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History & Cultural walk in Fes 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, 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
    Inclusions
    • 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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    Additional Info
    • 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

    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 14 July 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
    1  Thank Marinendf
    Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

    The best way to know the Medina in Fez and don’t get lost, you can visit a lot of places that you never imagine, the tour was excellent!!

    1  Thank karlosg154
    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    So after being lost in the Medina on our second day, we decided to hire a guide to walk us through the beautiful lanes/streets of Fez. We decided to go ahead with Happy Moroccan Private Tours and it was one of the best decisions of...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank Lavlesh B
    Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

    The tour was fun and informative. The guide, Hamza did everything possible to make sure the tour was perfect. He had great stories and shared so much about the history and cultures of his beautiful city. The host, Mohammed also went out of his way...More

    2  Thank TravelingCAFool
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