Medieval Fes was Morocco’s capital for more than 400 years, and is still an important religious and cultural center today. The old walled part of the city, known as Fes El Bali, was founded in the 9th century. It is filled with elaborate architecture and best explored on foot. Other highlights include the Chaouwara Tanneries, the Merenid Tombs, the Sultanate palace of Dar el-Makhzen and the Mellah or Jewish Quarter. Here the best things to do and see in the cultural capital of Morocco Fez.

Do not miss:

  • Chaouwara tanneries
  • Bou Inania Madrasa, one of the few religious places in Morocco open to non-Muslims.
  • Kairaouine Mosque is one of the largest in Africa
  • Batha Museum is an earlier summer palace, today a museum with art and craft
  • Jewish Quarter
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