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Fez is often called the spiritual heart of Morocco. And indeed, this is the most ancient and majestic of all the imperial cities of the country, a must-see destination that can’t be left out of your agenda if you’re travelling to Morocco.
Fez is actually three cities in one: Fez al Bali, the medieval fortified city founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II, Fezel Jdid, founded by the Merenids 500 years after and Ville Nouvelle, the French modern city of the 20th century.
Beyond its extensive and extremely valuable historical and cultural heritage, Fez has been growing fast lately, firmly establishing itself on the global tourism map. Now a top travel destination of Morocco, Fez manages to have it all balanced; ancient glory, medieval charm, fascinating history and the infrastructure to offer anything a modern traveller would ever need.
The airport of Fez (Fes–Saïss Airport) is located 13 kilometres from the city centre and is served by buses.
Getting around Fez
You can get around Fez by bus, railway and taxis. Fares start at 3.00 MAD and minimum taxi fare costs 7.00 MAD.
Your acquaintance with Fez begins inside the city walls of the Medina, where the majority of the most notable landmarks and attractions are concentrated. To be precise, the whole Medina of Fez is an attraction by itself!
Wander around the streets of Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid and get to know the largest medieval city in the world! To find your way in, we recommend you enter through the Bab Boujeloud, the famous “Blue Gate” built by the French in 1913.
The Madrasa Bou Inania is arguably the most elaborate religious building in Morocco, it serves as a theological college and it’s open to the public! Built in 1350 by Sultan Bou Inan, it is the finest example of Merenid architecture.
On your way out, look up and you’ll notice an unusual structure; 13 carved wooden windows and 13 platforms bearing 13 metal bowls. This is the Dar al-Magana (Clockhouse) of Fez and it represents one of the construction miracles of medieval Morocco. The structure is a water clock powered by weight; however the precise mechanism remains a mystery.
Continue walking and the way will lead you, through colourful bazaars and open-air markets selling spices, herbs, textiles and cosmetics, to the legendary Kairaouine Mosque.
Built in the 9th century, the Kairaouine Mosque is the second largest mosque of Morocco, with the largest one being in Casablanca and it houses the world’s oldest university. With a capacity of 20,000, it is a quite awe-inspiring sight, even though it’s closed to non-Muslims.
Follow the river and head to your next stop, the Chaouwara Tanneries. Nothing seems to have changed since the 11th century there. Workers continue to manufacture leather in the traditional way by cutting, soaking, softening and dying thick stripes of leather. Some of them will be happy to give you a tour and teach you all the secrets of tanning!
Complete your experience in Fez with a visit to Mellah, the Jewish Quarter of the 14th century. This is where the Jewish community of Fez established their residences and built their elegant mansions, many of which you can still see today.
The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber. French is also widely spoken by the locals and English seems to become more and more popular.
To travel to Morocco, you need to have:
- a valid passport not expiring for at least 6 months after your travel dates
- a return ticket
Greek citizens are not required to have a tourist Visa, for a maximum stay of 3 months. In case you would like to stay longer, you should visit a local police station and state so, within 15 days of your arrival in Morocco.
When to Go
The best time to visit Fez is during the months of spring and autumn, when rainfall is occasional and temperatures remain at pleasant levels, 20ºC-25ºC during daytime and 10ºC lower during the night.
The period from November to January is also appropriate weather-wise, with more or less the same weather conditions and a bit lower temperatures at night.
Summer in Fez is extremely hot, temperatures can rise up to 40ºC, but it’s in no way prohibitive, as long as you are prepared and organised.