Guided tours in Fes

You can book more than 57 tours, tickets to museums, and skip-the-line passes to the main sights in Fes.

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Located in the north-eastern part of Morocco, Fes is often called the cultural capital of the country. The city is famous for its walled medina, which features medieval Marinid architecture and vibrant souks. It is also home to religious schools that are decorated with elaborate cedar carvings.

The Royal Palace of Fez

Located in the city of Fez, the Royal Palace of Fez, also known as Dar el Makhzen, is a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. This historic building, which dates back to the thirteenth century, is the official residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco. However, this magnificent building is not open to the public and is off-limits for visitors.

Built in the thirteenth century, the Royal Palace of Fez was a part of the Marinid dynasty. This era was a time of great prosperity in Fez. This time period saw the building of numerous new mosques and madrassas. The palace's interior was a reflection of the grandeur and sophistication of this era.

The Medina

Located in north-west Morocco, the Medina of Fes is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is known for its vibrant colors and narrow alleys.

The Medina of Fes is composed of two main areas, the Old and the New. The older area is more historical, while the New is a modern part of the city. The area is easily accessible by car.

The Old Medina has the most famous tourist attractions, but is also the most densely populated. Many of the streets are narrow, making it difficult for cars to pass.

Chouara Tannery

Located in the city of Fes, Morocco, the Chouara Tannery is one of the oldest and busiest tanneries in the world. It has been in operation since medieval times. It has been an important source of income for the local community. It produces leather goods for international markets.

The process used to make leather at the tannery involves soaking animal skins in water and lime for two to three days. The skins are then dried in the sun. The process is ancient and involves using cow urine and pigeon poop.


Kairaouine Mosque

Located in Fes, the Kairaouine Mosque is one of the oldest and most important mosques in Morocco. This place of worship was founded by the daughter of a wealthy merchant in 859. It was renovated under the rule of the Almoravids in the 12th century. This beautiful mosque is considered the holiest mosque in the country.

The structure of the mosque is made from carved cedar wood and tile revetment. The courtyard features two fountain pavilions, inspired by the Alhambra at Granada. The main prayer hall is in the center of the courtyard. At the sides of the courtyard, there are smaller fountains.

Madrasa Al Attarine

Located on the main street of Fes, al Attarine Madrasa is a historical building with a large courtyard. It was built in the 14th century. The madrassa is considered a masterpiece of Marinid architecture and has an impressive decorative program.

During the 13th and 15th centuries, the Marinid dynasty ruled Morocco and promoted Sunni teachings. The sultan was known as a pious ruler. He was also the patron of many madrasas. He is credited with building two of the most important madrasas in Fez.

Madrassas of this period were usually built with a mihrab (a straight doorway aligned with the qibla, or main axis of the building). They were also often used as mosques for residents and official ceremonies.


Cafe Clock

Located in the heart of Fes' medina, the Cafe Clock is a quirky eatery that offers great food and a fun atmosphere. This is a great place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They have a range of Moroccan tapas, including falafels, chicken kebabs, and grilled veggies.

The Cafe Clock is a cultural hub, hosting various events and activities. This includes cooking classes, calligraphy lessons, and musical performances. They also have a great rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the rooftops of Marrakech. This is a good place to enjoy some of the best sunset views in town.

Chez Rachid

Located right next to the Blue Gate, Chez Rachid is a great place to eat in Fes el-bali. This restaurant is popular among both locals and tourists, and offers a tasty meal at fair prices. The food is simple but delicious, and the staff is friendly. Guests can choose from a wide variety of tagines, including lamb, chicken, and fish. Most varieties use saffron and olive oil, but you can also try a vegetarian version.

The restaurant is a great place to see the kitchen in action. You can observe chefs working and you can buy spices, water, and pastries from a shop across the street. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on spices and other food items for your trip home.

Day trips from Fes

Taking day trips from Fes is a great way to explore the city and surrounding area. Fes, Morocco's second largest city, has many attractions and day trips to offer. This UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its ancient medina and labyrinth of narrow streets. There are also opportunities to meet local artisans and to try pottery making. You can also take a guided tour of the medina, which is the best way to get an overview of the historical and cultural sites.

Some of the most popular day trips from Fes include an excursion to nearby Volubilis and Chefchaouen. Both places are located in the Rif Mountains, which make them a great place to visit. You can also take a full day trip from Fes to Meknes, which is Morocco's former imperial capital. You will also get to explore the Middle Atlas Mountains, which are home to the famous Barbary apes.

Another popular day trip from Fes is to visit the blue-washed city of Chefchaouen. This beautiful, historic Moroccan city was founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami. The settlement was built to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. It features beautiful streets, a blue-and-white paint scheme, and an Ethnographic Museum. You will spend several hours exploring the city. You will be taken to the Grand Mosque, the blue-and-white Es-Seffarine Square, and the coppersmiths' quarter. You will also get to see a traditional leather tannery. You can also purchase a traditional leather scarf.

For more information about these day trips, or to book your Fes vacation, you can contact a local tour company. They can organize everything for you from pick-up at your hotel to the drop-off. They will help you get the most out of your visit to Morocco and will answer any questions you may have. They can also arrange accommodations if you are looking for a more luxurious hotel. They are very flexible and will work with your schedule.

If you are looking for a less expensive Fes day trip, you can try the Marrakech Tour Company. They operate small groups of up to 17 participants. They are available daily. They are also a great option if you want a private, personalized tour of Fes. They will arrange everything for you and provide you with an English speaking guide. You can also choose from a range of tours, including one that includes a cooking class with a master chef.

If you are interested in taking a full day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen, you can book an excursion with the Marrakech Tour Company. They will organize door-to-door pickup and private transportation from your hotel in Fes. They will also include an itinerary that includes all of the main attractions in Chefchaouen. You will also be able to stop in the blue-washed medina, as well as the Ethnographic Museum, and other off-the-beaten-path villages. You will also be able to enjoy a picnic lunch in the city.

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