Activities for a Rainy Day in Fes

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Fes on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Fes

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  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, FL17,195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 14th century fondouk that was the Inn of the Carpenters that now is an amazing museum displaying Morocco's various native woods plus tools and wooden doors and furniture.
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • allison m
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked by this store and saw the incredible rugs and knew we had to go in. The store is owned by two brothers, Idriss and Abdul, they are very kind and helpful. They let you have a look on your own and if you have questions are very happy to help. We ended up purchasing such an incredible piece at a very reasonable price. I’m so thankful we stopped here and definitely recommend it!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Escape36367497129
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just off the main pathways from the blue gate you will find this hidden showroom. After some friendly bartering over mint tea, we negotiated a price that made both parties happy. There was no pressure or attitude. One just needs to know what size and colours they want and Mohamed and staff will do the rest. They even wrapped my 2 x 1.5 m carpet into a small enough size that I took it as carry on luggage for my flight home.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • BobPraz
    Toronto, Canada231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The palace itself is a fascinating architectural treasure from the late 19th and early 20th century. There are two main courtyards with rooms branching off them, each with sumptuous decoration, some of it in a semi-dilapidated state. This is not an official government-run site, but a private mansion that the owner has opened to visitors. The price is nonetheless constant and the owner doesn't pressure you into anything (unlike some other private sites where the guardian might cite an arbitrary price, or you have to negotiate with a shopkeeper, etc). I think it was 30 dirhams, if I remember correctly.

    Because it's not under government control, it hasn't undergone the extensive (and occasionally heavy-handed) restorations that other historic monuments have. That's a big part of what actually makes this place interesting, not to mention the complete lack of crowds. Myself and my partner enjoyed it the quiet, faded opulence. It's safe, though the building is indeed in urgent need of care. Some areas are showing clear signs of damage, but some rooms still look in great condition.

    There are things that visitors may find troubling or off-putting, and I frankly don't know enough context to judge further. It's well known that the palace is in decay because it's privately owned and restoration would require a lot of time and money. You can see from earlier photos that one of the two beautiful wooden balconies in the second courtyard collapsed in recent years (the wall where it was once attached has since been plastered over), and the other one is now showing cracks too. The only hope for rescue at this point would surely be a government or international intervention. There was also indeed a dog being kept in the fountain inside the first courtyard when we were there, which barked constantly while we were nearby. It was a hot day so it must have been uncomfortable for it. It seemed in good health, so I don't know if it's otherwise mistreated. I suspect the owner keeps it there during visiting hours and perhaps keeps it as a guard dog the rest of the time.

    Optimistically speaking, perhaps the steady trickle of visitors will encourage someone to finally rescue the building. You'll have to decide for yourself though if some of the issues above would put you off from visiting.
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • Peaches
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh, what a wonderful spa experience! Loubna scrubbed every inch of us very diligently and professionally on very warm marble slabs. We were then given very nice massages in another private room. The Hammam itself is lovely, with tiled walls and wonderful resting areas between the scrub, massage and after salon. The facility was clean and we were not rushed through the experience. At the front there was a menu of activities and packages with prices which I thought were quite reasonable. The gentleman at the front recommended extending the massage time and I wish we had listened to him!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Cathy A
    Herndon, VA35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temptation was strong as I walked through the outdoor area with the fountains and the store after I had watched the artists preparing, making, and explaining their work. Their pride was palpable. I was especially enamoured with the fountains. We had recently moved and I could picture one in the backyard of our townhouse. Problem was I was with a tour group and wouldn't have had time to select and purchase one and they can't be ordered. So my suggestion would be to look at all the pictures before you go, see what appeals to you and be ready to buy when you see in person. Everything is beautiful and the manager Ahmed is eager to share the art and help you make a selection. You won't see products like these just anywhere.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • ValeskaScartezini
    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Art Naj Fez was one of the highest moment of our trip. We were able to see how Moroccan pottery is made by the magic hands of professional artists. We loved! And last, but not least, we have bought a beautiful vase that was perfectly delivered in Brazil. ❤️
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small synagogue was built in the 17th Cent. by Mimoun Ben Sidan, a wealthy Jewish merchant.
    It is located in the Mellah district partof the historic medina of Fes.
    Nice restoration work was done in 1999 . Visiting here can help you get a better knowledge of Jewish Heritage in Morroco .
    If you are strolling through the Mellah - it is worth to pay a visit .
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Mary M
    Nicosia, Cyprus43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice collection and interesting information. Not the most exciting thing I've ever seen, but if you like museum's you'd enjoy this place. Low price to get in and the staff is friendly. But, not much available in English.
    Written 24 March 2019
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  • Hind H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice hammam and massage.
    Our family had a beautiful expérience at the hammam and massage.
    Deep tissue hammam and massage.
    Thank you.
    Staff.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Leah A
    United States11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I did the hammam + massage at Spa Laaroussa. It was heavenly. The experience was so relaxing and soothing. The masseuses were professional and provided a calm environment that enhanced the experience. Highly recommend!
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • GoPlaces14860427404
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found this fantastic place by walking around the area and then suddenly being stopped by the most nice guy I have ever meet in Maroc. He invited me into his shop and offered me a cup of tea. We started talking and I quickly found out how big his heard was. He sold me a djellaba and I told him I would bring my friend so we could discuss buying some carpets. We didn’t have enough cash so he helped us looking for some. He used a lot of his day helping us without wanting anything in return.

    I will recommend this place to everybody who wants to buy a carpet or a djellaba in Fès.
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • Compass49197687591
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Searched up and down for a pair of shoes that felt extra special and came across this shop in the Medina. We ended up buying 3 pairs they were so nice. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something that’s artistic and a cut above the rest
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Climber59286132135
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend!!! We visited this store on a whim when in Fes and had a great experience. The owner was incredibly helpful, spoke great English and seemed honest. After comparing to other rug stores, his prices were fair while quality and selection were exceptional. The store is right on one of the 2 main Medina streets but might still be hard to find. You can text or WhatsApp in advance to choose a convenient meeting place.
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Ismail Z
    London, UK21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are visiting Fes, this place is a must to do. The sulfure water of the Thermes seemed to have some very relaxing properties. We had a pleasant afternoon at the spa and also did a hamam. Prices are slightly above average for Morocco but completely reasonable. The building and the amenities could get a refreshening and the staff could be a bit more friendly.
    The bar was nice but pricy…
    Written 29 September 2022
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