Riad Dar Bensouda

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No. 14 Zkak El Bghel, Quettanine, Fes, 30000, Morocco
Riad Dar Bensouda
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Costs 29% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Things to do in Fez

by leotheafrican

I am fascinated by travel and have visited most of the Middle East - in the not too distant future I plan to study Arabic in Amman-Jordan. I currently work in IT for an international bank.

I am planning to go to Fez for a week - I am reading Titus Burkhart’s book Fez-City of Islam before I go for ideas as to what to do - but I would love to hear from people who have already been. Also ideas for short trips from Fez to nearby villages would be very much appreciated.

Re: Things to do in Fez

by CaptainAmerica

Fez is probably one of the most fascinating cities of the Arabic world, at least of the Maghreeb. Visiting the medina (I should say the medinas as they are three cities in one) is a must in itself: riahds, mosqueys, coranic school, markets, etc.
From Fez you can easily visit the Rif region, which is very different from other areas of Morroco; do not miss the city of Chefchaouen, one of the best points of interest in the North.

Re: Re: Things to do in Fez

by leotheafrican


Thanks for you comments - :-)


Re: Re: Things to do in Fez

by CaptainAmerica

You're welcome. Let me just add Meknes that you can visit as a side trip. It is not far from Fez and very interesting as well.

Re: Things to do in Fez

by cadzand

There are the Karouine Mosque, the ljewish cimetary, the Royal Palace, the souks with the wool-dyers, the leather tanners, the weavers etc. etc.
Have a look at my Fez travelogue


and my Morocco page
Happy travels

Re: Re: Things to do in Fez

by leotheafrican


I'll take a look at your web page - thanks for your time.

Best wishes


Re: Things to do in Fez

by iam.tarik

Oh you're welcome on Fez, and I hope you'll have a beautifull times on Fez..I'm giving juste a little help, if you want to visit Fez there is my website which describes and talks about any places in Fez, I hope you'll like it....
Have a nice day..

RE: Things to do in Fez

by JamalMorelli

let's keep this thread growing... it could never end!

if you are muslim, make sure to pray at the Karaouine Mousque and visit the Zawiyya of Moulay Idriss...

my personal recommendation - just lose yourself in the medina (9800+ streets!) and stay lost all day.... see where you end up and what adventures you have...

Look me up - we can have tea... my best friends live in the old medina...

to be continued

Travel Tips for Fes

Cats: Kindness and Baraka

by JamalMorelli

Like I said before, cats are charged with baraka. They are blessed in ways that if you hurt them, it is said you will be cursed.

Islam officially likes cats. So, the Muslims of Fes have taken up the lion's share of charity towards makinng sure the cats are well watered ever since Hasan II reportedly redirected the Fes River to water his golf course - and hence, the empty fountains in most houses in Batha, etc, and dried up street fountains.

Be nice to cats. I know you will be. You are a good person, I can tell.

Wander the medina in the late night

by JamalMorelli

It's dark, scary and a bit dangerous.

So, cross yourself and plunge into the cave-like medina of Fes.

Anything could happen and that's what will make it fun to do at 1 in the morning.

* This is only for the fit, the bold and the reckless. Don't do it if your big idea of life is just living it.

Cafe in Medina

by barryg23

Inside Bab-Bou Jeloud, the main gate at the western edge of the medina, are many cheap cafes and restaurants. We stopped at one for a quick coffee before a visit to the Dar Batha Musuem. Our waiter took our orders, then the drinks appeared, carried by another waiter from a different cafe around the corner. I quite like these informal arrangements.

Medersa Bou Inania: Climb to the roof...

by Bernhadette

After a short walk from the Bab Boujeloud into the heart of the Medina, you will reach the Medersa Bou Inania. It was built in the 1350ies by the sultan Abou Inan Faris, from whom it received its name. It is said to be the largest and most important medersa in Fès.

Therefore you will find that you are not the only one who has discovered this gem of Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship: usually the medersa is overrun by tourists. But you should make an effort and climb up to the roof, from where you have a beautiful view on Fès. When descending don't miss a look into the upper floors' tiny rooms. Here the students of the medersa lodged. Some of the chambers have a window, from where you can look down to the court.

Usually the Medersa Bou Inania is open to the public from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., but in Ramandan the opening hours vary. The entrance fee is 10 MAD (about 1 Euro).

The Merenid Tombs with a View

by JamalMorelli

This area is generous with it's views of Fes and a way to resonate with the history of Fes without being pressed up against a wall near a passing donkey.

Make it a romantic sunset activity...or a late night for the brave...or really after hours for the hopelessly insane and/or brave (like me)

This cemetary is also in much better condition than the cemetary at Bab Fettouh.


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