Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez, Fes: Hours, Address, Medina of Fez Reviews: 4.5/5

Medina of Fez
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Vicky07Miami_FL
Miami, FL416 contributions
A MUST in FEZ
Jul. 2020
Years of tradition how to color and prepare the leather in the TANNERIES unique site in the world Located in Fez.
you get there entering the stores in the second floor Prepare for the smell with a piece of Mint leaves
Written June 7, 2021
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Mike S
8 contributions
Great walk in the city of Fes
Mar. 2021
Great tour of the inside streets and markets of the old medina of Fes. We had a great walk and enjoyed a stop by a local coffee shop for a break
Written April 10, 2021
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Kemal Celik
Istanbul, Turkey217 contributions
Such a City
Oct. 2020 • Family
Walking through the city,coming across some details of beauty,palaces,mansions,city walls,people who struggle like every city,people who appreciate what they have,humbleness,kindness.Mosques to churches,market to bazaars,workshops to showrooms,this city is simply amazing.The riads ( houses) such stylish and quaint,we loved it.I didn’t like the tajini,I liked morocco pastillas and barberian pizza,more than anything.
Written October 14, 2020
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AJT
Melbourne, Australia197 contributions
Must Do
Mar. 2020 • Couples
If you are in Fez, a walk through the Medina is a must ! Wear your comfy shoes though, as we walk through the Medina for more than two hours. So much to see and learn. We were taking in the atmosphere, and stayed engaged throughout the whole walk.

The leather tannery was breathtaking. This is what you see on countless postcard and and travel literature. To actually be there was such a treat. The background is actually taken on a balcony of a leather shop. You can get your bespoke leather jacket made in just 4 hours. Kinda cool.

The market streets were narrow, but it just adds to the experience. Be brave and try some street food, just point and pay the vendor. They are earning a living so they will be more than happy to oblige.

If you are into carpets, Morocco has their own carpet industry, but to be honest the ones in Turkey are more sophisticated and beautiful, and yes more expensive. We went to a carpet store and the usual English speaking person goes through his pitch. We didn’t buy anything (because we sold a kidney when were in Turkey). But the mint tea was a nice break while we were watching others haggle for their carpets.

This is absolutely a must-do once in a lifetime. You truly get the sense of the Moroccan spirit.
Written October 4, 2020
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Pedro C
West Bloomfield, MI39 contributions
Fez medina visit
Jan. 2020
The medina of Fez visit was the greatest experience during our visit (my wife and I) in Morocco. In contrast to other medinas (old city areas) in the country this was the most authentic, tourist-free place we visited. Yes, you will need a guide, otherwise you may be lost for ever in that labyrinth. Lots of walking, be prepared!
Written August 11, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,418 contributions
Very old culture
Jun. 2019
We travelled on our own and walked around the Medina for hours. It was an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience. It must be said it was difficult to navigate our way through this amazing maze of buildings, people, animals, motor bikes, push bikes and a host of other interesting and strange things. We used a Map app on our mobile phone to get around, and it mostly did a good job. When we got completely lost we just kept going. We saw quite a lot on the day. There were several "offers of help" from a number of locals, "for free", but there was always a hidden price. The Medina is a must visit.
Written May 31, 2020
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mannks
Indianapolis, IN279 contributions
Amazing walking tour of the old City Center of Fes
Mar. 2020
You will need a guide that knows his way around. Amazing old City Center of Fes. Beautiful old souks, mosques, carpet shops, old leather tannery and copper smiths.
Sometimes the people that want to sell you something get annoying. However, this a must when in Fes. We went to the old Jewish cemetery afterwards.
Written May 28, 2020
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,274 contributions
You can’t get there from here☺
Jun. 2019
This rabbit warren of alleys called streets requires a knowledgeable guide to—as the Mamas & Papas sang in the 1960s—get you where you want to go. The Old City was founded in the 800s AD, reaching its zenith in the 1200s. In the 9th century, buildings were constructed close together, to prevent sunlight from heating walls. Since goods were transported on donkeys, streets needn’t be wide. Twelve-hundred years later, streets are the same width. Only now, a tourist river flows through these narrow streets.

Vendors have makeshift stands to sell wares, but our group of 35 had no time to shop. Keep up or stay lost forever. Our group departed Allal Art Gallery (where I purchased a fabulous brass platter depicted in the accompanying photo) and ventured into the rabbit warren of streets, en route to Chouara Tannery.

I regret not enjoying a few days in Fez/Fes, with an experienced guide to provide architectural and political history of this former Moroccan capital.
Written May 4, 2020
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William Nut
Guelph, Canada295 contributions
Amazing, guide is recommended
Apr. 2020 • Family
The Fez medina is huge, home to 200,000 people sonyou can and will get lost. If that's your thing (I enjoy that when solo) you wont be disappointed. Otherwise I suggest a guide, I will include our guides card in the photos if that's allowed. Said was a great guide lots of info, covered a large area in 3 hours (bring good walking shoes). He stopped at the tannery and other authentic local places for everything from textiles to sweets. I took a ton of photos and we are all very happy but tired at the end. Smaller children will need more time, it's not very stroller friendly as the lanes are crowded (even with no tourists, this was early March and while ot locked down, tourists were already staying home, but the locals filled the streets) and also very narrow.
Written April 26, 2020
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Emh9010
New York City, NY85 contributions
bucket list
Feb. 2020
Seeing the sights in the Medina was remarkable. I actually preferred the Medina in Fes to that of Marrakesh. While still large and bustling there was something more mangebale about it. Be sure to pick up some leathers good!
Written April 16, 2020
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