Fez and the Middle Atlas Sights

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Place Seffarine

Place Seffarine Review

This wide, triangular souk of the dinandiers, or coppersmiths, is a welcome open space, a comfortable break from tight crags and corners. Donkeys and their masters wait for transport work here, and a couple of trees are reminders this was once a fertile valley alongside the Fez River. Copper and brass bowls, plates, and buckets are wrought and hammered over fires around the market's edge, where the smells of soldering irons and donkey droppings permeate the air. Look towards the Kairaouine Mosque at the top of the square to see the Kairaouine University library, which once housed the world's best collection of Islamic literature. Recently restored, it is open only to Muslim scholars.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Seffarine, Fez el Bali, Fez
  • Location: Fez el-Bali
Updated: 08-03-2011

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