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Address: Derb Zaouia, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Not built by the Marinid Dynasty

Cheraatin Madrasa was completed in the 17th century and catered for 150 students as the biggest school at the time. The architecture is very impressive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheraatin Madrasa was completed in the 17th century and catered for 150 students as the biggest school at the time. The architecture is very impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A splendid historic school that every tourist should visit in my opinion. It is a pure bliss to walk in the patio.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

On the contrary of the - indeed much more beautiful - medersas Biu Inania and Attarine, this one has the monopoly advantage that you can visit the complete building, and that's very interesting. And we where the only tourists there!

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Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

A unique building restored with a great taste. Everything appears to look exactly as it was built centuries ago

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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is the first medersa we visited as part of the tour in Fes el Bali. I was blown away by the architecture - it felt like i was transported into a different time. The beauty of this place is well maintained. I highly recommend going with a well-versed guide. It's a shame not to know about the history of... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

this mederssa from the best mederssa in the medina just for the people how they are intressting on history and it located in the center of medina near the souks

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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This madrasa is not easily found, tucked away not far from Qarawiyyeen mosque. Not everybody comes here but if you do, you will find the most peaceful lovely place. The geometry of the ornamentation lends you peace of mind and calmness and make sure you go upstairs and explore the wonderful angles and effects of sunlight on the geometry from... More 

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2 Thank Nadia B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This medersa dates from the 17th century and is different from other the other, older medersas. It is much taller and less decorated, but still very elegant thanks to its large Moorish arches on four sides around a courtyard. This is also the only medersa in Fez where you can climb to the upper stories and visit the student cells.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

Very beautiful and impressive. There is a fee to this attraction less than 1 euro. The best way to visit it is with a guide to explain you about the kings in Marroco and history of the place.

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Thank Nany M
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very beautifull really,bit different to attarin medressa,difficult to find though,need a guide to take you to all these famous places really,but they are hidden gems-which must be seen

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