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History & Cultural walk in Fez Medina

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    Stop At: Chouara Tannery, Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030 Morocco

    Tanners’ District: One of the main attractions of Fes, the tanners’ quarters is where leather is produced using the same centuries-old methods. You can get a bird’s eye view from the raised platform and watch the entire process. El-Attarine Madrasa or the Medersa Attarine: Visit Fes’s most popular attraction, the El-Attarine Madrasa in the heart of the city, built in 1325. See the fine examples of Merenid craftsmanship around the madrasa, especially the stucco and cedar wood carvings on the ceiling. Karaouine Mosque: One of the biggest religious structure in Morocco, this mosque lies in the heart of the medina. The university attached to the mosque has been the centre of Islamic learning in Morocco for more than 1000 years.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Attarine Madrasa, Rue Talaa Kebira, Fes Morocco

    Al-Attarine Madrasa, the madrasa being a kind of educational institution. Built during the 14th century during the Marinid dynasty, it holds a tiny yet impressive courtyard with a large basin at its center and walls decorated with traditional patterns, carved stucco ornamentations, mosaic tiles, and Arabic calligraphy.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Place Seffarine, Fes Morocco

    Whilst exploring the streets of the old Medina of Fes, you came upon these true craftsmen, rhythmically beating their hammer on metal to make the most amazing brass and copper goods.

    It is fascinating to watch them hard at work, using the same traditions that have been used for hundreds of years.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fes el-Bali Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030 Morocco

    In the heart of the Old Medina lies Masjid al Qarawiyyin, dating back to the 9th century it is believed to be the world's oldest university and established by a woman, Fatima al Fihri.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Nejjarine, Pl. Nejjarine, Fes 30030 Morocco

    Funduq al-Najjariyyin a traditional inn used by merchants and traders.

    As it is now, a museum about traditional wooden arts and crafts. The interior courtyard is very impressive and held three floors of museum space, from wooden ornamentation to traditional tools. Once you reached the rooftop you then have a great view over the old town and grab a drink at the local cafe

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bou Inania Medersa, Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes 30110 Morocco

    The Madrasa Bou Inania was founded in 1351–56 as an educational college and a neighborhood mosque

    A central courtyard contains a fountain for ablutions, surrounded by keyhole arches, with a square minaret towering above. The interior architectural details are stunning in workmanship and detail: intricate and geometric zellige tiles (colored tiles in patterns), honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork), beautiful cedar mashrabiyyas (lattice screens), and massive brass entrance doors and elaborate cedar ceilings...

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    • Sais Airport, Fes Morocco


    Ports
    Blue Gate, Rcif Gate
    Duration
    4h
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    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Attarine Madrasa
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Nejjarine
    • Entry/Admission - Bou Inania Medersa
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a few issues with the newly employed tour guide and the company offered a full refund as we did not stay long enough for another tour. Excellent customer service, recommend.

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our fantastic guide Khalid is a native of the Médina. He knows everyone and they all know him. He was able to take us to many shops where we could taste the produce. Unfortunately, half a day is not long enough to see all of...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dorabe
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We found this review on Tripadvisor as it was highly rated and we have zero regrets booking. Mohamed met us at our Riad which is situated within the medina at 10am sharp and took us to all the sights and main attractions within, including Karueein...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank nvrngh
    Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

    We contacted Mohamed to craft the perfect tour to get as much as we could out of our limited time in Morocco and they worked with us carefully to make the perfect experience! Mohamed and Adil even met us voluntarily the night we arrived to...More

    Thank Davina D
    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    Do not hesitate to book a tour with them. The team was absolutly nice and professional ! My two tours with them were fabulous and great moments ! I recommand sincerely Mohamed and his team !

    Date of experience: July 2019
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