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For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech.
What a lovely neighbourhood. We wandered around the mail street...More
In 1244, the Marinid rulers overthrew the Almohad Caliphate, then ruling Morocco. The new rulers (Berbers with Sunni Muslim beliefs) decided to relocate the capital to Fes. A "new" walled section of town was built fit for the royals, with a palace, nearby houses for...More
If you are exploring Fés el Jédid, you defenitely have to visit Le Souk Artisanat (you can find it on Google). It's a bit hidden, but you can find it easy follow cardboards or find this place on Google.
It's a beautiful house with 4...More
El-Jdid is the second old town of Fez after the Medina.
It leads from the Mellah (Jewish quarter) to the city gardens and offers a lot of shops and a typical spot of Moroccan life.
Good for a walk in shade after visiting the Mellah...More
Fes el-Jdid was interesting to visit but should not be a priority. The streets are "grittier" than other areas of Fes, and Morocco generally for that matter. It is mostly a working class area of people going about their business.
The gates of the Dar...More
Attached to Fes-el-Bali this is the new town though only in comparison to Medieval. There is a long open bazaar where locals buy their clothing and also many shops selling fabrics for home decoration. The styles and materials are changing in Morocco too, the latest...More
Visited a couple of times, once en route back to Fez el Bali from the train station. It is not as interesting as the old medina so we didn't spend a lot of time there. We did have a brief stroll through the market, went...More