Fes el-Bali, Fes

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Try not to get lost in Fes el-Bali, a maze of winding alleyways that represent the oldest district in the city, protected as a World Heritage Site. Founded at the end of the 8th century, the medina acted as the capital of the Idrisid dynasty, which produced an abundance of historical palaces, mosques, and madrasas. The preservation of the local, everyday culture, particularly in the market areas, is just as remarkable, with leather goods tanning in the street and stall after stall of colorful spices and fresh cuts of meat. Particular landmarks across the medina include storied mosques and one of the oldest universities in the world. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fes el-Bali by using our Fes tour builder tool .
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  • Fes is a living, breathing city that absorbs its tourists easily. Remove electricity and it could be 1000 years ago. Marrakesh is more exotic, more touristy and more colorful. If you have time for onl...  more »
  • stayed two and a half day in Fez, in a wonderful riad. They helped us find a tourist guide (through the local tourist bureau), and we spent four hours in the medina, walking from historical attraction...  more »
  • It may seem too chaotic at the beginning and I admit that we quite annoying the theme of people who offered you guide or drug for tiring, but if you leave that aside and looks everything weird and different compared to our culture having , then arises a very good range of things to do, from bargain to buy various objects, learn hospitality, chat with a salesperson of Saffron that we told that he had inherited the shop from his father, then haggle for an Aladdin's lamp, more front tire and think... "I do here"? and then answer that question when purchased fresh dates and big like a pineapple!, super recommended to open the mind and not be carried away by so many fictions of North America or both international news.
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