Medina of Fez, Fes

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Discover the historical heart of the city at Medina of Fez, the oldest neighborhood in Fez, protected as a World Heritage Site. Founded as the capital of the kingdom by the Idrisid dynasty in the 8th century CE, the walled part of town includes a wealth of historical monuments and buildings flanking narrow, winding, bustling streets. Head to area's souks to haggle for traditional clothing, spices, and ornaments, or take in scenes of everyday life from the comfort of a local cafe. Find out how to plan Fes trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • If there is one place you should absolutely visit in Morocco, it has to be the great Medina of Fez. Beautiful and surprising.  more »
  • Do NOT go through this medina without a guide. You can easily get lost, and you will need a guide to get you to the more important sites like the tannery and the narrowest street in Fez. Do not wear s...  more »
  • Unfortunately I have to say that Morocco has fascinated me as I thought. I know I'm a lone voice, but that's my experience. The medinas ... are all very similar, a smattering of stores, nothing more. They differ by the beauty of some mosques, predictable only from outside, and for the workshops of the craftsmen, but basically the same thing. FES drew me to the tanks of the tanners, but are colored like the pictures, at most you will find 3 colors and pretty hair type. Interesting instead of carpet weavers ' workshops and the tailors: I saw men having beautiful embroidery with beads and rhinestones that perhaps even our seamstresses would know tubes do, for the rest ... shops, stores, shops ... and restaurants.
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