, and the various artisans of the regional crafts.
How many days are you staying in Morocco? It would be a very special experience to visit the sahara desert, 6 hours car drive away.It stays in the soudest of morocco in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga. There you can feel the awakening of your senses...
The most important monuments in Fes city are:
The Madrasa Bou Inania (also Bu Inaniya) in Fes, Morocco, is a madrasa founded in AD 1351–6 by Abu Inan Faris who also founded the Madrasa Bou Inania in Meknes. It is widely acknowledged as a marvel of Marinid architecture. "Bou Inania" comes from the first part of the sultan's name "Abou Inan". The madrasa functioned as both an educational institute and as a congregational mosque at the same time. It is the only madrasa in Fes which has a minaret. Opposite the main doorway of the madrasa is the entrance to the dar al-wudu (ablutions house). Left and right of the central court are class rooms.

According to history religious leaders of the Karaouine Mosque advised Abu Inan Faris to build this Madrasa.[1] It was the last madrasa to be build by the Marinids. The madrasa became one of the most important religious places of Fes and Morocco, gaining the status of Grand Mosque.

The madrasa has been renovated in 18th century. During the reign of Sultan Mulay Sliman entire sections were reconstructed. In the 20th century, major restoration work was carried out to the load-bearing structure, the plaster, wood and decoration.

The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco that is accessible to non-Islamic tourists. Opposite the Madrasa Bou Inania is the Dar al-Magana a wall with a hydraulic clock which was built together with the madrasa.

The Al-Attarine Madrasa is a madrasa in Fes, Morocco, near the Al-Qarawiyyin. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (r. 1310-1331) in 1323-5. The madrasa takes its name from the Souk al-Attarine, the spice and perfume market.

The University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin (Arabic: جامعة القرويين‎) (other transliterations of the name include Qarawiyin, Kairouyine, Kairaouine, Qairawiyin, Qaraouyine, Quaraouiyine, Quarawin, and Qaraouiyn) is a university located in Fes, Morocco. Founded in 859, as a religous school,[1] the university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.

Al Karaouine University played a leading role in the cultural and academic relations between the Islamic world and Europe in the middle ages. One of the greatest non-Muslim alumni of the university was the Jewish philosopher and theologian Maimonides (1135-1204), who studied under Abdul Arab Ibn Muwashah. The cartographer Mohammed al-Idrisi (d. 1166), whose maps aided European exploration in the Renaissance is said to have lived in Fes for some time, suggesting that he may have worked or studied at Al Karaouine. The university has produced numerous scholars who have strongly influenced the intellectual and academic history of the Muslim world. Among these are Ibn Rushayd al-Sabti (d. 1321), Mohammed Ibn al-Hajj al-Abdari al-Fasi (d. 1336), Abu Imran al-Fasi (d. 1015), a leading theorist of the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, and Leo Africanus, a renowned traveler and writer.

The Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco, is a zaouia (shrine) dedicated to and tomb of Moulay Idriss II, who ruled Morocco from 807 to 828 and founded the city of Fes for the second time in 810.[1]

In the year 1308, almost five centuries since the death of Moulay Idriss II, an uncorrupted body was found on the spot. People believed this was Moulay Idriss II and founded the Zaouia. Over the centuries, the building was amended heavily, and almost completely replaced in the 18th century by Moulay Ismail in a style typical of the Alaouites that govern Morocco to this day.

