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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  • Loved it. Great experience. Don't be afraid to wander. Download google maps for the area, turn on the GPS and wander. Be sure to pin key locations. We had no problems whatsoever; Google maps was 95%co...  more »
  • This is my favorite place. From the panorama seen from a distance when the same moments of exploring these 9 thousands of streets. It is worth to remember that the most and best preserved Medina of the Arab world. Also see the EAW list. Spedziłam there a few hours but I would gladly there has returned.
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  • We had taken a tourist taxi for 300 DH Super visit of Fez and around Fez thanks, he brought on all scenic sites and gave us free
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Where to stay in Fes

Accommodations in Fes mostly concentrate in and around the old part of town, the city's tourism hotspot. Budget-friendly and mid-market choices abound, ranging from youth hostels and basic hotels, to restored traditional houses with quiet courtyards. Luxurious options include boutique hotels situated in renovated mansions.
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