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Bou Inania Medersa, Fes

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
See one of the oldest functioning religious colleges in the country at Bou Inania Medersa, a historic institution known for its elaborate architecture. Built between 1350 and 1357, the building stands as one of the best-preserved examples of Marinid architecture, boasting latticed woodwork and geometric tile decorations around the entrance and throughout the interiors. Put Bou Inania Medersa and other Fes attractions into our Fes road trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This was a great stop in the old medina of Fes. Try to have your camera ready to take some ancient architectural designs  more »
  • Beautiful architectural tile and woodwork in the heart of the Medina. Escape the chaos, and relax a while inside.  more »
  • Bou Inania Medersa is a wonderful achievement. This 14th century building was meant to be a school for Islamic teaching. We visited and were in awe of the beauty of the place. It's full of history...  more »
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  • Beautiful Madrasa, entrance via past the rainbow street. Quite a quick visit though, not much areas to explore. Need to pay entrance fee. Closes by evening.
  • Absolutely stunning and gorgeous. I could look at the carved woodwork all day. Cost us 20 dirham each to enter. When you leave the courtyard, the lady will tell you to go right down a hallway. Don't be disappointed. There's nothing there.
  • Important and well preserved Koranic school dating back to the 14th century. Partially open, well maintained, not to be missed if you visit the Fez medina
  • Islamic school built in 1300 was the center of the religious medina. If name owes to the sultan who financed it. Today the entrance fee is charged, in which you can only see the central patio. It closes from one to five at noon. It is the only madraza with minaret which has a pole in the direction of the mecca. It is one of the few places that let non-Muslims enter

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