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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Fes

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  • Paula M
    Aix-en-Provence, France224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly fascinating but do not try it without a guide. Hundreds of dead-end streets and very narrow and crowded. The tanneries are worth the trip.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, FL17,195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the area where the leather tannery coop is located surrounded by an abundance of leather stores. They give you a mint leaf to counters act the smell of the bird poop they use in the tanning process.
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • Dennis B
    Nokomis, FL60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our return visit after 4 years and so glad we came back. Ali, our host is as delightful and accommodating as ever. This palace is still in the throws of restoration but the staff make you feel most welcome. An easy walk from Bab Ziat (gate) of the Medina and 15 minute walk t the souk. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful at about $6 US; assorted pastries, juice, tea, coffee, egg, butter, cheese, jam. Our suite included queen bed, plenty of seating/liing area, bath with plenty of hot water. Table and chairs in the courtyard. Stayed 6 nights and we will be back again for sure.
    Written 17 April 2023
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  • Chelsea D
    Dallas, TX238 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our local Fes guide, Hassan, drove us up here after a tour of the Royal Palace grounds and old Jewish Quarter on a Wednesday in March 2022. We only walked along the outer area for a panoramic view. There was a man selling fez hats, but we decided to shop for those down in the city.
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a great tourist sight in itself, apart from the fact that the Blue Gate, or Bab Bou Jeloud is there. The Square probably serves more as a meeting point for groups, or may be for cars to find a parking spot. Other than that there is nothing to recommend this Square. However, once you go through the Blue arch way, then you transport yourself into a totally different world. Some people might even say exciting, but others may not! Be that as it may, it will prove to be quite an experience.
    Written 2 June 2020
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  • Thomas F
    Oakville, Canada11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The camel leather jackets are beautiful, soft leather and well made. We bought two of them and are very happy with the purchases. Whatever price they start with, offer them half of what they are asking and creep up in very small increments and dont give them more than 60% of what they asked under any circumstances.. They will pressure you but stick to your guns and you will walk away with an awesome jacket that costs twice that much in North America. I recommend this place but it is not for the faint of heart with bargaining!
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Borj Sud, or Southern Fort is a late 16th century construction, a short way from the Medina. We walked there and enjoyed it all the way, but were even happier when we got there. The view of the whole surrounding area was fantastic. It's worth your time just for the views and the fact it will help improve your physical fitness!
    Written 3 June 2020
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  • obdocSanJose
    San Jose, CA429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Riad was nearby & we enjoyed evening strolls in the plaza. The gate is beautiful. It is very lively with merchants selling, children playing and neighbors gossiping. There is an area to sit & watch if desired. There are some places to eat but we didnt take any risk. My husband became sick after Casablanca & Marrakesh even though we avoided street food.
    Written 27 September 2018
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Talaa Kabira or the Big Slope cuts right through Fez el Bali. It runs parallel to Rue Talaa Saghira. Talaa Kabira starts from The Blue Gate and terminates at the Kairaouine Mosque. This is one of the most colourful and interesting lanes of Fes. Carpet shops, food outlets, spice shops, butcheries with camel heads, bright slippers workshops can be found here. Buildings with classic facades are scattered on this thoroughfare.
    Written 25 November 2020
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  • Douce S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    we want tanks Khalid his family staff for amazing trip and services we feel deeply the cordiality and warmth of Morocco, we feel like a locals, was more than normal trip, was real experience, khalid Sailed Us for 10 days in multicultural , tradition, and colorful Morocco,good guide and tours leader always in the time, very helpful, know lot about history of the country, comfortable bus, professional driver, and very good organization, we feel really happy , its real authentic and magic trip we will recommend to every friends,

    Thank you a Lot ,
    Written 19 October 2014
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  • bg564
    Windhoek, Namibia888 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide gave use the history of the dar al-magana water clock which was very interesting but would have been better if it could have been a whole exhibit. The guide explained to us that at some point they had tried to put brass plates up to demonstrate how it must have looked but he also explained that after the original builders of the clock had finished the work nobody knew how to service it. Amazing that this little bit of history remains of a clock from the 14th century. Right across from the Bou Inania Medresa so this part of the medina is well worth visiting.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is also called Méchouar de Bab Dekaken or Gate Of the Benches. You can reach this enclosed parade ground via Bab el Saba and Bab Segma. There are high ramparts around this long levelled open area. It overlooks the Madina, which used to be a 17th century Italian arms and ammunition’s factory. This was an entertainment enclosure where the city dwellers used to gather to hear tales from storytellers, see magicians in action, watch dancers and hear music from the musicians. These days the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music is held here.
    Written 14 November 2020
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  • Mariem K
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fellow travelers, for those of you who are willing to visit Palace Mnebhi I would like to recount an incident involving the so called owner of this place.
    I was visiting Fez with friends, wandering the streets of Medina when I saw some people gathering outside a palace ( Mnebhi), some were leaving, others were entering. So out of curiosity I tried to get in that's when I heard someone shouting from the back ordering me to step back. I was stunned so I asked him for an explanation, bcz I thought it like any other ancient monument in Morocco, no reservation required. But instead of answering the simple question he started mocking me in front of everyone else, by repeating my question back to me, why? Because I want to, he said. I just couldn't believe his reaction, it felt so offensive and humiliating. I just stood there bewildered when one of my friends ( who is a male ) told him : she asked you a simple question he replied ,all while ignoring me : These foreign tourists booked the place in advance, She ( in reference to me) doesn't have the right to question me about my own place.
    I'm still confused, was it because I'm a moroccan tourist ? A woman? Or worse, of a different skin color ?
    If I spoke a different tongue than his, would I have gotten a response without all the mockery and public shaming!
    Fez is a beautiful city, something I had to make an effort to be able to see after that terrible encounter.
    Be wise when choosing where to put your money, Bon voyage !
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kasbah Cherarda is an old fortress constructed around the 17th century. Today it's only a ghost of its former self, from what can be seen from the outside, as we could not go inside for a look. Inside there is a hospital, a High school and a part of a University. Worth a quick look.
    Written 3 June 2020
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