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The Historic and cultural core of Fes and the seat of Morocco’s government until 1912; Fes ancient Medina remains the city’s largest draw. in fact a stretching out area of snaking alleyways, jumbled souks dotted palaces, Madrassas and mosques. So on this Fes Guided Walking Tour, discover this UNESCO world heritage site with the largely pedestrianized zone you’ll get in touch with the history and culture in the best way to explore Fes Medina on foot. In the first place, start with the majestic royal palace, walled medina, the rambling souks, home of the famous Tanner’s Quarters. Besides see mausoleum and ripe in the medieval architecture and the oldest buildings in the world including Kairaouine Mosque University, the Jewish Quarter. Where better place to soak up the old-world atmosphere.
Upon meeting our professional driver at your accommodation you’ll start exploring the uniqueness of Fes city. So sit back and relax in your air-conditioned vehicle and head to your first stop; The Royal Palace. This exquisite palace is one of the highlights reflecting the modern Moroccan architecture, especially it doors which are made of marble, copper and Zalije. After visiting the Royal Palace you’ll discover the oldest Jewish Quarter in Morocco which still exists. Then from here continue until you arrive to Bab Boujloud the massive striking blue door and its tilework, start your first steps in the endless world of pedestrian.
After roaming inside the old Medina, you’ll find the world’s oldest university “Al Quarraouine” its is found by Fatima Al-and Fihriya in 859. Moreover it’s claimed by the UNESCO world heritage site that this university needs to continue functioning as an educational institution. There are also other schools like Madras Bouanania, El-Attarine and Koran schools for religious purposes. Then continue your way meandering in the 13th-century city walls soaking up the true feeling of being in the old ages, you will visit Moulay Idriss mausoleum and museums including Batha one of fine arts, and Nejjarine Museum an incredible one where you’ll discover wooden crafts and arts, traditional tools, musical instruments and carpets…
After a break for lunch in one of the hundreds of traditional restaurants in the Medina, continue your Fes Medina tour to the famous Tanneries quarter. In fact is the soul of Fes city’s leather trade. Here the exotic happens animal skins are soaked in giant pots where workers use just natural colors to manufacture high-quality leather products ( be aware of the bad smell in this place). Last but not least, drive outside the Medina up to the hill of Bab Fettouh cemetery and enjoy the panoramic view of the entire Medina.
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