"Morocco - (Fès(z)) - its history - its tourism" Top 5 Page for this destination Wilaya de Fes by Luchonda

Wilaya de Fes Travel Guide: 190 reviews and 386 photos

First sentence of the Koran ""Allah...

Morroco, located in the NW of Africa, counts three mayor cities.
-Casablanca as an economical pivot table
-Rabat as the Capital and seat of the government
-And .. Fès finaly as intellectual and artisan headquarter of Morocco.
Even more .. Morocco counts 4 imperial cities: Rabat, Marrakesh, Fès and Mehnès.
Fès is the oldest one
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Once you find your way in the many narrow streets of the Fès Medina you have to visit the El Attarina medresse, a highlight of combined architecture of wood and marble.
It is here that i was fascinated by the "zellij" sculptures of Koran verses


From the right to the left
"Allah, thanks for saving me today once again against Satan"
The University of Fez ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Give water to the people ...

In many corners and public streets you will see this well decorated waterfountains, used for many reasons like daily water supply (local woman on the left - having some waterfun (local children in the middle), cleaning shoes by a professional shoemaker (right).

Medina - the oldest part in Fès

Very narrow streets, many shops, no cars allowed - only locals, tourists and mules and donkies
(who is who?) because this is the only way of transport in the oldest part of the city. And be aware - they have the first right ! The mules i mean.

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  • Pros:The most beautiful historical city of N.Africa
  • Last visit to Wilaya de Fes: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 3, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 4:47 AM

    nice page Luc - hope to spend some more time here for the Fes music festival in June!looking forward to it!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Luc, outstanding photos on this fabulous page about Wilaya de Fes. I especially like your travelogue about the tannery. Well done.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 11:39 AM

    Very interesting and wonderful pictures! I wonder how they keep the fridge from falling off the poor donkey?

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 1:12 AM

    Great tips, pics and travelogues on Fes. Brings back nice memories of my visit last year.

  • adhitya's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 9:52 PM

    Oh Man!!!! I had a bad experience with the tour guide in Marakesh that I decided to tour alone in Fez. It is obviously that I missed out alot without one. Excellentpage man!!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2005 at 12:31 AM

    Luc, wonderful new page of yours! Fes really is a fascinating place to visit! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 1:04 PM

    Great stuff here Luc! The Blue Gate is very impressive indeed and the 'azulejo' tiles both here and at the many fountains are so distinctive! Wow, that sounds and looks like a fancy spot where you were staying!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 12:22 AM

    Luc, fantastic page. It helps to freshen up my 30 years old memory of Fez from my pre-pre time of VT with only one picture, LOL ! It's really time for a revisit !

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2005 at 8:08 PM

    An excellent page on Fes with superb photos. You have well captured the spirit of the old town. I like especially the photo across a grid, in your introduction !

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2005 at 5:42 PM

    A real treat for me Luc (excuse me, BoBo).as I have never heard of this place, but it is beautiful. The important question is how is your sweet little Sam doing?

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