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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  • It is the second time that I am going to Fez and I love to know more places of Morocco but the Medina of Fez is impressive and comfortable visit. I advise to sleep in a Riad near the entrances to be able to find it at night and not fear through its labyrinth of alleys.
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  • This is a must see experience . You’ll be transported back centuries in time. You’ll see people making the most beautiful wares ( carpets, leather, fabric, ceramics) by hand using traditional methods ...  more »
  • If you have time, the Medina of Fes is the most top to see. almost Everything is concentrated within the walls of protection that several centuries of antiquity hide. Between that you emerse yourself ...  more »
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