Wake up today in one of the most ancient cities in Morocco. Founded in AD 808 by the Sultan Moulay Idris II, the city’s history and position is well Ingrained in the upcoming of the Moroccan Identity and traditions. It was once the Mecca of Science and Knowledge for it had the first University in the world, Al Karaouyine, and it wielded many scholars and intellectuals. It had fertilized the minds and the souls of many over the age, and surely more to come. Its solid and well established position over centuries as a cultural melting pot had provided it with a unique spirit of multi-culturality, tolerance and peace. Therefore, Open up to the city and enjoy what it has to offer.
Along with your tour guide, touch on the cities marking features and uniqueness which you cannot find anywhere else. As you walk in to Fez El Bali ( the ancient town) you are faced with a fork in the road , the right one is “talaa kebira “ and the left one is “talaa sghira” and unlike Robert Frost we will travel the road most taken as we follow the footsteps of great women and men who been here . The “Talaa Kbbira” will lead us straight to Bou Inannia Madrassa at the end of the market. This Madrasa served as theological colleges and was built in 1351 with a Merenid Style.
Right in front of Bou Inannia lays one of Fez’s mysteries, the Hydraulic clock. It was mainly made to announce prayer times. Continue After it towards the Henna Souk passing by Fon Douk Smen. After souk Hanna you will reach Zawyat Moulay Driss II (the sultan’s shrine) and across it is is Medrasa el Attarine and few maters is the Kairaouione mosque university.
While wandering around your mind would not help but wonder about the lost stories, the legends, hopes, and the love stories that once lightened those brick walls, It’s The magic of Fez
The more you know: each October Fez held one of the largest and well known Sufi festivals with performers from around the world.
Overnight in: Fez
Activities: BouInania, Attarin Medersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, Moulay Driss tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, and the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’.
Local Experience: Pottery workshops