Moulay Idriss II is the patron saint of the city of Fes, and it is believed that visiting his zaouia is beneficial for strangers visiting the city, boys before being circumcized and women wanting to facilitate childbirth.

the Aben Danan Synagogue (Ibn Danan)

The synagogue was once only one of several inside the walls of Fes, and not the most elaborate. It is known to have been renovated in the 1870's. Following a period of decay and semi-abandonment, it underwent a restoration and was reopened to tourists in 1999
Fès is one of the most known travel destination in Morocco. Fes is the fourth largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech with a populationof 946,815. Fes is one of the imperial Moroccan cities and is considered as the spiritual capital of Morocco. Indeed, Fes is one of the most religious cities where we can see the strong presence of mosques, menarets, Al Qarawiyine (one of the oldest Islamic universities in the workd). The city is divided in two major areas : the old city called “Fez el Bali” and which means the old medina and the second major area of Fez which is “Fes Jdid”, ie. New city.
Fez El Bali is the largest part of the city, and is believed to be the largest contiguous car free urban area in the world.
Fez is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and many non-Moroccan are now restauring traditional houses (riads or dars) as second homes in the old medina of Fes.
Fes is a beautiful city, adorned by mosques, medersas, monuments and fondouks. This is a place caught in a time warp and you would feel that you have been transported to the medieval era.
The most important monuments in the city are:
Bouanania Medersa: a madrasa founded in AD 1351–6 by Abu Inan Faris who also founded the Madrasa Bou Inania in Meknes. It is widely acknowledged as a marvel of Merinide architecture. "Bou Inania" comes from the first part of the sultan's name "Abou Inan". The madrasa functioned as both an educational institute and as a congregational mosque at the same time. It is the only madrasa in Fes which has a minaret. Opposite the main doorway of the madrasa is the entrance to the dar al-wudu (ablutions house). Left and right of the central court are class rooms. According to history religious leaders of the Karaouine Mosque advised Abu Inan Faris to build this Madrasa. It was the last madrasa to be built by the Marinids. The madrasa became one of the most important religious places of Fes and Morocco, gaining the status of Grand Mosque. The madrasa has been renovated in 18th century. During the reign of Sultan Mulay Sliman entire sections were reconstructed. In the 20th century, major restoration work was carried out to the load-bearing structure, the plaster, wood and decoration. The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco that is accessible to non-Islamic tourists. Opposite the Madrasa Bou Inania is the Dar al-Magana a wall with a hydraulic clock which was built together with the madrasa.
Al Attarine Medersa: It is a madrasa in Fes, Morocco, near the Al-Qarawiyyin. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (r. 1310-1331) in 1323-5. The madrasa takes its name from the Souk al-Attarine, the spice and perfume market.
University of Al Karaouiyine: Founded in 859, the university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world and is considered the oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.Al Karaouine University played a leading role in the cultural and academic relations between the Islamic world and Europe in the middle ages. One of the greatest non-Muslim alumni of the university was the Jewish philosopher and theologian Maimonides (1135-1204), who studied under Abdul Arab Ibn Muwashah. The cartographer Mohammed al-Idrisi, whose maps aided European exploration in the Renaissance is said to have lived in Fes for some time, suggesting that he may have worked or studied at Al Karaouine. The university has produced numerous scholars who have strongly influenced the intellectual and academic history of the Muslim world. Among these are Ibn Rushayd al-Sabti (d. 1321), Mohammed Ibn al-Hajj al-Abdari al-Fasi (d. 1336), Abu Imran al-Fasi (d. 1015), a leading theorist of the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, and Leo Africanus, a renowned traveler and writer.
Zaouia Moulay Idrissi II : It is a zaouia (shrine) dedicated to and tomb of Moulay Idriss II, who ruled Morocco from 807 to 828 and founded the city of Fes for the second time in 810. In the year 1308, almost five centuries since the death of Moulay Idriss II, an uncorrupted body was found on the spot. People believed this was Moulay Idriss II and founded the Zaouia. Over the centuries, the building was amended heavily, and almost completely replaced in the 18th century by Moulay Ismail in a style typical of the Alaouites that govern Morocco to this day. Moulay Idriss II is the patron saint of the city of Fes, and it is believed that visiting his zaouia is beneficial for strangers visiting the city, boys before being circumcised and women wanting to facilitate childbirth.
Dar Batha
good choice so i respond you by french because you learn french !!
le mieux c de commence par la nouvelle ville a l'avenu mohamed 6 apres vous vous dirigé vers l'ancienne ville ou vous pouvé trouve desd choses a acheté aussi des souvenir ! sinon ne raté pas l'occasion de voyagé au environ de Fes c'est a dire a walili a sidi hrazem a ifran aussi moulay yakoub ou vous pouvez trouvé des sourçe chaude bon voyage !!
hi Lesly ..
im glad to give you shortly some names places to visit in Fes ..but please let me 1st giving you an overview about the city;Fèz is a maze of stone, marble and plaster surrounded by orchards. An aura of 1001 nights lingers here, but as the spiritual centre of Morocco, the old town lives in the shadow of the minarets, sprawling outwards from the mosque like a spider web of alleys, houses and shops. From their workshops in back alleys potters, charcoal burners, goldsmiths and weavers still practice their ancient trades for busy shops and stores in the crowded streets. Well over 1000 years old, the Jewish quarter, or mellah, has long had a reputation for producing some of the finest ironwork in the country, whilst in the suburb of the leather tanners ancient methods and facilities are still used to treat and dye hides.
There is always something to see in this lively and colourful city that is full of contrast. Originally founded in the 8th century, the city’s importance goes back many centuries, when it was the principal city linking the Mediterranean with the Sahara.

