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Museo Nejjarine, Fes

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Admire the architecture and artifacts of Museo Nejjarine, located within a restored funduq--a building that once provided accommodations for traveling merchants. Make sure you see the handcrafted Berber instruments during your visit, and head up to the top floor cafe to gain extensive views of the medina while sipping a mint tea. Make Museo Nejjarine a centerpiece of your Fes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fes visit planning tool.
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  • Well preserved old riad in the Fez medina. Now a museum. On the roof there is a tea cafe where you can sit and take in views over the medina. 
    Well preserved old riad in the Fez medina. Now a museum. On the roof there is a tea cafe where you can sit and take in views over the medina.  more »
  • It is worth visiting the place and pay 20 dirham if only for having a look at the design of the place. The presentation itself and the various items are well worth the visit as well. Make sure you... 
    It is worth visiting the place and pay 20 dirham if only for having a look at the design of the place. The presentation itself and the various items are well worth the visit as well. Make sure you...  more »
  • Our whole group loved this museum. The building was beautiful. Items were well displayed and signs were well written in English, French, and Arabic. My kids loves reading and learning, and they... 
    Our whole group loved this museum. The building was beautiful. Items were well displayed and signs were well written in English, French, and Arabic. My kids loves reading and learning, and they...  more »
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  • Amazing to see but loses a star for the hustlers. Do your research on how much to pay before buying anything! It's also highly recommended to go as part of a tour so you don't get hassled to smitherines.
  • Very well maintained museum about wood and craft
  • A very nice and historical place 👍👍👍
  • Formerly an inn it is now is a museum. Funduq al-Najjarin ( 'Inn of the carpenters') is a historic funduq (acaravanserai or traditional inn). The funduq is situated in the heart of the medina, at Al-Najjarin Square which is also notable for the Nejjarine Fountain, an attachedsaqayya or traditional public fountain. The building was designed for use by the merchants, traders, and visitors to the city of Fez and provided a storage place. It is a prominent example of Moroccan riad architecture. Today it houses a private museum. The name alNajjarin means "carpenters", a reference to the historic presence of a carpenters' souq (market) around the square in front of the funduq today. The funduq was commissioned by the amin (provost or magistrate) 'Adiyil in 1711. The various structures and the public square form an integrated whole in the local community. The building was originally used as a trading center, caravanserai (inn), and merchant warehouse associated closely with the Makhzen (the government or royal authorities). It likely continued to serve this function up until the beginning of the 20th century.  Another funduq Funduq Sagha (Arabic:فندق الصاغة‎, lit. 'inn of the goldsmiths') in northern Fes el-Bali, also exhibits a very similar architecture and decorative style. The building was restored and reopened as a private museum for wood arts and crafts known as Le Musée Nejjarine des Arts et Métiers du Bois in 1998.
  • good place to visit

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