now im giving you the names of places that you can visit and enjoy:
1. Dar Batha Museum
2. Nejjarine Square and Carpenters' Souk
3. Bab Boujloud
4. Bou Inania Medersa
5. Water Clock
6. Moulay Idriss Zaouia
7. Attarine Medersa
8. Kairaouine Mosque and University
9. Seffarine Square
10. Cherratin Medersa
11. Andalous Mosque
12. Tanneries
13. The Mellah
14. Hammams in Fez translation of some words:
medersa: old school
zaouia: where a saint man lives and receive people
souk: popular market/ its a big square
mellah : jewich neigbourhood

and if u care about where to stay while your eventual visit, you have many choices between , hotels , riads/guest houses and this what i suggest you cause they are decorated by the morrocan style , so u can feel really the taste of morrocan architecture and too many other things that you have to live not just hear about..
finnaly let me wish you a welcome to Morocco and im at your disposal for any advise or quote for your next trip ..
you can hang out in the medina so yo can live the magic of the oldest morocco and you can travel by her old imperial walls and feel like a dream and you can also visit the nearest towns like meknes and the little city of ifrane you can ski
Karaouin University. the oldest university in the world. builded by a women Fatima Fihriya.
plus all this places that members & me told you about
i guess you should ask your friends & Members in Fes for anaother spacial places
they know about their city more than us i guess
Fes it's a historical city juse go and i'm sure you will like it and there is many special places to visit just walk around and you will discovre that
Fes it's a historical city juse go and i'm sure you will like it and there is many special places to visit just walk around and you will discovre that
In Fes you can have a great experience visiting the old medina Fes- el-bali with inumerous little streets but its better to get a guide. Other places like Medersa Bou Inania, the tanneries, the souk and mosquets.
Fes everythings there is torristical yeaaaaaaaaah
Fes everythings there is torristical yeaaaaaaaaah
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The Medina! and if you have time have trip to Oulmes
In the medina:

tanneries
Medressas
Streets
Souks
palaces
Visit
Fes is one of the four so-called "imperial cities" (the others are Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). It is separated into three parts, Fes el Bali (the old, walled city), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home of the Mellah), and the Ville Nouvelle (the French-created, newest section of Fes). The Medina of Fes el Bali, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is believed to be the largest contiguous car-free urban area in the world. Fes el Bali is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The University of Al-Karaouine was founded in 859 A.D. and is the oldest continuous operating university in the world.

Fes is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and many non-Moroccans are now restoring traditional houses (riads and dars) as second homes in the Fes medina. The most important monuments in the city are:

Bou Inania Madrasa
Al-Attarine Madrasa
University of Al-Karaouine
Zaouia Moulay Idriss II
Dar Batha
Aben Danan Synagogue.
the old city la medina

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